Greybishop's Chess Set

An area to update those interested in my progress as I build a custom "Marvel Vs. DC" Chess Set. Enjoy!

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A former entertainer who used to fix phones and once owned his own used book, store. Now a phone line fixer-upper. Special skills include: Ability to eat a whole pizza in a single sitting, regardless of size; Amazing taste in comic book related apparel; Flawless ability to date women who will eventually find me annoying. My blogging skills are strictly amateur hour. I aspire to one day be strictly amateur half-hour.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Custom Marvel Chess Set

And that, as they say, is that.


I've begun collecting pieces for a Star Trek set (why I never thought of that before is a total mystery!) and the additional pieces necessary to create several more Star Wars sets. If anyone is interested, I may even be able to make up sets that reflect A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, rather than a more generic Star Wars set as I've already created. I have a few other projects on the go at the moment, so I'm in no rush to start another Star Wars set at the moment, but if there was interest, I'd drop everything else for a custom order.

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed following the project as much as I enjoyed doing it!

YouTube is being a pain and I'll have to do an audioswap. Grr.

If you'd like to view the vid with proper music, download it by clicking here.

The Very Last Pieces...

On a rare (like hen's teeth rare) Saturday off from work, I managed to catch my professional etcher in his shop and pick up the last glass jars for my chess set. What follows are pix of the VERY LAST figures to be permanently encased in their jars. The set is now complete, meaning the project is now almost officially over. All that remains is to cobble together a quick video of the Marvel set in all its glory and that's that!

Without further blathering from me, here are the Marvel Pawns, completed.

The Mole Man. Sharp eyed observers will note that he's now carrying his trademark power wand, thanks to some "green stuff" and a length of phone wire.


The Green Goblin



The Vulture


The Silver Samurai. Sharp eyed (well, pretty much everybody) observers will note that S.S. is missing his sword arm. The glue that I used let go and he needed some surgery to fix it. I actually had to shorten the sword too, so it would fit in the jar.

Scarlet Witch


Captain America

The Submariner



Wolverine. Sharp eyed observers will note that Logan now sports some fetching claws thanks to some tiny pieces of braided phone wire and a lot of patience.

Dr. Strange. He was the final figure painted and now he's the final figure to be put under glass.

And that's it folks! Look for the last of three videos coming soon.