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Daribuck Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

So: Have thousands of little tabs I've been saving for my lead and pewter miniatures. Is there any way to "melt" them and add weight to my plastic or resin miniatures?

Thanks!

Daniel

DyeHard21 Dec 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

Sure:

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Daribuck Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

COOL! I assume that is the temperature for commercially available miniatures?

Thanks!

14Bore21 Dec 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

I made musket balls with all I saved over the years, never threw any out.
I melt lead on a open fire outside.

The H Man05 Feb 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

Yeah, save your money.

A tin of metho and an old spoon is all you need. Do it outside with nothing around. Perhaps place the tin in an old bowl, just in case. Only put in no more than a quarter full of metho, and don't refill once lit (you will only do it once).

You could carve your weight shape into a bit of old plaster or a small block of wood. Use talc powder as a release powder (dust some over the mould and clap it to remove excess).

Of course I don't recommend trying it at home.

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