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PA729: Spanish Armada 1588: English Chess Set side moulds



  • English side of the Spanish Armada 1588 chess moulds
  • English side of the Spanish Armada 1588 chess moulds
  • English side of the Spanish Armada 1588 chess moulds
  • English side of the Spanish Armada 1588 chess moulds
  • Example of both sides of the Spanish Armada 1588 including optional board.
  • Spanish Armada - English side moulds
Price:
€42.50 (inc V.A.T.) €34.55 (exc V.A.T.)
SKU:
PA729
Brand:
Weight:
0.90 KGS
Availability:
Due out November 21st 2017
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Product Description

This set of three double moulds which cast the six pieces required to make a complete chess set side: King, Queen, Bishop, knight, Rook, Pawn. You will require about 18 bars of metal to complete a full chess set. 

The complete Spanish Armada 1588 chess set has two sides, the English and the Spanish.

The Spanish Armada was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from La Coruña in August 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia with the purpose of escorting the army from Flanders to invade England. The strategic aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and her establishment of Protestantism in England, with the expectation that this would put a stop to English interference in the Spanish Netherlands and to the harm caused to Spanish interests by English and Dutch privateering. In July 1588, as the Spanish Armada came nearer, the Earl of Leicester was appointed "Lieutenant and Captain-General of the Queen's Armies and Companies".
The King of Spain's (Philip II) plans failed and it eventually resulted in the loss of about one third of their armada, thanks to a variety of factors including opportunistic tactics by the English and Dutch as well as storms that resulted in many ship wreaks off the shores of Scotland and Ireland.

King: Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester), Queen: Elizabeth I, Bishop: English Admiral (Sir Francis Drake), Knight: English mounted man-at-arms, Rook: English Galleon, Pawn: English sailor.

Height of pieces in mm
King 68
Queen 65
Bishop 63
Knight 58
Rook 45
Pawn 55

Get Additional Spanish Armada 1588 Chess Pawns moulds to save you time.

Painting information.

  • In addition to filing off any flash from the figure, the bottom should be flattened where the ingate was removed.
  • Wash the figure in warm soapy water in preparation for painting.
  • Prime the pieces with a white undercoat as many of the colours are light. Allow 24 hours to dry.
  • Paint as supplied is usually too thick. Thin with the appropriate thinners until it covers the areas touched by the brush but does not spread to other areas.
  • Dry brushing is used to give large areas a subtle blended effects blending the black undercoat with a colour on raised areas. This is also used to add highlights to raised areas giving the look of more depth and animation. Washing is used to add a colour mainly to the foulds.
  • We recommend that you give the figures a coat of either matt or gloss varnish.

Example of how to cast a metal miniature.

How to Antique Finish a Chess set (or any figure).

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