Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Here Come the Confederates



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!



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



Rodger said...


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

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.