Finally got my commission 39(H) OP cast up and ready to go... to "some guy" down in New Zealand. Pretty happy with how it came out. May need some final clean up before painting, but overall I'm pleased with the result.
Here's a couple of photos:
Amazing what a good camera sees that your eye doesn't. I've since cleaned up the shovel some.
I went ahead and added the jack in styrene. Now it just needs the machine gun and commander and it will be ready to go.
I wasn't able to vacuum cast these for some reason. I think the resin was getting a little old and was outgassing a lot more than normal. Mold could still have been outgassing some as well. I'm going to try and make up one more for personal use so I don't have to burn the master.
Lots of "stuff" going on this week so I'll hopefully have more to post later on!