Our model metals are approximately 8 ounces (half pound) in weight.
One pound (16 ounces) will make in the range of:
8 to 10 - 54mm Figures
14 to 16 - 40mm Figures
28 to 30 - 25mm Figures
A 54mm chess set (both sides) will take about 3 ˝ pounds of metal.
Warning: Some casting hobbyists may be using tire weights and other unknown alloys. You are risking damage to your molds because of the higher melting point (pure lead melts at 620 F). You will also find casting complete figures to be frustrating rather than enjoyable. When you consider the time wasted in producing partial or inferior castings, the additional costs of the specialty metals will more than pay for themselves. Dunken metals are made from virgin metals to limit impurities and improve casting.