I am so in love with this chess set. I've been wanting a chess set for ages and finally decided to buy myself one. I had some doubts because of the reviews-my doubts were totally unwarranted. The packaging was superb and the marble is so stunning. I keep it out in my living room on my coffee table just to have it in view.
Several folks have trashed this chess set but I think it has wonderful possibilities. First the chess pieces are very beautiful but being resin they can break especially the bishops head. The plastic molded insert that holds the pieces in place is functional. I made the following alterations to the set. First I injected liquid insulating foam into the spaces formed by the plastic insert. This firmed up the insert and added mass to the box. Second, I sprayed the exterior of the box with 7 coats of lacquer for a beautiful finish. Lastly I filled in the joints with wood filler and painted it to match. The set now looks like a *** set. You can make a silk purse from a sows ear.
LOVELY, TWO TONED, VERY DETAILED CARVED, CHESS PIECE'S, WITH UNIQUE, INLAID CHESS SQUARES & A VERY NICE, CHESS CASE HOLDER, WITH A VERY, RICH COLORED CLOTH, FOR THE CHESS PIECES TO BE DISPLAYED IN. CPT SCOTT.
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