Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Christmas Ornaments Moulds include Santa, Christmas Trees, Stockings with toys and Angels with Stars.

Prince August released a rather unusual set of moulds a few years ago, which departed from their usual military line of toy soldiers that they are famous for. These were flat christmas decoration moulds. The first ones had angels, bells, candles, reindeer and robin redbreasts that could be cast and hung on your Christmas tree or used for other similar decorational purposes like on Christmas cards.
This September Prince August has expanded on this line, due to its popularity, especially with girls who enjoy the casting process but are not interested in toy soldiers. The two new moulds have two different decorations per mould. PA1904 has Santa Claus and a Christmas Stocking filled with candy and toys and PA1905 has an Angel holding a star and a stylised Christmas tree with presents at it's base. Both moulds are easy to use with Prince August's flagship Model Metal and Prince August has added photos of how to vent these moulds if you wish to cast with Pewter (5 star metal) or the cheaper Standard Casting Metal. Venting is very easy, just warm the mould, and cut small channels with a sharp scalpel or knife to allow any trapped air to escape. The photos show in red lines the places to cut.

September 2013 New Mithril Lord of the Rings Fellowship Miniatures Released: Gloin and Bogatung.

Mithril Miniatures has released January and February 2013's winning ideas from their Fellowship Club. These 32mm scale metal miniatures are primed and ready to paint. MS593 Bogatung needs only a little assembly for her arms. Gloin does not need any assembly. If you are wondering what the Fellowshup Club is all about, then read up on it here and sign up so YOUR idea may become reality. Its a unique club that gives all its members the opportunity to have their ideas turned into genuine Mithril miniatures, if they win the monthly vote. Simple and elegant in its service, Mithril has run this club for over 8 years with great success.
Gloin was a Dwarf of Durin’s line and was part of Thorin Oakenshield’s famous expedition to retake the mountain kingdom of Erebor from the worm Smaug. After the re-establishment of the kingdom under-the-mountain, Gloin became wealthy and was later sent together with his son Gimli to represent the Erebor dwarves at the council of Elrond in T.A. 3018.
Bogatung was the oldest resident of Laketown with a fearsome reputation for magical power and a daunting physical presence. Years before she had been a priestess of a local Esgaroth cult but now, despite her great age, blindness and hunched appearance, struck awe and fear in those who encountered her. She had a great reputation for foretelling the future.