new chessboard

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  1. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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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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    Sweet. 8)
    Are you designing your own pieces too?
     
  3. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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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...

    :idea:
     
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    Wow. Greg, I'm quite impressed (again).
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    That's really nice. :D
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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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:

    Melissa
     
  7. cthulhu77

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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?
     
  9. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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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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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    What, you like Neptune or somethin'?


    :heee:
     
  11. Colin

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    LOL
     
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    For the pieces howabout mermaids versus the cephs? Just like the chess board. Would it be confusing to see which is a "black" or "white" square? Nice work Greg
     
  13. cthulhu77

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    I like that idea...hmmm...lots of sketching to do!
    LOL about the Neil/Zappa bit...I guess I could make either Um or Dr. SOS the queen piece? :D
    Greg
     
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    :cool:
     
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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    thats well cool :D

    takes the mick outta my chessboard i once made at uni with a huge rug and a million bottles of wine, which i had to make little heads for so we could tell what the peices were!! :lol:

    funny, it was all on a very hung over sunday when i decided to do sumthin constructive! took me all day :lol: :lol:
     
  16. um...

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    Scouse, that sounds pretty :cool:. I may do something like that in my dining room. Nobody every dines in it, and I've got a lot of spare beer bottles. I'll have to play against myself, which is OK since I'll only lose half as often.
     
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    :lol: :lol:

    That sounds sensible, only mine was in the livin room an stayed there for a few weeks with everyone havin to step over it all the time. it forced my mates, as potential opponents into opponents all the time so they had to make use of it :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    more dots now...still quite a ways to go...but, isn't the journey half the fun?????
     
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    :shock: a lot of dots!!!!

    It looks great! 8)
     
  20. cthulhu77

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    Dots are done...now to start on the glazing for the squares...nothing more fun than painting with toxic fumes! Then, the frame !
    Greg
     

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