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Chainmail Chess Set by ImrikDragon Chainmail Chess Set by ImrikDragon
After working for five months finally finished with the pieces of my chess set and started working on the board.

Total Time: 600 hours
Metal: Bright Aluminum and Jewelers Brass
Total Link Count: 12,440

Full Aluminum Side: [link]
Full Brass Side: [link]

For Sale on Etsy: [link]
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:iconelectrofire55:
electrofire55 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Photographer
they all have holes for eyes and mouths. that's cool. they look personified.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really neat!
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petrsimcik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Impressive!
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Grishhak Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey!

Because of dA's Birthday I did a feature of some of my favourite Art and just wanted you to know that I featured your amazing art here: [link]

Greetings,
Grish :)
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:iconredandhell:
RedAndHell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing!!
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3greendogs Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
WOW :wow: this is crazy amazing work! well done! :D
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wow:
This is amazing!
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:icontarorae:
tarorae Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think you must be insane to have made this set. The table is stunningly beautiful as well. Bravo! Good luck with your etsy listing!
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:icondrnicket:
DrNicket Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Beautifully done!
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:iconarakhlin:
Arakhlin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Awesome. You might want to check out chainmailbasket.com under projects -- he also has awesome chainmail chess set. May exchange ideas!
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and I'm aware of the site. After starting to work on my set I got curious to see if anyone else had ever done it. That I know of there are currently five people in the world, including myself, who have made chainmail chess sets. All but one of them are very unique. But I did come across one set that was clearly a rip off of the set you are referring to.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This work has been featured in the Chain Mail special as part of ^projecteducate. :)
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LazyJesus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Epicness.
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:iconkaitrees:
kaitrees Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
outfuckingstanding
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:iconnigeno:
Nigeno Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You did that? Amazing...
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:iconvikingsoprano:
vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wow! chain mail sculpture. Very cool.
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:icon0olong:
0olong Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   General Artist
Very impressive!
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:iconpurlyzig:
PurlyZig Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
(jaw drops) that is so cool! did you do all the pawns too? what's the board going to be made of?
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Yes all 32 pieces are completed. The board will be made of stone and inlayed into a wood table which I'll be building this coming semester. I would be working on it this summer, but the studio on campus is under construction till mid august.

The Chess pieces and table are just the beginning of the project though. I also have two chairs which are almost finished to go with the table. Once those three pieces are finished I'll be starting two life sized sculptures of the greek gods Dionysus and Apollo to sit in the chairs playing chess.
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:iconpurlyzig:
PurlyZig Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, my. you have quite the project laid out! can't wait to see the finished result!
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ClaireAdele Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's amazing, you have so much patience to do that! I cant even imagine where you'd start with a project like this. Beautifully made :)
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MichelleRamey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing work!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Hot damn, this must have required the patience of Job. Amazing.
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really amazing and shows a great deal of craftmenship and patience.
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
featured here .
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I've seen a LOT of chainmail, but I've never seen a chainmail chess set. This is very original and creative, I like it. Have you made a chessboard to go with it?
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ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I had started a chanmail board to go with it, but didn't get very far due to the end of the class I was making it for. Ultimately I decided to give up on the chanmail board and instead make a stone board which will be inlayed into table I'll be making later this year.
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anime-kelsey26 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
As promised, I have featured you in this news article here [link]
Hope you have a fantastic new year!!

:iconfloatingheartplz:

Kelsey xxx
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Somewhere beyond amazing. After all this work I hope you're a good chess player ;)
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Hehe, well I'm no master, but I'm fairly good.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Just thinking it'd be awful to have this gorgeous set then get whipped when you play ;) (Which would be me, I don't have the patience for chess.)
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:iconetiya:
etiya Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Dear Sir, your work is amazing, incredible and absolutely beautiful! I am honored to come know you.

I have just started making chain mail about 6 months ago and strive for your level of experience.

Once again I am honored.
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm flattered, but honestly I'm not all that experienced. I've only been doing chainmail for a little over a year now.
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:iconetiya:
etiya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah but kind sir time has nothing to do with your experience... you are very very talented. I have read your site and i agree with you the more you do the more you learn. Your learning curve is amazing and you are a fast learner. You are indeed very talented and I strive to be like you.

Sincerely,
lesa
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
In the words of the ever-so-eloquent Neo: "Whoa."
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing :)
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG, these are truly amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing the board.
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theautumngallery Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Congrats on finally finishing all pieces - you've done such a fantastic job :)

Be very proud - you deserve it ;)
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panther01228 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! that is amazing! it is such a good idea too! i have always been interested in chain mail for a while but i have only tried to make a couple of pendants. how do the pieces stand up by themselves?
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Artisan Crafter
You have to create tension between the rings. Instead of the rings having extra space to move freely,some of the rings need to be completely filled by other links.
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:iconblue6:
Blue6 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
wow O.o the details in these are amazing! you have the patience of a god, haha. absolutely stunning work
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^
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angelstears1984 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
how are you going to do the board?
What gave you the inspiration for this?
Id like to do chainmail but I just never got into it
I think I would need someone to show me how
I mean I know how to construct it
But the patterns and such
anyways
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you

The board is being done in dragon scale and is going to have a Celtic knot running through it.

The original idea was to make a chess set out of sheet metal and have it be Final fantasy themed, but as I was drawing up the plans I realized that was way more soldering than I wanted to do. Only way I saw to get around this was to make them in chainmail. But as you can clearly see these are not FF themed. After three failed prototypes of trying to make one of the characters, I decided I wasn't quite good enough for that project yet and that I should make a classic set first as practice.
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Lady-Silver-Hand Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can not wait to see the board, they look great together!
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:iconimrikdragon:
ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I can't either. I wasn't all that excited about the board before, but now that I've got it started it looks even better than it did in my head.
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