I've always had this sneaking regard for the early pioneers of the hobby who cast their own figures . So when I saw some Prince August moulds for sale on Ebay - I thought 'I could get them and cast my own Red-Blue Army in 54mm' . Of course any sane member of the public ( this would include my wife ) would say A- 'you already have thousands of figures', B-'you can buy figures ready cast so you DON'T have to burn yourself with hot metal' . BUT they are NOT Wargamers !. So here is my first attempt- my first born, not a bad figure seeing it's my first go . Have learnt a few things in just casting this one ! 1. DON'T just wear shorts when casting - if you splash molten metal about it's HOT ! (you do a little jig reminiscent of 'River Dance' whilst swearing loudly and still trying to pour lead !). 2. I need a proper ladle - one is being purchased off Ebay - an old pan will NOT do. 3. You have to clean off the scum to prevent it going into the mould - it causes pitting on the figure surfaces . 4 . This is going to be a LONG project . 5. It's very satisfying casting your own figures. The moulds allow for 2 body poses , 4 different arms and 4 different types of headgear, so this will mean I can get the bulk of my armies from them. I will let you know how I progress ... now where are my gauntlets and face mask !.