This trial knight was cast in a single shot, not the head and body separately. It has a great texture, as if the Green Knight had done a number on him. There are remnant sprues coming out of his nose and hands. The hand ones are pretty cool b/c they look like daggers. Sometimes mistakes can end up looking great!

Here’s a good overview of the entire casting process if you are interested….

This weekend we are going to try another pour with a new process, so hopefully they will come out nice and clean..

bronze castle knight

Bronze Age

After all the plaster is removed, the sprues are cut off and a hole is drilled in his helmet to receive the neck pin. Then the knight is polished and the hand drilled so he can hold a sword.


Although this casting looks pretty good, you can see some places where the bronze has some pretty big divots.


These small defects would be nothing compared to the next castings…

*Update* — well, except the request by voidshatter for more shiny + lens flare… 🙂

shiny shiny