Railroad hobby store, plastic figures, cast them
I agree that this works quite well. I’ve seen them cast and added to
a variety of pins and brooches (and even for chess pieces that had
uniform bases) when Bridgette Clavette was doing a series with them
(head of the Metals department at NBCCD – school I studied at).
72 pieces, unpainted (note HO scale == 1:87… Approx. 1.9cm (0.75")
versus 6 pieces painted:
It’d worked with plastic, then when you are happy with the piece
cast it (or have it cast). Although you can’t really pin (drill a
hole and glue a small piece of steel wire) the piece in these cases,
they also won’t be taking much abuse before you cat them and then
they’ll stick together just fine (being a solid piece of metal is
good that way).
Glues used in plastic craft:
I am not sure how any of these puddies would burn out, but 2 part
epoxy burns out fine:
Misc sampling of people figures:
Dollhouse Scale 1"=1’ (1:12)
G Scale Modelling 3/8"=1’ (1:22)
Half Scale Modelling 1/2"=1’ (1:25)
O Scale Modelling 1/4"=1’ (1:48)
HO Scale Modelling 1/8"=1’ (1:87)
N Scale Modelling 1/16"=1’ (1:160)
“In Scale” is the relationship between the size of two items. In
model railroading, it is generally expressed as a ratio.
For example: HO scale is 1:87, that is one inch on the model to 87
inches in the real world.
Best of luck,
K. David Woolley
Diversiform Metal Art & Jewellery