Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Moulds

Hi,

What can you tell me about these moulds. Thanks for your help. I've got around to casting the piper successfully but am struggling with the others to get perfect castings. Practice makes perfect I suppose. Thanks again.

Bill

Bill

These aluminium moulds were sold via the Exchange and Mart magazine in the late 1940's and early 50's. My first home-cast figures were made in similar moulds some 50 years ago!!!

Hold the mould over a candle flame and the sott deposited onto the mould will act as a release agent for the castings, also a hot mould allows the metal to flow easier, and a cold surface beneath the mould, a tile for instance, when pouring the metal, will ensure that the metal doesn't run out of the bottom.

Best wishes
John