I don't have a picture today. I spent a couple of hours this morning casting figures. My basic infantry figure cast well, I have enough now for my second company of hatmen. I got some specialty figures, I don't expect them to cast that often but I only need a few.
My problem is one piece cavalry molds. I have 3 different hussar molds. These are Prince August 40mm molds. I must have cast them 20 times this morning and got two I could use. (and those have a few problems I am choosing to overlook)
I have cut some vents in the molds. It hasn't seemed to help much. The problem is the body of the horse. There will be a pit or a furrow along one side of the main body of the horse. I don't know if this is air escaping during the pouring process, or what. I have made vents at both ends of the horse's body, and on one of the molds even made a vent between the pouring hole and the back of the pelisse. I still didn't have much luck.
If there is anyone who sees this that has experience, please let me know.
I got a cannon mold on Ebay, and I have artillerists coming from Ireland. I am sure casting the cannon will cause me to pull my hair out also. I had a 25mm cannon mold years ago, and getting the wheels to cast was a real problem.