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May 7, 2008
Chess Set of Dragons by ~obiskus s a beautiful handmade chess set composed entirely of copper and stainless-steel. The artist explains that the entire ensemble took seven weeks to complete, and what a creation, this is a magnificent masterpiece! Be sure to browse through the close-up shots of each of the pieces as well!
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Chess Set of Dragons

After seven weeks of work, here is the finished set.

All hand fabricated.

The pieces are made of copper, half of them silverplated. I put felt under each of them, so they won't scratch the board. White on the silver and black on the copper ones.
The board is made of copper and stainless steel (the steels surface had the pattern on it, called pigskin) clued on a piece of MDF-board.

The board is 42x42 cm and highest pieces are around 7 cm.

Close ups of the pieces...

King [link]
Queen [link]
Bishop [link]
Knight [link]
Rook [link]
Pawn [link]

...and the board [link]
Image details
Image size
1536x1152px 1.26 MB
Canon PowerShot A550
Shutter Speed
1/159 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 29, 2008, 8:23:51 AM
© 2008 - 2021 obiskus
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StutleyConstable's avatar
Wow. Really appealing. I love the textures, not just the contrast from the stainless to the copper on the board, but the bases of the pieces, too. Looks like your soldering skills are top notch. I know how difficult it can be to get it to look this good. Looks like there was a lot of filing to do. Did you have to sand each piece before assembly? And I just noticed the numbers and letters etched on the borders. Nice touch.

Very nice work. I bet you feel a sense of satisfaction now that it's done.
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zoomzoom's avatar
looks great... made for yourself or a client?
leopardbreath's avatar
this is truly awesome. I love the clever little details! Keep it up! :)
wolfheart2350's avatar
Totally wanna play chess with those
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jugifruit's avatar
I could spend hours playing chess with that set.
Alucard249's avatar
OMGOMG!!! I have to have this! You see I'm a BIG, no HUMONGOUS dragon fan ever since I allmost got hit by a dragon float at Mardi gras!
Vickers-von-Stitch's avatar
Incredible, simply incredible! You have amazing talent! ^^ The pieces are so well made!
abby212's avatar
this is the best chess set ever you argument is invalid
AtonementStudios's avatar
after looking at the close ups this is truly amazing work! the little battering rams on the rooks, and the scrolls on the bishops! just awesome!
AtonementStudios's avatar
absolutely gorgeous! awesome work! there is NOTHING cooler than a chess set you made yourself by hand.
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CthulhuChile's avatar
Any plans to mass-produce? its currently on a friend's want list.
sadisticprince's avatar
wonderfully crafted
mechanimator's avatar
WHOA. Dragon chess, and made of metal pieces?!!!!! Why didn't I think of that... but it's so well made. I really apreciate this, VERY WELL DONE!!!!!!!
BoneSandwich's avatar
:D Two of my favorite things put into one! Dragons and strategy!

The whole thing looks amazing. Favorited!

Imagine if it could be like Wizard's Chess... :O
nekofreakz's avatar
Ce'st cool!! It's magical, I can imagine that they can actually move by itself!
Loriwen's avatar
Fanstatiskl job well done.

Jeg have never seen anything quiet like it before. I´m amazed the it "only" toke you seven weeks to complete this awsome game of chess.

As stated in some of the other comments i´d most deffently buy it if it was for sale.
It has rich detail, and the metals work really well together.

But was really fascinates me the most, is that you make it look like it was made entirely on a machine, really fine precision work.
I fine it hard to make more compliments whitout starting repeat me self, so i´ll stop here.

But if you ever whis to part whit you´re chessboard. let me know.

The greatest apresiation from me to you.

PS: i hope to see a little more of that kind of work form you that would be awsome, you skill in working in metals are really, really great.
jcarrg08's avatar
I want it!!!
Wow, did you make them?
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