Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Here Come the Confederates

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Okay,

so remember last time when I estimated that my remaining 14 pounds of pewter would net me 140 soldiers?

Well, after four casting marathons I used up that 14 pounds of pewter and got...




140 soldiers.

Once I collect all of the flash and filings I might be able to eke out one more.


I'll keep you posted.

Soldier on!

Mannie

p.s.

This was a pair of (very thin) pewter candlesticks.  This is where cheap casting pewter can come from.




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4 comments:

Rodger said...

Excellent!

Scott B. Lesch said...

I was lucky with Pewter. My father was a Pewter Smith and his scrap became whole regiments.

Springinsfeld said...

Hmmm, I have a couple of old pewter tankards somewhere, and my grandmothers mantelpiece could do with a tidy up....thanks for the idea
cheers
Mike

jess said...

Hi Mannie,

l live in Australia and have just recently joined your site, l think it is great. Take care and fix bayonets.

Soldier on..........Jess.