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Cthulhu Chess Set by Eclectixx Cthulhu Chess Set by Eclectixx
Custom chess set, hand sculpted in wax, molds made and then cast in hydrostone, custom finish applied. Based on H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.

Copyright K.L. Turner. All work is the original creation of the artist (K.L. Turner) unless otherwise noted.
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josephknightcom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I'm buying some hydrostone for some pieces for a custom game idea of my own, what finish did you use? How did you get the black ones to look so iron-ish and the white ones to seem like ivory? Your post is already a great inspiration, any advice on finishes will be like gold. Great work, I look forward to seeing your future work.
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
For the black ones, I added black cement pigment to the hydrostone before casting, then I dry-brushed opalescent silver pigment on top of that. A high-gloss varnish was applied on the very top layer. The result looks almost exactly like hematite.

For the ivory ones, I added no color to the cement before casting. After casting I used a tan-colored cement pigment mixed into a very thin mixture of varnish and water. I dunked the pieces quickly into this, let them drain and dry, and then finished them with the same high-gloss varnish as the black ones.
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
What Mythos entities correspond to the different pieces?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
King; Cthulhu
Queen; Nyarlethotep
Priest; Dagon/Hydra
Knight; Tindalos hound
Rook; shoggoth
Pawn; deep one
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StormRavenmist Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
if these are still available for purchase in say 5 to 10 years, they shall be mine
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dwod7 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
unfortunately my current monetary status does not allow for such an amazing set...
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dwod7 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh my god I WANT IT!!!
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Nifty.... Do you still have the molds?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I still have them, but they are starting to get worn so I don't use them any more for fear of wearing them out. When I was casting them the set was selling for around $900 - $1200 per set. I may create a second run some day by cleaning up castings made from the old molds in order to create new 2nd generation molds.
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
.....


I'll be contacting you when I have money and enough of it to drop 1K on a chess set.

Seriously though... I will be contacting you in a few years.
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MCrispin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Want Want Want Want Want Want .... damn Ebay does not have any :(
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic
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smifink Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fan-freaking-tastic! If you are selling sets, let us know!!!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll make a post here if I do sell them again. Copying here what I just typed for SculptorTim; my master moulds have worn out. There are 16 pawns to a set, so the pawn moulds wore out very quickly. If there is enough demand I may make new moulds for a second release.
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ansiaaa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014   General Artist
amazing work!
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smifink Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
From what I can tell, you would do well in sales.

In any case, you have the touch!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Love it! Are you selling duplicates?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sadly not at this time; my master moulds have worn out. There are 16 pawns to a set, so the pawn moulds wore out very quickly. If there is enough demand I may make new moulds for a second release.
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Artist
Let me know if you do!
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MaddyMadness Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! Deep Ones, Tindalus Dogs, Dagon, Hydra, Cthulhu... =D
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BJSparky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I WANT ONE!!!! :love:
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Ross-Makoske Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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rohtie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
They are really well made :)
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derlich Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Great, now I have to clean up the mangravy I made in my pants.
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TheThirdT Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
oooooh wow
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TheVooDooTaco Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
this
is
INCREDIBLE!
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Ia ia. Awesome work :)
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GimmieCookie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Wow that's amazing!
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Molokai42 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Holy...this is so awesome!
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FlammableHats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is truly amazing!
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