CASTING SETS

 

CASTING SETS
ALL CASTING SETS COME WITH AN ELECTRIC MELTER.
You should never use a hotplate or stove for casting projects.

*YES, Casting is an adult hobby but it also is a wonderful way for a parent to work along with their children. It will introduce a young person to a historical period, allow them to play with the cast figures they have helped make. “Old Toy Soldiers” have been long recognized as being important part in the development of youthful imagination. Also, children (boys and girls) love to paint the figures, and are proud of them even if simply done. We offer a number of our molds that appeal to girls such as the “Winter Village” Series 15”, “Carousel” Series 17”, “Wizards and Gnomes” Series 22 & Series 28”, “Victorian figure Series 19”,”Nativity Series 20”, Unicorn mold SR93 and many others.



SPECIAL BONUS FOR ALL NEW CASTING SET ORDERS (WHILE SUPPLY LASTS)

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ACCURATELY HAND PAINTED 54 MM PEWTER FIGURE FROM THE FRANKLIN MINT COLLECTION  "SOLDIERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE" VALUED AT $50 OR MORE. THESE NOW RARE FIGURES COME FROM THE ARMY HOUSE OF SPAIN IN 1980. THE FIGURE WILL COME IN A FOAM BACKED DISPLAY CASE WITH ACCURATE HISTORIC INFORMATION.

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Point of interest:
 
Until the 1970's all of our molds were made of the Zinc Alloy "Zymac".   Most of these metal molds contained 3 figure cavities.  The steel tooling necessary to make these molds was completed from 1930-1955.  Tooling costs during that period were very low (only several hundred dollars).
 
During the 1970's silicone rubber molds were developed.  These rubber molds could accept metal pouring temperatures similar to the Zinc alloy molds, but certain very important advantages were obtainable.  The rubber molds could reproduce finer detail, allow for slight undercuts because of their flexibility, and were easier to pour successfully.
 
The disadvantage was that the tooling costs for a single cavity mold increased to over $2000.  This cost increase was not due solely to the change in the mold type, but primarily material and toolmaker wage costs of the 70's till now, far exceeded those of the 30's, 40's, and 50's.
 
This information has been presented so our customers can understand why a 3 figure cavity metal mold is less costly than the single cavity rubber mold.