Thursday, July 27, 2017

Slush Cast

Slush cast is a technique for making hollow metal items.  It uses very little metal and so the items are light and inexpensive.  Like the technique for making chocolate Easter Bunnies.

The technique has gone out of favor with die casting replacing it, like Matchbox cars.

Still, slush cast toys were very popular in the 1930's, and 1940's in the USA.

I like to buy slush cast military items that are small and repair them.

Then I strip off the old paint, prime them, and repaint them.

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