Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Mithril Miniatures: New Lord of the Rings figures, Guthlaf and Thorin III

Thorin III StonehelmOn the 25th of May 2011, Mithril Miniatures released the latest 32mm scale metal LOTR miniatures. These were suggested ideas by members of the Fellowship club in October and November 2010. Chris Tubb designed them with his usual care to attention to detail. Guthlaf (MS565) and Thorin III Stonehelm (MS566) are available to purchase on their Mithril website.
Guthlaf, Theoden's Standard Bearer

Friday, 6 May 2011

How to Vent your Toy Soldier Rubber Moulds.

Find your mould does not cast exactly as planned? Cannot quite get that sword to come out correctly? Well worry no more, Prince August has put together a comprehensive video on the process of venting, often misunderstood or ignored by hobby casters, for fear of permanently damaging the mould.

It covers predrying the mould, warming the mould, analyzing the problem areas, cutting channels easily and in the CORRECT direction, doing a test cast, application of talcum powder and more. All in 5 minutes.

Just check it out today, try venting a mould and enjoy a whole new experience.

Note: using these tips you can use the cheaper standard metal and get much better results too.