The 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship team Chess Set by Jim Arnold

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 10-07-2016 10:22 PM 1465 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been away too long again! This set was a huge pain. I don’t like painting my carving and this set had a lot of painting, ha! The set features the ‘real’ players of the ‘64 Championship team…some you NFL fans have heard of these guys before…like Jim Brown and Paul Warfield and Frank Ryan and Paul Wiggans and Galen Fiss to name a few. The kings are only 4” tall, the bases are 1.5” square and the pawns were only 2” tall (including the base) nearly impossible to get my hands in there to do any work. this was the second smallest set I’ve ever made.

Anyway, I liked the final outcome. Thanks for looking…think I have a few others I’ll post soon, but first want to check out what everybody has been up to. Thanks for taking a peak!



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#1 posted 10-08-2016 12:12 AM

wow, that is a huge amount of work, and oh yea….the painting would have been a real pain, but in your line of business, its going to come..but you did a fantastic job.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 12:14 AM

That’s gotta be the coolest chess set I’ve ever seen! Well done!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 10-08-2016 01:00 AM

This is fantastic

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 01:22 AM

really nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 12:53 PM

This is incredible!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 01:43 PM

Wonderful set, I admire the work and creativity you put into this set, who is winning?

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 07:48 PM

Wow! This is outstanding and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 04:17 AM

WOW! One very unique chess set. Very interesting american football motive, nicely coloured.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-09-2016 11:56 PM

Great looking set, Jim! The painting of the details is incredible!



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#10 posted 10-11-2016 02:59 AM

Yea that was Paul Warfield rookie year, one of my all time favorite wideout. I can still hear the voice of the Brown calling out the formation. Warfield out right Collins left Milt Morean in tight…those were great year for our beloved Browns. Nice work on your chess set thanks for posting!

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