STEP 3: Pouring the Figure
The two mold halves are clamped together and in one continuous motion the Molton lead is poured into the cavity. This process is called drop casting because gravity pushes the lead into the detail areas. For large scale production, companies put multiple molds around a central hub where the Molton lead is poured. The molds are spun and the lead in the center is forced out into the mold to give a very high degree of detail and consistency.
Drop casting requires a great deal of patience to achieve good quality soldiers. If a detail on the figure is not properly cast the casting is remelted for another pour.
Each different figure requires a specific mold. In some cases, arms legs and heads are interchangeable, to make a number of differing figures from the same mold.