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Dadster Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

How many standard infantry figures can be cast from 1 pound of pewter?



keithbarker02 Apr 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

A lot of 6mm infantry but not as many 28mm!
What scale are you interested in?

altfritz02 Apr 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Some info about metals here:

How to Choose a Metal
All our metals are suitable for home use and can be melted on an electric cooker.

Model Metal is the best all round metal. It has the lowest melting point and gives perfect castings.
Standart Metal is the most economical choice but takes a lot more skill to use.
5star Metal is lead free and is safe to play with. The moulds may need venting.
All our metal bars are the same size and cast the same amount of figures. As a rough guide line you can expect to get following numbers of figures per bar of metal:

25-28mm scale 10 foot figures

40mm scale 5 foot figures

54mm scale 3 foot figures

We also sell pure bimuth, tin and lead for customers who wants to mix their own alloy. They are not suitable to use on their own.
/end quote/

It appears one of their bars is 130 grams (.13 kgs)

1 Kg = 2.2 lbs…

Sir Walter Rlyeh02 Apr 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

I have been casting from the Prince August moulds for a year or so. I get more out of their metal than when I recycle old figures etc. You will end up with wastage as you scrape the dross off of your pot.

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Sorry guys – this would be for 28mm figures.

Altfritz so as you mentioned the link to Prince August states that 10 25/28 mm figure can be realized per metal bar they sell. That would mean one could cast 10 figures from their 130 gram bar, OR 34 25/28mm figures from 1 US pound of metal?

Thanks for all the info – I do appreciate it.

altfritz03 Apr 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

I didn't work out the math, but that would appear to be the case. Keeping in mind not all figures are equal size…

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