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PA726: Battle of the Alamo: Mexican Chess Set side moulds

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SKU:
PA726
UPC:
0735930007262
MPN:
PA726
Condition:
New
Weight:
0.90 KGS

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 Battle of Alamo chess set has two sides, the Texians and the Mexicans.

Battle of the Alamo Mexican Painting Guide (pdf).

The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, USA). All of the Texian defenders were killed.

Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Approximately 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo. The Texian force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis. On February 23, approximately 1,500 Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Béxar as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. For the next 12 days the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with minimal casualties. In the early morning hours of March 6, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repulsing two attacks, Texians were unable to fend off a third attack. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior buildings. Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texians dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that 400–600 Mexicans were killed or wounded.

King: General Santa Anna, Queen: Signora Santa Anna, Bishop: General of brigade, Knight: Mexican reserve cavalry, Rook: Mexican border fort, Pawn: Matamoros inf. private

Height of pieces in mm
King 72
Queen 62
Bishop 67
Knight 58
Rook 38
Pawn 62

Get Additional Battle of the Alamo 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.
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  • Allan - 17th May 2016

    5
    Very good detail

    Excellent detail, these are the best pieces I have cast, I used model metal which I think made a big difference to the quality of the casting , I can thoroughly recommend this chess set moulds.

  • Allan - 4th May 2016

    5
    Very good detail

    Finished casting this set today using model metal, after cleaning up with brass brush the detail is so good, I would recommended this chess set and the model metal to anybody thinking of taking up this hobby, one thing I would also add to first timers is watch the tutorials, They give very good advise and are there to help

2 Reviews

  • Allan - 17th May 2016

    5
    Very good detail

    Excellent detail, these are the best pieces I have cast, I used model metal which I think made a big difference to the quality of the casting , I can thoroughly recommend this chess set moulds.

  • Allan - 4th May 2016

    5
    Very good detail

    Finished casting this set today using model metal, after cleaning up with brass brush the detail is so good, I would recommended this chess set and the model metal to anybody thinking of taking up this hobby, one thing I would also add to first timers is watch the tutorials, They give very good advise and are there to help

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