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Limited edition pewter crafted dinosaur chess, set cast from pieces hand sculpted in epoxy clay.
36 backers pledged £2,836 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, my names Martyn Wood, I've been a creative person for as long as I can remember, and over the past few years I have discovered and been practising detailed miniature sculpting which I find really suits my talents.

Through this outlet I have had many ideas and projects, however I have struggled to reach people who may find these projects interesting or useful to them- this is my first Kickstarter campaign and I am hoping that it will provide me with a platform for people to see what I have been working on. If I reach my goal, I am hoping that some of the funds can go towards developing a good quality website on which I can collect my ideas, and also some of the funds will go towards marketing some of my finished pieces so I can move towards being able to sell more of what I love making. 

This campaign is based around a project I have been very passionate about and have been working on for the past few months- a chess set based on dinosaurs- creatures which I find fascinating with them being so large, ferocious, varied and different from anything you can find walking the earth today. I can really appreciate the level of intellectual skill that goes into chess playing, and I found the idea of crafting pieces for this game very appealing,

Stretch Goals- I am so happy to have been successfully funded. I have set a stretch goal of £3650, if I reach this total I will add an alternate King piece (currently being sculpted) to every set which has been purchased in the campaign.

**Glass Chess Board Now Available as an optional alternative**

Below I will introduce the chess set and pieces  in a little more detail.

Velociraptor Bust- Pawn Piece
Velociraptor Bust- Pawn Piece
Brachiosaurus Bust- Rook Piece
Brachiosaurus Bust- Rook Piece
Dilophosaurus Bust- Knight Piece
Dilophosaurus Bust- Knight Piece
Parasaurolophus Bust- Bishop Piece
Parasaurolophus Bust- Bishop Piece
Triceratops Bust- Queen Piece
Triceratops Bust- Queen Piece
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bust- King Piece (I will be resculpting this piece and posting updates through this campaign- I feel I could do a much better job with him)
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bust- King Piece (I will be resculpting this piece and posting updates through this campaign- I feel I could do a much better job with him)
Artwork design for the Jurassic Chess board
Artwork design for the Jurassic Chess board
Jurassic Chess Limited Pewter Coin
Jurassic Chess Limited Pewter Coin
Tyrannosaurus Rex Mini Pewter Statue
Tyrannosaurus Rex Mini Pewter Statue
Tyrannosaurus Rex Mini Pewter Statue
Tyrannosaurus Rex Mini Pewter Statue

Risks and challenges

Regarding the production of this set; I have an in house white metal manufacturing capability which I have much experience of working with over the past 5 years, and I have sourced a reliable and high quality bulk manufacturer for the board itself. I have put November in as the delivery date for the sets which is very achievable however I see the biggest risk for the campaign as being some of the deliveries slipping into December- my main goal is to have these all delivered in good time ahead of Christmas 2019. I have researched into shipping to various countries and made the project available to back world wide- with the delivery charges varying accordingly.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $2

    Thank you for the support!

    A huge thank you for your help with making this campaign a success and therefore helping me on the road to making my ideas a reality.

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    Limited Edition Jurassic Chess Coin

    At this pledge level you will receive a limited edition copy of the lead free pewter Jurassic Chess coin I have designed to supplement this set. The coins are given an antique polished finish to highlight the detail, and each one will come in a plastic coin capsule.

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    Pledge £13 or more About $17

    Limited Tyrannosaurus Rex Pewter Statue

    At this pledge level you will receive a limited edition tyrannosaurus rex miniature statue, traditionally sculpted in Aves Apoxy putty, then cast in lead free pewter, given an antique polished finish, and based on a resin display plinth.

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    Pledge £29 or more About $37

    One of Each Chess Piece (6 Total)

    At this pledge level you will receive a pewter copy of each dinosaur bust sculpt, finished in an antique style to highlight the detail, and based on a black plastic base. You will receive one velociraptor (Pawn), one brachiosaurus (Rook), one dilophosaurus (Knight), one parasaurolophus (Bishop), one triceratops (Queen) and one tyrannosaurus rex (King).

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    Pledge £87 or more About $109

    Pewter Jurassic Chess Set with Board

    sAt this pledge level you will receive one full chess set, the Jurassic Chess board and limited Edition coin.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $124

    Chess Set w/ Board, Coin and TRex Statue

    At this pledge level you will receive one full chess set, the Jurassic Chess board and limited Edition coin, plus the limited edition tyrannosaurus rex pewter statue.

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    Pledge £265 or more About $331

    One of a Kind Pewter Dinosaur Statue

    At this pledge level I will sculpt for you, according to your requests, a bespoke dinosaur miniature statue, of a similar size to the tyrannosaurus rex statue in this campaign (roughly 7cm long head to tail), and produce for you a pewter cast of the sculpt with an antique finish and display base. This can be a sculpt of any dinosaur, or even a hybrid of more than one dinosaur, and I will provide you with the original sculpt as well as up to three cast lead free pewter copies with or without antique finish. Manufacturing limitations may apply however I love sculpting and will do my best to make your model work, whether it need to be divided into parts for moulding or not.

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    Pledge £77 or more About $97

    Early Bird Chess Set with Board and Coin

    A very limited early bird edition of the Jurassic Chess set at a reduced price. At this pledge level you will receive one full chess set, the Jurassic Chess board and limited Edition coin.

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    Pledge £89 or more About $111

    Early Bird Set w/ Board, Coin & Statue

    A very limited early bird edition of the Jurassic Chess set and limited tyrannosaurus rex pewter statue at a reduced price. At this pledge level you will receive one full chess set, the Jurassic Chess board and limited Edition coin, plus the limited tyrannosaurus rex pewter statue.

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