Easter Brings More Roomans and Star Ducks

On Easter Sunday after dinner, Chris Smedile and I were able to crank out 6 Archive (1981) Star Ducks (#2200 from the “Star Rovers” line) and 22 Roomans (both types from Ral Partha “Rooman War Party”).  I made two molds earlier in the day and we had fun trying to get the casting process correct.

9 second batch of roomans
First mold half for the Second Rooman Model
5 Duck (Gurads!) with Ray Guns mold
Star Duck Ready for Molding
3 Ducks (Gurads!) with Ray Guns on new Morin Base
Master Star Duck for Casting

Thanks to Chris there was a good number produced.  Two of the Star Ducks did not have their ray guns fully formed, but ended up looking like they had submachine guns, so I kept them.  The other four were good, and had flash that looked like the guns were firing – an unexpected bonus.

The Roomans mostly came out, but some were remelted for recasts.  Some were missing an ear, which my daughter Ellen Morin described as “battle damage”!

Still have more to do but having fun making them – and even more fun doing them with Chris!

11 second batch of roomans and ducks
Not a Bad Afternoon of Production!
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Author: Mark A. Morin

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