Ed has put the finishing touches to ‘Trollcast’ a new spin castable plastic – a hard (80D) custom mix containing high impact polystyrene. It is much harder, and tougher, than resin. Heat resistant up to 200F, and can handle prolonged exposure at 150F (so our Australian friends should not have any problems during the summer). It can be super-glued together, and takes standard miniature paints.
The Trollcast material will replace both metal and resin in our range. The cost of metal has sky rocketed, pushing up prices across the industry (even big players are dumping metal). Resin is good, but it turns out that the new Trollcast plastic is far better.
Here is a video showing the heat resistance (and later some close ups of the miniatures, that really shows off the detail that can be achieved with this new material).
Controlling costs (Ed’s figures) will also allow us to continue with our grand experiment, taking on new sculpting talent, and offering the highest quality casts at very reasonable prices. More info and updates can be found over on our forum: Plastic is GO!!!!
Edit: new break test video