He's been making some terrific progress with his investigations into metal casting and has even tried out the process with a commercial mould made by Prince August...
|Ian picked up this Prince August mould on eBay quite cheaply and the|
quality looks superb. Believe it or not he used a second hand pewter
tankard as the source of his metal!
However, ever the perfectionist, he has decided that the ad hoc 'kitchen hobby' way of doing things wasn't the way to go and he wanted something a little more sturdy for working with molten metal (and something less likely to end up setting fire to him and his house)! Hence the Lee pot.
The eventual goal is for him to cast 'Harry' in metal. Obviously this is a long term project as poor Harry hasn't even got arms or a head yet - but knowing my brother he will spend a lot of time now perfecting his new skill until he is satisfied with the process and the quality of his castings.
...In my head, though, I am starting to think of the prospect of a metal Molaterian regiment! One can but dream.