Saturday, October 26, 2013

NQSYW - An Afternoon Casting

I had painted all the 40mm figures that I had cast.  The weather was going to be 65 and sunny, perfect day for casting some figures for winter painting.
I recently bought another infantry mold, in a slightly different pose.  That one and my regular infantry figure were both casting well today.  I got 2 full companies of infantry, and a company of light infantry.  Actually, I just clipped the bayonets from 12 regular infantry and will paint them in dark green.
With command figures, it all came to 51 foot.
I also tried again to cast cavalry.  I thought I was doing well, until I went to cut the sprue metal off of them.  All but five had the swords break off.  Oh well, I will try that again.
All in all, a great day casting.
This will give me the final company for my regiment, and a light company.  I now also have an extra company of infantry, which will get painted with a different coat color, as I plan to start doing a second army.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More Ships

I have built two more ships.  This is the original one, plus another small one, and a 10 gun brig.  I still have to figure out how to do the sails, and at some point I need to bite the bullet and order a ton of cannons.  I plan to do another 10 gun brig, two more small ones, and about 6 more either 6 or 8 guns ships.  I have 4 more in process.
When I cut the hulls for the next ship, I will see if I can do a tutorial on how I build them.  I pretty much have the process down now.