These 3D Printed Medieval Chess Pieces Are Badass

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Designers Craig Turley and George Barnes of Studioqubed have combined both modern and old techniques to create the Throne of Kings: The Art of War chess set. They start by digitally sculpting each chess piece and then 3D printing them. Master molds are created from those sculptures and then cast in bronze using the ancient process of lost-wax casting.

In addition, the board itself is hand crafted using walnut and birdseye maple and comes in two sizes: 18″ square standard and 11″ square travel size.

It’s the kind of thing a medieval fantasy fan will be able to enjoy for a lifetime.

Check out more pics and the project video after the break…


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The Throne of Kings: The Art of War Kickstarter project is fully funded, but there’s still time to get in on the deal for both individual pieces or a complete set (if you’re willing to plunk down some serious coin).

(via 3DPrint)

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