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Old 03-10-2019, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Paintball-themed Chess Set

Hello everyone. I had an idea and I figured you guys are the best crowd to help me out.

I want to design and 3d-print a paintball themed chess set for a friend. However, I can't think of what to make each piece. I was thinking paintballs for the pawns, although that's just a sphere. But what about the other pieces? Gun parts? Players? Bunkers? What solid object, in the world of paintball, speaks to you when you think of each piece?

Looking forward to hearing what you guys think!
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go nuts!

Design the pawns to look like small kids with a PGP or Splatmaster or something, and work your way up to the queen who's a scenario type with like a backpack gatling, big SCUBA tank, and like thirty pods.

Knights or bishops could be referees, the rook could be a guy with something clearly antique like a KP3 rifle, and finally the king is a small guy with a VSC Phantom and two tubes.

You can play with the details, like hats or stuff on the base, to help make it more clear to the player which one each piece is. The rook could have a small section of brick wall rubble near his feet. The knight could be wearing an armored helmet complete with feather plume.

Make the queen a big guy, with lots of gadgets and geegaws, like a radio, squeegees tucked into his belt, a sidearm in a thigh holster, etc.

Have fun with it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The bolt pulls from rear-cocking Spyder bolts could be cut off and used as Pawns (I had to shorten one once, and it looks exactly like a Pawn). Mag bolts for Rooks, LPC's for Bishops, gas-thru grips inverted for King and Queen, with a gauge threaded into the top for the Queen..... dunno what to do about the Knights, though....
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Pawn = Talons
Rooks = Tigersharks
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Bisphops = Raptors
King = King Cobra
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Pawn = Talons
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King = King Cobra
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Go nuts!

Design the pawns to look like small kids with a PGP or Splatmaster or something, and work your way up to the queen who's a scenario type with like a backpack gatling, big SCUBA tank, and like thirty pods.

Knights or bishops could be referees, the rook could be a guy with something clearly antique like a KP3 rifle, and finally the king is a small guy with a VSC Phantom and two tubes.

You can play with the details, like hats or stuff on the base, to help make it more clear to the player which one each piece is. The rook could have a small section of brick wall rubble near his feet. The knight could be wearing an armored helmet complete with feather plume.

Make the queen a big guy, with lots of gadgets and geegaws, like a radio, squeegees tucked into his belt, a sidearm in a thigh holster, etc.

Have fun with it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Pawns - pods or tubes
Castle - open class pump
Knight - mech semi
Bishop - basic electro
Queen - high end electro
King - Stock class pistol
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Pawns - pods or tubes
Castle - open class pump
Knight - mech semi
Bishop - basic electro
Queen - high end electro
King - Stock class pistol
Seems like too similar when talking 3D printing something so small. I like the tubes though.
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pawn - pgp or splatmaster
rook - 98
knight - electro of choice
bishop - phantom
queen - i4 mask
king - proflex mask

OR you could take traditional peices and add various paintball masks on them...
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