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Chess Set of Dragons by obiskus Chess Set of Dragons by obiskus
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.

EDIT:
Close ups of the pieces...

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

...and the board [link]
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Given 2008-05-07
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! ( Suggested by shadowed-light-waves and Featured by Myana )
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
looks great... made for yourself or a client?
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lunarfire8 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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leopardbreath Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
this is truly awesome. I love the clever little details! Keep it up! :)
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wolfheart2350 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Totally wanna play chess with those
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LunarShade101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT! DITTO TO GAVILON AND STUFF!!!
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Gavilon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do want.
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jugifruit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could spend hours playing chess with that set.
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Alucard249 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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Vickers-von-Stitch Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible, simply incredible! You have amazing talent! ^^ The pieces are so well made!
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abby212 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
this is the best chess set ever you argument is invalid
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AtonementStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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AtonementStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous! awesome work! there is NOTHING cooler than a chess set you made yourself by hand.
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kiralhant27 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
that is badass
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CthulhuChile Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Any plans to mass-produce? its currently on a friend's want list.
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sadisticprince Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
wonderfully crafted
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mechanimator Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
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!!!!!!!
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BoneSandwich Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
: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
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nekofreakz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Ce'st cool!! It's magical, I can imagine that they can actually move by itself!
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Loriwen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Fanstatiskl job well done.

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

As stated in some of the other comments id 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 ill stop here.

But if you ever whis to part whit youre 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.
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jcarrg08 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I want it!!!
Wow, did you make them?
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Nomadum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Waaa! Great! :)
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dragonfiredb96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
awwwwwwwwww i wish i could buy that it is sooooooooooo coool i love it awwwww i would beg my mom to buy me that
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Deirdre-J Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Dragons and chess, sounds like the best Christmas present ever!
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draco-34 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
that is cool I want one
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Melonpult Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Dude. So AWESOME. :D
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Superfreexa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
*jealous*
if i could play on this, i would start playing chess again *-*
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Just1Rebel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is quite possibly the single board I would play chess on. Well done!
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thezombiedragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
In all honesty...

I'd give my left hand for a chess set like that.
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hoennchampion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Absolutely marvelous.
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Umbreon-art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EPIC!!!!
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animefreak919 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most epic chess set ever D:
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BurnToCinder Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! I wish I owned that.
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ArtNinja101 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
stunning!
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QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Coolest chess set eva' :D
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Phenix7 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
omg this is amazing
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Jay1der Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I was surprised by the detail. Must have taken alotta work and patience.
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VioletShadowrider Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
very nice *double favs*
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TheOriginalKazra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Ah.. I love. ~<3
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Athalour Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
:star: You've been featured! [link] :star:
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iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I like it!....I recently finished a chess set myself that took about 8 weeks of never ending work........how do you work the stainless steel btw?
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OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
This here...is....amazing!
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Rohad Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, it's amazing.
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TrippleDragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Is right! It's GORGEOUS! I just KNOW I could never afford to own such a beautiful thing, but it's nice to know that there are people in the world who are willing to devote the necessary time and effort, dedication and sacrifice to make such a work of art, and one that is intended to be handled and used not just admired. I got directed her to see your "antique R2" but as you may imagine from my nickname, I quite like dragons, and I had to resurrect my old account just to let you know that I visited and admired your work.
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Angelisse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow O.O
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GianLo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
grat job...i love it!!!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool!
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SpyroDragonXx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Holy crap dude, that's frickin' awesome.
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Amazing.
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xXShadowKatXx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I really love how it turned out. I love dragons & I only wish I could have a chess board this awesome
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Constance-fire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL! i love dragons!this is awsome!
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