I have been looking for inspiration for chess pieces and have been collecting photos. Then I went to see John Wick 3 and saw one of the sets in the movie and new I had to create it. I came close I think. The set is a vintage Austin Cox design made for Alcoa Aluminum for gifts to their customers. Milled and anodized aluminum chess set, designed 1962. I did not recreate it exactly but did not change the design enough to call my own.
When I think of John Wick I think in black and white and invisible and shadowy. I chose black ,white,clear and frosted medium proof grade acrylic to show this.
It is also the first time I used Scigrip acrylic adhesive and wonder what took me so long. I highly recommend it. I used #3 and found it fast and very easy to use.
Those are awesome. I really like the minimalist design although I think it is the knights that make the difference.
This is really beautiful, Pauline! I too love the minimalist design…and I’m already a huge fan of acrylic. Very nice work! Here’s another set made early on by @polarbrainfreeze, which while not minimalist, is to me really lovely;
Laser Cut Board Games
Really simple, really clean, really awesome!
Thank you, That was also on my list but when I tried to design it on my own the Knight came out way to large (5"x 4"). This is normal for me then I start reducing size.
Very sharp! (Both figuratively and literally!)
What a great design! I do think you captured the essence of the original.
Got this from your link. It took some work but got maple pieces done I will work on walnut tomorrow. I really do need to shower today.