Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
These are the pawns that I painted for the bad side of the chess board.
So there you have it. That's the last of it. This set took me many, many hours to paint. My son loves it and has played with it every day since Christmas!
Harry Potter Chess Set Bad Side Royalty
Here we have the bad side of the chess board. To create these pieces I used a lot of reference pictures. Sometimes it was hard to choose between a younger or older version of a character. Sometimes it was hard to choose which characters would play what part on the chess board.
Dolores Umbridge as the bad queen. Fun to paint pink into this set.
The very ugly Voldemort as the bad king. Just weird to paint.
Draco Malfoy as the bad bishop (x2)
Vincent Crabbe as the knight (x2)
For some reason Rook Bellatrix (x2) was very fun for me to paint. Maybe it was her crazy hair. :)
Detailing on her dress.
The next post will contain all of the pawns on the bad side of the board. So far Aaron will not let anyone else play the good side.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Here are all of my good side "Griffyndor" pawns. They are made with the smallest wood pegs.
I know that Hagrid is not to scale, but for the purpose of the chess set this had to be. :)
To see the first post of this chess set please visit this link Harry Potter Chess Set.
For Christmas I undertook the enormously painstakingly hard task of creating a Harry Potter Chess Set for my son using all wood pegs of varying sizes.
McGonagall as the good queen
Dumbledore as the good King
Harry Potter as the good bishop (x2)
Ron Weasley as the good night (x)
Hermione Granger as the good rook (x2)
My husband just so happened to find this chess board at a local thrift store for $1. He sandblasted it to get all of the old shellac off of it and it restored beautifully.
I will have a few more posts with more pieces to finish off the series.