In celebration of the 1000th item added to VintageManStuff.com today (August 23th 2019) I awarded myself this 1930 statue of a Vintage Man holding his stuff (being a ball in this case)! You can check out the statue in more detail here. Continue reading →
Vintage Stuff Manmade
Different types of molds / casting moulds
Around the 1970’s there were only a handful of mold makers, producing starter kits and series of molds. We will look into them more closely below:
Zinnbrigade by Schildkröt
Winter 1970. Only a few channels on TV. Fireplace lit. You are 14 years old and finaly your dad is home for a longer period of time since business is slow due to bad weather. Out of nowhere your dad asks if you feel like doing something together. You go like “sure, like what?”. Dad says it involves fire, dangers tempretures of about 300-400 degrees Celsius. So you are like “NICE”, because your interest is woken. Dad ups the ante and says it also involves manslaughter, canons and battle. Now you are really intrigued (?)! “TELL ME, TELL ME. So dad explanes you are going to building your own army from scratch…together! Exactly the way you want them to! You are going to make toy soldiers.
What is toy soldier making about?
Basically it is about 4 steps. Casting, Preparing, Painting and Display.