Cast metal Seven Years' War semi-flat 40mm scale Austrian Grenz and Pandour infantry and drummer.
Difficulty Levels 1 to 5:
Casting Difficulty - 3
Assembly Difficulty - 4
Painting Difficulty - 3
Use 4 clamps instead of two (or use more elastic bands than normal). Space the clamps on the upper and lower quarters of each side of the mould when securing the mould. Venting should only be needed if you are not using Model Metal.
When venting you may need to drill a 1.5 mm hole through the mould at certain points. On the reverse side of the mould (the plain side) where the hole comes out you can add a channel upwards if you choose to, but as long as you have placed the rough side of the support board against the mould the air should be able to escape safely.
We recommend our scalpels because you need an extremely sharp blade to properly vent a mould.
Includes: 2 PTFE rods that you place in the neck slots of the bodies so cavities exist for the heads to attach.
Grenz or frontier troops were an important element in the Austrian army, and were semi-regular units raised form the Slav and Croatian populations on the empire’s southern borders. These models represent Austrian Grenz troops but can also be used as Russian Pandours with a little conversion. Russian uniforms were essentially the same, but the ornamental knots will have to be filed off the trousers. Russian headgear was also different. Use head A to create Austrian Grenz troops and head C for Russians.
Prussian Pandours from Frei corps von Kleist can be created by using head B with the Hungarian body from mould PA3108.
The instructions offer only a brief idea of the many regiments and troop types that can be produced using the PA mould system. The mid-eighteenth century saw most European nations using troops with very similar uniforms and those not represented by the figures in our moulds can be produced with a little research and some filing and conversion of our figures. For further details of SYW armies, their composition and uniforms, go to kronoskaf.com, which is an excellent and free online resource dealing in great detail with this subject, covering all relevant combatants and with a huge variety of illustrations and drawings.
This product is not suitable for children under the age of 14.