Metal Masters

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.

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal 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.

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
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.

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
After several hours of filing the parts begin to fit together.

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
The Typhoon finally sits on its undercarriage and
I can begin to get the stance and character of the aircraft correct.

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.

Rockets and cannon are cleaned up in the same way.
File marks are polished out with fine wire wool

Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
Castings from the silicone moulds require a great deal of hand finishing. Over many hours of shaping and adding detail a finished metal master is finally produced. It is only when the metal master itself looks as if it can 'fly' that we proceed to a production mould.
Here the Typhoon metal masters are almost finished just a few refinements to the
Milliput wheel hubs to complete the project.