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Begining some casting

Starting some work on some sculpting and mould making this week. Mostly buckles, strapends, and small brooches, with the intention of casting them up in pewter to begin, and perhaps have some copper-alloy casts done later. We have started with some rough miliput sculpts, which we are going to carve and file in detail after it has hardened.

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Most the originals these will be based on are from York, or Northern England and are a mix of very viking styles, and native and carolingian styles from the tenth century.

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When these are done we are casting them up into two-part plaster of Paris moulds.

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I will add a few posts as we go along showing the progress we make.
Einar

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