Metal Casting

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:
clay originals along with the metal cast items

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.


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