Need Identification: Chess set from Highlander - The Series

Jintosh

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Hahahahahaha. So.....I was looking up the history of the E.S. Lowe chess set. And I saw that people had made copies of the set, and this site identified the knock offs by name.
One of the knock offs was the ROXY CHESS SET. I went to eBay and bought myself one of the Roxy sets. I haven't received it yet, but here is a pic from the auction.

Whoever thought that they would not even be using an original set, but a copy instead.
 
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BeLikeWater

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This is awesome Jintosh! Thanks so much for finding this.

I would've been surprised if Highlander used the original set. The series was shot on an extremely small budget. Syndicated TV in the 90's :).
 

Spyhunter2k

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This is why I love the rpf. Just ordered a set of roxy pieces myself and will get a local here in ecuador to make an 18" X 18" Drueke styled board for me. Will put a wash on the white pieces to give them the antiqued look.
 

Jintosh

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This is why I love the rpf. Just ordered a set of roxy pieces myself and will get a local here in ecuador to make an 18" X 18" Drueke styled board for me. Will put a wash on the white pieces to give them the antiqued look.

Yes, I was a bulldog this time. I looked up the History of the original set because I thought I would find a picture of the 15th century one it's modeled after. Instead, I found a copy that was dead on. My persistence paid off, but in an unexpected way.
 

Jintosh

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Got my board and pieces. Painted the pieces their base color. Still need to add the dark accents to the light pieces and light accent to the dark pieces.
 

thejoker030

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It's been 7 years since this thread saw a post, but I'll try amd revive it.

Have you ever watched a movie / TV show and saw something kinda unique in it that you thought would be cool to have?

For me, it was this chess set from Highlander: The Series.

I found all 32 pieces and the board, all from the 1960s-1970s. All the pieces had their original weights, which is rare, but most of the felts were missing.

I decided to paint the pieces and try to match them as close as I could (I'm not Picasso) to the show. I also re-felted the bottoms.

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Jintosh

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Weighted and everything!!!! And a gorgeous paint job!!! I read this thread from the beginning and was embarrassed that I had been ready to settle for just 'similar' in the beginning. Glad I stuck it out and found the variations.
 

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