Cast your own small bronze...
I am publishing a complete tutorial taking you step by step through an easily achievable casting project for professional sculptors and hobbyists.
Only US$16 from www.bodyscape.net.nz/bronze-ca…
The method described in this manual is called the thin ceramic shell, lost wax technique. This is the same method implemented by professional art foundries. We have simply scaled it down and adapted some aspects of the process to make it easy for anyone to complete successfully in a few days without any heavy equipment.
The tutorial takes you through all the steps necessary to make a small, fist size bronze sculpture, from making the original sculpture in wax to finishing the final bronze reproduction. you will be introduced to the basics of wax working, "sprueing" a wax model, mixing and applying a ceramic slurry, making your own crucible and making an efficient yet affordable furnace, melting and pouring the metal and finally chasing the bronze before applying a simple patina.
An appendix lists a large number of places where the necessary tools and materials can be purchased in different countries around the world. (UK, US, Canada, ZA, OZ, NZ, France, Ireland and more...) This will save you much time and effort and will allow you to quickly gather all necessary materials and equipment.
All the best,