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The Reverse View, with a good look at the US Flag

Another Homecast, gravity drop casting product. This figure is cast in 2 pieces, as are the other Civil War Homecast figures. This is a difficult casting because the flag and pole are cast as part of the upper body and head of the figure. it casts upside down so the lead quickly and easily fills the Stars and Stripes portion of the mold, but the flagpole is hard to keep from getting air pockets and therefore not completely casting. Also the warm metal is easy to bend, as here shown, however, the bent flagpole is helpful when handling the soldier since it is tucked in a little and not so easy to break off, the whole figure being made of soft lead.

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