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Seeking source of lead soldier molds

Started by El Bibliotecario , Feb 03 2012 07:53 PM

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#1 El Bibliotecario

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

Recently while casting bullets, it occurred to me that I could use the same materials and equipment to cast an 'army' and use my reference books to paint them appropriately--if I had the molds. Looking on the internet, all I've found are molds for rather cheesy looking toy soldiers, the sort sold years ago as children's toys.

I'd be interested in finding a source for late 19th to WW2 era 1:35 scale soldier molds--although I may baulk at the cost of a mold capable of casting quality figures. But it does no harm to ask. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

I have some of the Coldstream Guards silicone molds from
http://www.miniature....com/molds_.htm

They're essentially copies of old Britains LTD toy soldiers. I've cast hundreds of soldiers from them and they're pretty nice. I had to do some cutting of air outlets to get a good pour in some of them, but that's easy enough with a sharp X-acto.

http://www.dutkins.c...fm?companyid=22 is another place that has a pretty wide range available. Some of them look a little hokey, but a lot of the WWII stuff seems pretty nice. I've never used the molds, so I can't comment on the quality.


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