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Shanlyn and I have made a habit lately of playing a nightly game of chess with a glass of wine...and decided that our old chessboard was just a little too "un-cephy", so here is our new one in progress...watercolour over plaster over board...lots of $%^&* dots to go! Of course, she wanted a "grecian" feel to it, like a tile mosaic. (at first, she wanted an actual tile mosaic board...I explained how much I would have to charge her for that, and she settled for the painted variety! :D )
Don't worry...I will post only the pg version here !
Greg
 

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Hey, cool, Steve and I kicked around an idea for a marine chess-set... we thought invertebrates vs. vertebrates (you know, Meso or Archi king, Haliphron queen, some p(r)awns, jellyfish bishops and the like... vs. sperm whale king, maybe turtle queen, with seahorse knights and stuff). Still might someday... that's what Fimo's for, after all...

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Wow. Greg, I'm quite impressed (again).
 

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Greg, it's beautiful. You've outclassed us all again! As a kid, I "helped" my father make a big chess board, but it was nothing like that! Just a big piece of plywood with a grid, and I got to put some of the stain on the black squares. Hardly a work of art. :lol:

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Hey, as long as you stayed within the lines... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yep, I am going to sculpt the pieces also...just a derivative of the classic Staunton pieces though...any thoughts or inspirations are more than welcome!
Just finished dotting the octo...will post more pics tomorrow!
Greg
 

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How about Neil and Frank pieces :D. The opposing kings, perhaps?
 

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Very nice board there!! 8)

My vote, however, is for a neptune piece somewhere. It doesn't even have to be a king. :o

How long did it take for all thoose dots :shock:
 


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