Pokemon Chess Set

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Pokemon Chess Set by sch00f Jun 6, 2017


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Pokemon chess set I made for a friends birthday.
Printed in light Woodfill PLA, sanded, stained and sprayed with a clear coat.

Every piece is designed to be printed in 2 parts, the Pokeball base and the Pokemon itself.
The base can be filled with nuts (M8 at 100% size, M6 at 75%) to make the pieces more bottom heavy.

To better differentiate the pieces they have different base shapes:
-Pawn = round
-King & Queen = pentagon
-Bishop = hexagon
-Knight = heptagon
-Rook = octagon

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Love You Bro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you too ;-* <3

Thank you, sch00f, nice set. nice in wood.
i print 7 pokemons and 3 of them broken. Slicer fold! Warning! Bad slicing in simplify 3d. Empty volumes in places where hand or legs or tail connecting to body! But Cura complite good slicing for this stl files. in this case recomend use Cura.

There is also a remix which should fix most of the errors in the 3d models.
I didn't really care much about fixing them because Slic3r had no problem with them...

Really awesome set, and a very finished impressive result with the woodfill. It must have taken a lot of time to do all of the finish work on the pieces. Nicely exemplifies what is possible with the combination of automation (3d printing) and craft (hand finishing) and that they are not antagonistic of each other.

Thank you :)
You're absolutely right, sanding & staining took at least half of the time that I worked on this.

Nice work!
What size should I scale them for a normal chess board?

Thanks! No idea ^^'
I scaled them to 75% for my selfmade chess board which has 36x36mm tiles, if I remember correctly...

Awesome work sch00f, added a simple remix that just repaired majority of the pokemon meshes. There were only 2-3 actual pokemon that were fine but couldn't remember which they were. So if anyone is having issues printing complete models, check the remix out.

Hey that's great, thanks :)

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Do the chess pieces need to be printed with support? Also what resolution and infill do you recommend?

If your printer isn't magic support is deffinitely neccessary ;P
I printed them at 0.15mm layer height with 20% infill.

These are truly amazing. I look forward to each print. Thank you very much for your work.

Is there anyway you can put a file for the individual bases? My print area is to small to hold the whole thing.

Hey, it took me a bit longer than expected, but I uploaded all the individual base parts.

Thanks a lot, waiting on a part to fix my printer anyway!

I'll upload them later this week, in the mean time you can either split them in your slicer or in a 3d editor.

Attempting a print of this set... no matter how I slice it.. Jiggly Puff seems to miss a large section of his hair... Looks good in the slicer but across 3 prints he's looking like he's got a beak. The GF really wants this.. :)

***UPDATE: Ran the model through Slic3r which said it added 34 facets and reversed 27 of them..imported to Cura and generated gCode.... a low quality print now seems to print the missing areas.

Hey, it's awesome that you're printing it :D
Some, if not most of the models do have some problems with their geometry, like inverted normals and what not, but I got them all to print nicely with Slic3r...
Except the fire on Rapidash's back, no matter what I did to it, it still had some holes...

Very nice looking, but this would be infuriating to actually try and play with. One of the first requirements for a functional chess set is being able to tell at a glance what the pieces are. Having to count the number of sides doesn't fit this requirement well. Your brain power in chess should be strategy, not trying to figure out which unit is which.

Must be one helluva friend! This is glorious!

Pokemon chess set - I choose you!

Hell yeah, she's one of my best friends and best human beings I've ever met :)

lol you spent a lot of time on this, i hope she knows how much you like her lol yeah i agree with the minor annoyance of remembering which piece is which but this is still AWESOME!!!!! dont let the critics bother you. you put in a lot of time and effort into designing and creating this and it came out perfectly. if i did this id simplify the identification but that means less variety of poks. wow i really want this, 38 and i like pokemon lol

Is it set up so that you can use any pokemon on any base?

Great work man this came out beautifully.

Its beautiful, but I find that it might be difficult to remember what some of the pieces are. I can see it very plausible that a player would mistake growlith and horsea for pawns of a starter pokemon for the knight or bishop. That's my only criticism and is otherwise a beautiful chess set and one of my favorites.

Thanks for your feedback :)
I just added this to the description, the pieces have different bases, pawn/round, king&queen/pentagon, etc.
Hope this helps a bit :)

wow!!!! nice work there mate!