First try at making 2 part molds and casting metal minis.
I got some stuff called Quick-Sil, made by Castaldo. It's more like a soft 2-part putty. You mix roughly equal parts together quickly, place some in a mold box, add mini, add release agent of some sort, add more putty, compress and leave for about 15 minutes. It's pretty easy and fast. I think I just need a bit more practice, but I've already learned a few things.
Then I couldn't wait and had to try casting.
Here are the 4 best copies of each of 2 of the blanks. Not too bad for a first try, I think, but I hope I can do better with practice. I've heard graphite powder helps in the casting process. I think I'll try cleaning these up and try to add more detail (arms, bonnets, etc.).
I need to try making molds and casting the sowrd and musket I sculpted previously.
6 hours ago