Monday, May 12, 2014
outside and starting on some summer casting projects. Outdoor casting has the advantage of keeping the nasty metal fumes out of the house.
I purchased three of the new 40mm Prussian molds from Prince August. I found the new moulds to be a nice change from the sometimes awkward poses of PA figures. The apparently have listened to those of us who war-game with these big guys and need a versatile figure that will paint up to most 18th century types.
Here are the wargame friendly features of the new molds:
1. The mould will cast two figures at a time, effectively halving casting time---particularly if you go for big units (mine are established at 40 figures) I got this new unit done in about 5 hours in two sessions over a weekend.
3. The detail is more accurate for the Prussians.
4. The pose matches the older infantry advancing pose, though I hear they will be coming out with a march attack pose later.
5. The heads cast separately but are very easy to attach thanks to a nice sturdy peg cast on the head in conjunction with a plastic rod that is inserted into the mould before casting. This ensures that the hole for the peg in the body of the figure is perfectly sized.
I'll be posting progress on the painting of this unit soon.