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1 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:57 am

Just bought one of these mini chess sets and it is pretty cool. It is made entirely from die cast metal with a sticker for the checkerboard. It is advertised as 1:12 scale but it is a better fit for 1:6. There are a lot of resellers on ebay but this is the cheapest atm.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dollhouse-Miniature-1-12-Toy-A-Set-Of-Metal-Chess-Set-Girls-Gift-Doll-AccessorJB/253694880711






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2 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:09 am

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I agree, it is a very neat item. My only wish for improvement is that they went with a more classical coloring scheme or made it available as an option.


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3 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:54 am

There is a small seam running around each piece, which is most noticeable on the bottom. I had to hit the bottom of each piece with a Dremel grinding drum so that they would sit flat.


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4 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:20 pm

GubernatorFan wrote:I agree, it is a very neat item. My only wish for improvement is that they went with a more classical coloring scheme or made it available as an option.

Here you go. Do you have a spare seven hundred bucks?
https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/235141150/handcarved-wooden-chess-set-miniature


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5 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:36 pm

The bottom of the board has a lip that I figured would be perfect for the lid of a box. Turned out well. Made it from some popsicle sticks.







Here are some pics showing it "in use".






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6 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:04 pm

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Nice idea about the box! Well done. As for the other one, I can't help but think (or hope) that the ridiculous price was an error...


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7 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:28 pm

$700? The board looks like it was drawn with markers...lol...I mean, if the scale is good like you say it is (and I think you'd be a good judge of that), at that price I'd want it have some pao ferro instead of "marker coloring"... Cool still wouldn't be worth $700 but would be a whole lot better!!

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8 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 am

700 Bucks.... O.K., i will sell my old selfmade One for 699 $. The Ogre don´t need it, because he don´t understand the rules


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9 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:46 am

Ephiane wrote:700 Bucks.... O.K., i will sell my old selfmade One for 699 $. The Ogre don´t need it, because he don´t understand the rules

Rules for Ogre Chess:

1. Flip board
2. Punch opponent in face
3. See how many pieces you can shove up his nose.


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10 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:08 pm

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Excellent chess boards. I like the ones you two made personally. $700 bucks for that one on eBay is ridiculous.


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11 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:20 am

That's a pretty cool set. A couple years ago, I picked up a set parted out from the Star Ace Ron Weasley figure. It's a large feeling set though. More 1/5ish. I like it though as it's based on the famous Isle of Lewis chess pieces.

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12 Re: 1/6 scale chess set on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:25 am

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MarkEl wrote:That's a pretty cool set.  A couple years ago, I picked up a set parted out from the Star Ace Ron Weasley figure.  It's a large feeling set though. More 1/5ish.  I like it though as it's based on the famous Isle of Lewis chess pieces.  

It could just be considered a large set. I have a Nautical themed set where the King is nearly 5 1/2” tall. A 26”x26” (with borders) board.


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13 Re: 1/6 scale chess set Yesterday at 4:03 pm

So cool! Been considering picking one of these up whenever I see on ebay. For more traditional colors, seems like something a little spray paint would solve real quick. And I love the added storage box underneath. Looks perfect.

Ephaine, yours is stunning, as well as both of those shots. I wouldn't want to try to teach an ogre to play chess either.

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