|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 03-22-2010 11:20 PM||6312 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
I wish I had more views of this set to post. This is actually one of my favorites. The pieces are hand carved from Poplar (Munsters then stained in Red Mahogany). For the Addams Family there is Gomez and Morticia, Lurch and Uncle Fester (with the lightbulb sticking out of his mouth) for bishops, Pugsley and Wednesday for the nights (Wednesday is holding her headless Marie Anntionette doll), and cousin It standing on top of a brick pedestal. The pawns are “Thing” is different poses. For the Munsters its Herman and Lilly, Eddie and Grandpa for the bishops, Grandpa’s “Dragula” and the Munster family car for the knights. The rooks are the staircase Herman came down during the opening credits of the old TV series, and yes, the staircase lifts open to reveal ‘Spot’s’ carved head inside.
The board was made with some diamond brite I had, and was kind of difficult to work with, but I liked the effect. Several ‘cracks’ surfaced in the board wrap which I sanded out a bit to make them more prominent (fit the theme!). The board also has two trap door squares that are operated by levers hidden under the board. Pull the lever and the piece falls through the board, release the lever and the square snaps shut like nothing ever happened. On the corners of the board sits the Addams Family Mansion and the Munster home.
Herman (and Lurch) about 9” tall, pawns about 4” tall. The board measures over 34” square. Thought that some of my fellow old foagies might enjoy this one.