Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished master is finally produced. It is only when the master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
The quality of the raw castings from the silicone moulds.
A full set of parts for the 1/48 scale Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
all as cast from the silicone moulds prior to any cleaning up.
After several hours of filing the parts begin to fit together.
The Typhoon finally sits on its undercarriage and
I can begin to get the stance and character of the aircraft correct.
Rockets and cannon are cleaned up in the same way.
File marks are polished out with fine wire wool
Here the Typhoon metal masters are almost finished just a few refinements to the Milliput wheel hubs to complete the project.