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« Reply #105 on: 10 December 2019, 07:50:32 PM »

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« Reply #106 on: 11 December 2019, 07:19:14 AM »

Though they could always go back into the 'melting pot'.....But I don't think Leon does that.
(I'm pretty sure he only uses 'virgin' white metal to cast up the wee men.)

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« Reply #107 on: 11 December 2019, 10:21:28 PM »

Though they could always go back into the 'melting pot'.....But I don't think Leon does that.
(I'm pretty sure he only uses 'virgin' white metal to cast up the wee men.)

Cheers - Phil



I believe the issue with putting them back into the melting pot is twofold

1. Additional wear on the production mould for no benefit. 
2 The wee men may well have release agent on them that will form a dross on the top of the molten lead that will need to be skimmed off wasting metal.
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« Reply #108 on: 12 December 2019, 07:27:48 AM »

Good points, Mark  Smiley.....Though that didn't stop the original owner of Alternative Armies of melting down a load of old Citadel models that he'd accrued, and using those for some of the original run of figures.

(At least, that's what he told me.)

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« Reply #109 on: 12 December 2019, 08:33:16 AM »


I believe the issue with putting them back into the melting pot is twofold

1. Additional wear on the production mould for no benefit.  
2 The wee men may well have release agent on them that will form a dross on the top of the molten lead that will need to be skimmed off wasting metal.

You forgot the wasted cost of the time casting them the first time!
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« Reply #110 on: 12 December 2019, 08:27:59 PM »

Good points, Mark  Smiley.....Though that didn't stop the original owner of Alternative Armies of melting down a load of old Citadel models that he'd accrued, and using those for some of the original run of figures.

(At least, that's what he told me.)

Cheers - Phil  Wink


I think a lot of manufacturers do this. Sometimes the higher lead content in old figures actually improves the flow and detail.

I sold a lot of old broken  figures from a late friends collection by the kilo on ebay to people casting their own and had no problem selling it. 
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