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3ADFAVet06 Mar 2023 6:46 p.m. PST

I've just started a Blog, of sorts, and for one of my first topics, I've posted about my collection of American Revolution figures by Custom Cast. I've started with the source of my collection, the catalogs where I ordered most of them from.


huron725 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2023 8:04 p.m. PST

Good luck with the blog. I bookmarked you.

The catalogs look good. I don't ever remember seeing Iron Brigade miniatures back in the day.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2023 8:16 a.m. PST

My wargaming buddies Jay and Steve (and I) have a large number of Custom Cast figures in our AMR forces. They were very nicely done castings for their time.

I've also bookmarked your blog.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2023 1:01 p.m. PST

I had a number of these back in the 70s. I sold them off years ago. All of the unpainted one developed lead rot, so I had to pitch those (and that wasn't too many years ago). The dismounted Brunswick dragoons were my favorite castings.

3ADFAVet09 Mar 2023 11:09 p.m. PST

Lucky for me, one of first things I did with my figures was to clean the flash off, and back in the 70s or 80s I'd spray them with Floquil primer, usually white. I understand that lead rot usually only happens to unpainted figures, by I'm no expert. I believe that figures produced by Iron Brigade had a higher pewter content, which is a fair amount of my collection. It was probably harder on the molds, so the quality of the casting wasn't always as good with the older figures.

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2023 9:54 p.m. PST

I picked up several 100 of them a few years ago on TMP. They were my 1st American Rev figs (other than Airfix).



3ADFAVet15 Mar 2023 5:56 p.m. PST

Put a few pictures of my figures up today. link

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