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PA850: Germany - Great Powers of the 1900's Mould Set

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SKU:
PA850
UPC:
0735930008504
Condition:
New
Weight:
0.67 KGS
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This is a box set containing three vulcanised black rubber moulds that cast 54mm scale fully round metal miniatures of toy soldiers.

The great European powers dominated the world in the period of 1900 to 1914 and this mould set includes German line infantry and 1st Foot Guards Regiments. These are parade ground uniforms.

The Prussian army formed the core of the Imperial German army after unification in 1870, and the first foot guards regiment was a Prussian unit, first raised in 1688. On parade it wore, as a mark of its special place in the army establishment, a MITRE cap instead of the otherwise ubiquitous Pickelhaube. This cap was an echo of army headwear from the eighteenth century.

The Line regiments all wore the Picklehaube, albeit with some variations in the helmet plates from one state to another. Parade uniforms were invariably Prussian blue and trousers white for summer. A horsehair plume was worn on the helmet as part of the parade uniform.

These moulds are suitable for casting in all three alloys, if you use the Prince August Solder Pot to aid you. You can also find the Digital Thermometer very useful for making sure you have the metal at the right temperature.

There are PTFE rods included to allow you to make the neck hole to attach the head later. Just place the small rods in the body cavity where the head would be after you have applied the talcum powder and before assembling the mould. Take it out after casting and keep safe for reuse. If you loose the PTFE rod, more are available online.

Assembly of the casted figures is required so you may wish to acquire some superglue suitable for metal. Scratch the areas a little in a crosshatch pattern before attaching to give more grip for the glue.

Colours for painting these uniforms are recommended as follows:

Line Infantry: White, Gloss Black, Red, Silver, Black, Dark Brown and Prussian Blue.

Foot Guards: White, Silver, Brass, Black, Pale Orange, Red, Gold and Prussian Blue.

More detailed painting instructions available as PDF.

 

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  • Ulf - 18th May 2020

    5
    A great new range I was waiting for for years!

    When I was a young boy in the late '70s, my father started casting tin soldiers with moulds from German company Schildkröt, called "Zinnbrigade" (Tin Brigade), a series of 40mm fully round figures of the German Empire around 1900. So when I saw the first promotions for this new range from Prince August I was really excited.
    My moulds arrived three days ago and I made a few castings at the same day. The castings came out quite perfectly; the moulds are very easy to cast. (Tip: Use four clamps instead of two, this reduces flashing.) The parts fit perfectly, and the figures are easy to assemble (Tip: Assemble only the arms and heads before painting, and the backpacks and the rifle after painting!).
    The uniforms of the 182 Line Regiments were generally alike: dark blue ("Prussian Blue") coats and black-grey trousers (white in summer and on Parade). But there were also hundreds of minor variations, as for the piping of the cuffs or the color of the shoulder straps. And to make it even more complicated, the Bavarian Regiments maintained their traditional light blue ("Bavarian Blue") coats and trousers. The large 54mm size (my favourite scale) gives everybody who is interested in such details the possibility to paint a lot of these variations and to create figures of particular Regiments. For example I am painting my first figures in the uniforms of the Regiments No. 81-83, the Regiments of the Electorate of Hesse (the former Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, annexed by Prussia after the Prussian-Austrian War of 1866).
    I hope a lot more moulds of the Germans will follow in this range, including cavalry (Uhlans, please! :-) )

  • Alan Messham - 15th May 2020

    4
    PA850

    Still working on them. Finished casting and all good. Waiting to finish them all and I'll mail a couple of photos. Love them so far

3 Reviews

  • Ulf - 18th May 2020

    5
    A great new range I was waiting for for years!

    When I was a young boy in the late '70s, my father started casting tin soldiers with moulds from German company Schildkröt, called "Zinnbrigade" (Tin Brigade), a series of 40mm fully round figures of the German Empire around 1900. So when I saw the first promotions for this new range from Prince August I was really excited.
    My moulds arrived three days ago and I made a few castings at the same day. The castings came out quite perfectly; the moulds are very easy to cast. (Tip: Use four clamps instead of two, this reduces flashing.) The parts fit perfectly, and the figures are easy to assemble (Tip: Assemble only the arms and heads before painting, and the backpacks and the rifle after painting!).
    The uniforms of the 182 Line Regiments were generally alike: dark blue ("Prussian Blue") coats and black-grey trousers (white in summer and on Parade). But there were also hundreds of minor variations, as for the piping of the cuffs or the color of the shoulder straps. And to make it even more complicated, the Bavarian Regiments maintained their traditional light blue ("Bavarian Blue") coats and trousers. The large 54mm size (my favourite scale) gives everybody who is interested in such details the possibility to paint a lot of these variations and to create figures of particular Regiments. For example I am painting my first figures in the uniforms of the Regiments No. 81-83, the Regiments of the Electorate of Hesse (the former Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, annexed by Prussia after the Prussian-Austrian War of 1866).
    I hope a lot more moulds of the Germans will follow in this range, including cavalry (Uhlans, please! :-) )

  • Alan Messham - 15th May 2020

    4
    PA850

    Still working on them. Finished casting and all good. Waiting to finish them all and I'll mail a couple of photos. Love them so far

  • JOHN PARSLOW - 15th May 2020

    5
    PA850

    A really exciting new product from Prince August. As with all their products these moulds are excellent, I shall look forward with interest to any new variations forthcoming. Thank you for a brilliant service. Best regards to all. John Parslow

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