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Sea Chess Pieces [message #55871] Wed, 24 October 2012 19:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar WillLaPuerta  is currently offline WillLaPuerta
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Set of chess pieces modeled after undersea life.

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621372_1351104788.jpg

Starfish shaped Pawn:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621378_1351104789.jpg

Coral shaped Rook:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621379_1351104790.jpg

Seahorse shaped Knight:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621381_1351104790.jpg

Squid shaped Bishop:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621383_1351104790.jpg

Angelfish shaped Queen:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621386_1351104791.jpg

Crab shaped King:
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_621387_1351104791.jpg

I've had this thing sitting around for ages and I finally got around to ordering it. I think it looks great!


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #55872 is a reply to message #55871 ] Wed, 24 October 2012 19:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow! I love it!


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #55885 is a reply to message #55872 ] Wed, 24 October 2012 21:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is awesome, makes me want to play a game of chess.
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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #55989 is a reply to message #55871 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 17:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great job! Could I ask you much that tidy lot cost?

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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #55996 is a reply to message #55989 ] Fri, 26 October 2012 18:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks everyone. I'm going to give the pieces a protective coat of lacquer and maybe make them look a little less fuzzy in spots. I'll post more pictures when I'm done.

It cost over a hundred bucks. I'd had plans for a chess board that could be assembled from different materials and snapped together, but that wound up costing about three times as much as the pieces, so I just printed out a picture and glued it to some stiff cardboard. I think it worked out well enough.


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56232 is a reply to message #55996 ] Fri, 02 November 2012 15:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've given them all a protective coating of spray on lacquer. Should help keep them from chipping and it keeps the bases from looking so spotty.

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_630226_1351870839.jpg

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_510249_630225_1351870838.jpg

Also, I might have had the pieces arranged wrong before. Hopefully I've got that right by now.


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56233 is a reply to message #56232 ] Fri, 02 November 2012 16:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks really nice. By the way, white Queen on player's centre left and black Queen opposite. White King on right and black King opposite.

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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56267 is a reply to message #55871 ] Sat, 03 November 2012 23:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I love it! I think I saw these some time ago when you started. I know how long projects can take from start to finish, so I am thrilled to see that you completed it!

Looks great. This encourages me to make some FCS things of my own. Very Happy
Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56268 is a reply to message #56267 ] Sun, 04 November 2012 00:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's encouraged me, too. My early experiences with FCS were all kind of dull looking, but since they changed the processing of the parts a while back I've been much happier with them. The colors on these are so bright and vivid that they almost seem to glow at times.


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56310 is a reply to message #55871 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 15:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow these look really nice!
After the lacquer, the colors look amazing!


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56326 is a reply to message #55871 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 17:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Could you tell us specifically what it was you sprayed the pieces with?

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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56327 is a reply to message #56326 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 17:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nothing special, just Rust-oleum Lacquer. I'd used Krylon for some of my older models and it got cloudy if I sprayed it on too thick. Didn't have that problem this time, so this is probably what I'll keep using.


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Re: Sea Chess Pieces [message #56333 is a reply to message #55871 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 17:55 UTC Go to previous message
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Excellent, thanks.


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