Sunday, August 18, 2013

NQSYW Grenadiers

Whe Rob and I casted last time, I was able to cast a company of line and a company of Grenadiers.  These are the Grenadiers.
I am also almost done with a second company of line from when I cast figures a week ago.  That will bring me up to 3 companies.
I also recently got in the mail 3 more molds that are the cannon and 4 different gunner figures.  I hope to cast those up soon. to get a battery.
Sure hope I like this game.  I am having a great time casting and painting the figures for it.  :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

NQSYW More figures and a question for those who home cast

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.

Monday, August 5, 2013

NQSYW Project, First Unit

Rob and I recently cast some 40 mm figures from Prince August molds for our NQSYW project.  This is the first company of infantry finished for the Grand Duchy of Waldo.  They are in medium blue, with light blue facings.
I thought I would take a break from the 22m ACW figures I was painting.  I finished these with gloss, but I may spray them with a satin finish, I haven't decided.
I also am working on the other unit I got cast, a company of grenadiers.  My organization will be classic Charge!  The infantry will be 3 line companies.  I am doing stand alone Grenadiers and lights.