Friday, 10 June 2011

Soldering a metal Toy Soldier together with a soldering iron.

Sometimes glue is just not your cup of tea, you want firmer hold, perhaps for more demanding wargaming or for your children to be able to be more aggressive when playing with their castings.
In a previous video I showed how to use a gas tank and welding/soldering torch, but most people will not be able to afford such equipment, so today I show how to use a little soldering iron, easily available from any hardware store. We are using soldering wire with a composite of 63% Tin and 37% Lead.

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This video covers all the important steps to soldering and all in about a 3 minute video. Key to a good solder project is taking the time to clean the metal of all dirt and greese, otherwise the solder will not adhere properly.

The figure we are demonstrating with is the 54mm scale Napoleonic French Artilleryman (PA80-12). He has a ramrod in his hand used for loading the cannon.

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