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Logan67

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Help... Gundam Chess Set
« on: June 25, 2017, 02:14:45 AM »
I am planning to make a Gundam chess set. So it is going to take up a little space.
Consisting of Zeon Forces vs the rest of the Gundam universe or bad vs good Gundams.
I am planning on using 1/144 scale kits and making the chess board a 3D chess board (Ex: like on the original Star Trek)
Top 2 layers space and bottom 2 layer air and ground.
I was thinking of using Zaku as pawn, Gouf as Knights, Dom as Bishops Sazabi as Rooks, Sinanju as the King, Queen I need help on?
And for the other side I need some idea for all the piece (good guys or Zeon nemesis)

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Re: Help... Gundam Chess Set
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 09:22:49 AM »
If you where to keep it all UC..

I would suggest that individual pieces should be unqiue units - ie, you should not have 2 sazabi. I would suggest rooks as Geara doga, queen as Kshatriya or quebely.

On the federation side, balls as pawns, GM's as knights, Deltas as rooks, Jestas as bishops, RX78 as king, Alex as queen? 

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Re: Help... Gundam Chess Set
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 12:37:47 PM »
Thanks for the idea GundamUK
I am still trying to figure out how to make the 3D board.
I am think of using plexi-glass cutting them into the required square pieces for a 3D cheese board pattern and tinting the plexi with a light coat of black or white for each square. But I am still trying to figure out how to make the upper 2 level a space theme and the lower 2 layers an Earth theme - air and ground on the lowest level.

Thanks again,
I guess I will be putting in a large order to HLJ.com pretty soon

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Re: Help... Gundam Chess Set
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 12:34:44 AM »
Use clear and blue for the sky. Add white speckles to the black squares of the space level. Just an idea.

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Re: Help... Gundam Chess Set
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 04:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the idea Othikent
Unfortunately the girl-friend has other ideas for the spare cash I have on hand right now.
So I probably won't start on this for a couple of months.
Thanks for the idea again.