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 16 bars of metal to complete a full chess set. Chess Painting Guide (PDF).
American Civil War 1861 - 1865 The Civil War was the culmination of four decades of intense sectional conflict and reflected deep seated differences between the North and the South. Underscoring sectional differences, the labor force in the South included nearly four million enslaved blacks. Although the slaveholding planter class formed a small minority of the population, it dominated Southern politics and society. Slaves were the largest single investment in the South, and the fear of slave unrest ensured the loyalty of nonslaveholders. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 temporarily settled the issue by establishing a line separating free and slaves territory. Conflict resumed, when the United States boundaries were extended westward to the Pacific. In 1850 California was admitted as a free state and Utah and New Mexico were added as two new territories. When the war ended 620,000 had been killed, and many more wounded. The war settled the question of the permanance of the Union. The war expanded the authority of the federal government. The U.S. Congress enacted much of the legislation to which the South had objected.
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PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CHESS SET: Union side
Flag - Red av947, White av951, Blue av899
Stars - White av951
Drum - Blue av899 (mix with white av951 for shading)
Band - Gold av878
Riders jacket & cap - Grey Blue av943. When dry, paint over with blue av899 and small amount of black av950 mixed together, and paint over the grey blue. This will give you the shaded effect.
Trousers - Blue av899 thinned down. When dry brush av943 over it with a dry brush. Then add white to av943 and dry brush over again. Repeat the last stage two more times.
Horse - Hull Red Brown av985. Leave to dry. Black av950 thinned down and wash over horse.
Rein - Black av950.
Cap, jacket & trousers - These are painted using the same colours and technique as the Knights.
Sash - Red 926 trimmed with old gold av878.
Sword - Silver and black av950 mixed.
Cap, jacket & trousers - Same as knight.
Rifle - Hull Red Brown av985
Trousers & waistcoat - Grey av995. Leave to dry. Add White av951 to Grey av995 and dry brush trousers. Do not dry brush waistcoat. Repeat twice, adding White av951 to the first mix. Jacket - black av950.
Hat & shoes - Grey av995.
Dress - Grey av995. Leave to dry. Dry brush twice with Red 926. Add White av951 to Red 926. Dry brush. Repeat twice, adding White av951 to the first mix. Dress is trimmed with blue av899.
Glasses - Silver for the lenses, and silver with a small amount of black av950 for the frame.
FACE AND HANDS
Flesh av927. Shading for eyes - Hull Red Brown av985 thinned down. When dry, apply White av951 with dot of black av950 for eyeball. THIS APPLIES FOR THE FACES OF ALL FIGURES.
Black av950 around standing position. Leave to dry. Dry brush with White av951