This past Friday, I cast my stuff, with no one around, all by myself, and had a good time.
I got four pieces out. None seem to have any serious casting defects on them. All of them are mechanicules, so I am partially back in the game with those.
Here are some of the original waxes:
And here are the bronzes fresh from casting and most investment removed:
It sometimes takes a long time to get the ceramic investment off. About halfway through chiseling it off, I realized I could document this, and so made a movie. If you get bored, I hit my finger at around 7:19.