I recently decided to move on to metal casting, since that would enable me to reproduce my minis in a material less fragile than clay. I was able to make two succesful (in my humble view) metal castings using casting sand:
This was a single part cast, ie, I only actually cast the dragon part of the original, leaving the back side open.
The angry bird, seen here:
had to be cast in two parts. Imagine the bird itself as a ball, each part of the sand casting was one “hemisphere”. In both cases, flash had to be removed by means of files and grinding tools.
The material that I used was pewter, the type used by plumbers.
18 September 2013
Another addition to my pewter collection, corinthian helm pewter pendant. It’s actually not a full helmet, but the front part of it, to make it more comfortable to the wearer:
Another, rather more “elegant” corinthian helmet and a couple of feather pendants:
Hope you like them 🙂
October 4, 2013
Here is my attempt at making a Gothic flame pendant. The dents that may be visible were designed from the original (clay) model, and they seem to have passed nicely to the pewter item. I used sand casting and a shaping tool in order to further shape the edges:
14 February 2014.
I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with some more metal casting. More on the gothic side, these ones:
I think this is the best thing I’ve made so far:
November 9, 2014
My first welding work ever, a christian cross. The cross and the Christ figure were cast separately and were soldered together with a solder gun:
They were soldered in three places, and I am particularly pleased, as the soldering work came out sturdy, paving the way for more such work.