Work In Progress

This category shows how I cast bronze figurines, bronze sculptures, and other bronze curios. These are my Work-In-Progress postings.

Panzer Girls 3


As I gave away my first copy of my Girls und Panzer casting, I had to make another of these tank turret models. The 1:35 scale figures are soldered to the tank with low temperature silver bearing solder which is a tin solder. It’s not the strongest, but I would likely melt the figures if […]

Supergirl’s Cape 2


I have cleaned up and soldered Supergirl’s cape that was cast in a yellow brass a few days ago. I used my larger Smith acetylene-air torch that gives me 13,000 BTU to heat the two pieces, and fortunately this was sufficient to get the piece locally hot enough (760 C) for my bronze solder to […]

Supergirl’s Cape 1


I’ve started work on my bronze cast of Supergirl. The biggest feature to cast is her cape. I am going to have to cut it in half so that it will fit inside my largest 5×7 inch casting flask, but even so it will be a tricky fit. I try to leave about a half […]

Super Cat 2


I have two super cats assembled. One is looking forward and one is looking to the side. The head, cape, and body were soldered together in one session but this didn’t really work too well. The parts tended to fall apart during soldering and caused difficulty. I should have used binding wire to hold the […]

Super Cat 1


Hi folks. I’m beginning to work on a curiosity known as Streaky, Supergirl’s pet cat. I’ve made silicone rubber moulds of the cat and put it in wax and just recently cast the parts. In the process I discovered that the cat is a little awkward to cast as a complete item as it would […]

Panzer Girls 2


I did a little more work on my Girls und Panzer model. I used a liver of sulfur patina to darken the tank turret and I soldered the girls onto the tank using a low temperature silver bearing solder. I colored the girl’s uniforms on one set with Ceramitation cold enamel. The other I left […]

Link (Legend of Zelda) 1


I have made a model of Link, from the Legend of Zelda, and a super deformed version of Sailor Moon. These are both small enough to cast whole. I want some small items on hand that I can produce quickly and easily at a fairly nominal cost. Link is 8.8 cm tall and when cast […]

Panzer Girls 1


I wanted to cast some small items that I thought might be useful for display at the Calgary Otafest in July, 2016. I put together some silicon moulds for models of Girls und Panzer. This set has 5 of the tank students sitting on top of the turret area for a Panzer tank. These figures […]