1. The molds
pour fully formed figures very easily. Use
graphite powder to blacken the molds. Dust
the mold cavities with the graphite powder
and rub it in converting it to a grease
coating. Tap off any excess and pour both
molds. Remove the cast figures and trim off
any flashing and the pouring gates.
2. To facilitate matching the eagles legs to
the feet on the stump do the following:
Line up the tree stump with the eagle body.
Using a long-nose pliers slightly bend the
trunk tops (the projecting pins above the
eagles feet) to match the holes in the
eagles legs. First bend one pin and then the
other pin to match up with the leg holes. It
requires only a minor adjustment to match
the pins to the leg holes. This is best done
while the casting is hot and can be moved
with pliers. Use gloves when handling a hot
3. Using a file, file a flat surface on the
top each of the projecting pins. Then with
the use of a pin vise and the drill bit
provided, drill about a 1/8" deep hole down
through the center of the flats and into the
hole under each leg. Place a tiny section of
wire included (which are straight pieces
snipped off of a large paper clip) into each
foot.. Insert the stump pins into the legs
to see if you have the proper fit. If not
adjust by drilling more. If you have the
correct fit where the legs & feet match and
the pins are not visible remove the paper
clip pieces. Place a drop of Insta-cure
super glue into each hole of the feet.
Replace the paper clip strips and allow them
to set for a minute. Then place a drop of
the glue into each leg hole. Now insert the
eagles legs into the tree stump pin
projections. Hold for several moments while
4. Green Stuff or FastSteel may be used to
seal off any exposure between the legs and
feet. To do this cut off a small amount and
roll it out like a sausage in your hand and
wind it around while pressing it into the
seam. Later file or sand off any excess
after it has hardened.
5. To attach each wing to the body we
suggest using the FastSteel adhesive. Cut
off a small section from the roll and knead
it with your fingers until the colors blend
uniformly. Roll a sausage like strip and
position it between the wing and body. Press
the wing against the body and hold it in the
proper position for a minute or two until
the Fast Steel hardens. Repeat this
procedure with the other wing. File or sand
off any excess adhesive.
6. Fill any gaps or sink holes with
Kneaditite or FastSteel.
7. You are now ready to prime the casting.
Allow enough drying time before painting.
Coat with a protective seal after the paint
has thoroughly dried. Allow the finished
decorated figure to cure (harden) before
handling. Maximum hardness is achieved after
a few days.