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Doctor Who Chess set #2 by EldalinSkywalker Doctor Who Chess set #2 by EldalinSkywalker
This is my second Doctor Who chess set! This time with Eleven rather than Ten. I hope you like it! For last year's set, follow this EldalinSkywalker.deviantart.co…

I am quite pleased with this set, as it is noticeably better than the previous set, and I love seeing my skills grow!

Size: the board is 31x31 cm (exactly 1 foot square). The tallest pieces are the kings, they are about 7 cm tall (2.75 inch). The pawns are the smallest, they are about 2.5 - 3 cm high (1 - 1.2 inch). All pieces are made with polymer clay.

So we have the 'good' and the 'evil' side.

:bulletred: Evil side:
:bulletgreen: King: The Dreamlord
:bulletgreen: Queen: Madam Kovarian
:bulletgreen: Bishops: Silence
:bulletgreen: Knights: Headless monks
:bulletgreen: Rooks: Pandorica's
:bulletgreen: Pawns: Weeping angels

:bulletred: Good side:
:bulletgreen: King: The Doctor (Eleven)
:bulletgreen: Queen: River Song
:bulletgreen: Bishops: Amy & Amelia
:bulletgreen: Knights: Eyedrive Rory & Rory the Roman
:bulletgreen: Rooks: Tardises
:bulletgreen: Pawns: Dorium's heads

p.s. This set was sold for $695.
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Star-Shaped-X Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Hey. I know this has been up for a while so it might already be gone, but if it isn't I would like to purchase it. I don't know much about Doctor Who myself, but judging by the comments left by the fans you've done a great representation here. My father is a big Doctor Who fan and his birthday's coming up this November. He also loves chess, so when I seen this I thought it would be the perfect gift for him. :)  So . . . let me know if it's still for sale? :3 Thank you.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! You're in luck, I still have it and it is still for sale (although I will miss having it on display!). I'd be happy to work out a deal with you. Just send me an e-mail at geekyarts@gmail.com and we can work out the details. :)
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Star-Shaped-X Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you. :) (I don't mean to be a bother though! If you want to keep it on display that's okay.)
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SomethinSweet Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah i love this! But no way i can afford it lol;) 
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jordie3000 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I love both your sets! I was wondering what you were using for the bases. I know you use Fimo for the actual figures, but the bases look so uniform that I figured I'd ask - like, are you putting them on wargaming figurine bases? Or are you using a mold? 

Basically I kind of want to make a set of my own (even though I don't play chess), and wish to learn at least a little at the feet of a master. 

(Also, do you think Sculpey would work? Or is it too soft? I recall Fimo being quite firm.)
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like them :) The base is fimo like the figurines. I used two different shampoo bottle tops (for the pawns and for the rest) to basically stencil them out of a sheet of clay. I've never used sculpey as it doesn't exist in Europe, but I've always been told that it's the same stuff as fimo, just a different brand. They're both polymer clay. As for the firmness, some fimo is indeed very firm. In fact, some of it is so hard it hurts my fingers to work with, but that might be too old or something. I almost exclusively use fimo soft, which is a slightly softer version of classic.
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jordie3000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Ahh, ok. That explains why they're all nice and uniform with fancy edges! 

Sculpey is generally much softer than Fimo, whether the Fimo's old or not. Fimo Soft sounds like it's probably around the same consistency as Sculpey, so, hooray! Regular (firm) Fimo will give better detail but is, as your fingers can attest to, quite firm and difficult to work with. 

Thanks!
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thats waay to awesome .
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TheNN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted to mention something about the bishops...but...I forgot what I was going to say.
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aidenella Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Did you make the board as well? If so, what is the board made out of?
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I bought the board and made it a little prettier. It's wood.
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aidenella Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks for letting me know. I am making a 10th doctor set for my husband for his birthday in January. I'm actually heading off to the store right now to grab some materials. I was curious about the board, because that seemed like one of the more challenging components. I was planning on buying one, too :-) Any suggestions you have would be appreciated, as I've never used polymer clay (I'm trying cernit) before.

Your work is fantastic, and is inspirational!
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invislerblack Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
no daleks????
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daleks are in my first Chess set with the 10th Doctor. :) When I made this set, Eleven hadn't encountered too many Daleks yet.

10th Doctor chess set:
[link]
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invislerblack Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
oh okay, i was alreaddy like:
a doctor who chess set with no daleks isn't a doctor who set at all XD
but i hadn't seen your other work
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you're not the only one :)
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invislerblack Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
=)
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vanessaaosorio Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this chess set is incredibly awesome. But I'm sure you already know that ;-)
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, it's always nice to hear :)
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Celtic-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant !
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sbemail10 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude, could you make one for every doctor? It's just that....... I'd be sooooo perfect. Dude, you got talent. I can't make a clay TARDIS for my life.
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Did you make the Weeping Angels pawns to symbolize how they are becoming more and more commonplace? Even if not, such is a good metaphor.

Dream Lord x Kovarian...

"Screw the crown, I've got a fez!"
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I made them because they seemed to be multiplyimg rather exponentially, so in that sense, yes. :)
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is very beautiful . KING Must die ......
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TheBrowneyes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Funny:D!
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Hecatia10 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is amazing! :love:
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negativeartist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
what do you mean, 'will not make more sets'? -___-
You have a talent, do not, let it do to waste by not making billions.
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! What I mean is, I won't make another set exactly like this one or the previous one. I do not exclude the possibility that I might make another set with different pieces :)
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negativeartist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
phew, I guessed that, the two chess sets are so unique.
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VertFaere Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:faint: I understand the high price. Your talented at sculpting.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I wonder if anyone from the BBC has contacted you about these chess sets...
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They haven't. If they do I'm probably in trouble.
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ForkTheMighty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cool!!! :D I love how the Doctor's wearing a fez instead of a crown:D
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you noticed! :D
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Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you used the Weeping Angels as the pawns.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you do :)
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ACrowsCollection Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely brilliant work!
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Just like last time, you have brought into creating a absolutely fantastic piece of art and I thank you for being an brilliant Whovian! :D
-WHM
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate that! :)
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
My pleasure my friend! :D
-WHM
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so fucking detailed! Unbelievable! <3
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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Rocaquicas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Hi fantastic work I saw your first and realy love it.. this new one is just wonderfull.. if you sale it can you please consider me for it jiji my son is staring to get into chess and he just love DW and soon is going to be his 15th birtday and this will be a magnificent gift.. send me a note to rosariocqc@hotmail.com tks for charing your exelent work
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Jupiter-Moonchild Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Amazing.
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stevej87 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is just completely brilliant! I love it!
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!! :love:
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:iconeldalinskywalker:
EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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KayLingLing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS IS AMAZING!
I saw your first one, and fell in love... This is just. WANTS ^_^

By the way, have you considered changing the category to artisan craft instead? Just curious.

Oh, and what are they made of? :)
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