Category Archives: Réplicas

Replicas de artículos de películas o televisión.

Acid etching

 

 

We try new techniques and this time to etching.

At first seemed a most delicate matter that has come to be, but being careful and with good templates, we can achieve very good results.
The liquid used for engraving can be purchased at craft stores, but should be a fairly specialized, because it is a relatively expensive and not many shops have it.

Here they are a few glasses in the process:


Above all, as far as we have seen there are two more or less important complications:

The first is that as we all know there are several types of crystal, so the results are not the same as the material may vary. (Better if we can do a test).

The second is that it can be tricky to put the template if the piece is not plane. If it is a relatively flat surface we will have no problem, and once attached the mask we just have to give the product an even layer and let it dry. Once dryed you’ll wash with water. It can also be done by immersion, but to me it seems an unnecessary complication, at least with the brand I’ve used, which is quite thick and is well placed with a brush.
Our first test was a vase with the “white tree” of Gondor, from The Lord of the Rings (to put it together with our mirror of The doors of Moria )

It is more problematic in a cup-like piece. The mere fact that a cylindrical surface, makes us consider the total length of the circumference, but also many of the vessels are slightly tapered so, if we place a drawing that loops through the entire piece we find that the top of the mask will have a different radius than the bottom, which leads to undesirable deformations and wrinkles. Each wrinkle is a possibility that the liquid where it should not and lose definition.

To our knowledge, we can only solve this by making small changes to the design of the mask and being very careful when moving the brush if it has wrinkle. But well worth a little care, when the result will be a nice cold beer in the style of Middle Earth.

This cup has about the registration of the One Ring. This is what it says in common language, in a fairly faithful translation:

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Once we learned the basics as we dare with any type of customization, from initials to images. Changing saga, we made a set of shot glasses with four shields of houses of A Game of Thrones. You have them available in our store.

Our online store is opened

A short intro to tell you that you already have at your disposal our shop. You will find on it almost all the objects discussed in this blog and some other of which we have not spoken, but really needs no introduction, as the Grail Rubbing, or some glasses inspired by Game of Thrones.

Gradually we hope to offer more things that come to our mind, and we hope you like them .
We had fun making them and enjoyed the process from birth until the idea becomes reality.

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Royal Game of Ur

 

 

The Royal Game of Ur is one of the oldest known, next to the Egyptian game of Senet. Also called “game of 20 squares” and it was played in Mesopotamia in 2600 BC It is a game for two players, each with seven tiles (black and white) and three pyramidal dice.

The board and pieces are based on the tablets found in the city of Ur, one of the most important cities of ancient Mesopotamia during the excavations in the 1920s by British archaeologist Leonard Woolley. Excavations continued until 1934 and there were found sixteen graves they called the “Royal Tombs of Ur”.

The pieces found, (one of them is preserved today in the British Museum) consist on a wooden board with inlaid shell, red limestone and lapislazuli, small shell discs and three pyramidal dice, marked in two of its vertices.

The twenty boxes are decorated with various designs, symmetrically distributed.

All different similar boards  found, have in the same position the five rosettes, so they are considered special boxes. Other tables are decorated with “eyes of luck” points and concentric circles.

The original rules of the game are unknown but there are several possible reconstructions based on a clay tablet with cuneiform writing (Babylonian origin of 177-176 BC) that suggests that it was a “persecution” game as Senet, predecessor of today Parcheesi and backgammon.

The two players move their pieces across the board according to their score on the dice.

Here we expose one of the versions, based on the interpretation of the British Museum:

Objective:

Complete the tour with seven tiles before your opponent

How to play:

The score of the dice according to the number of vertices labeled as follows:

– An unmarked vertex: One point, the turn passes to the opponent.

– Two unmarked vertices: Zero points, the turn passes to the opponent.

– Three unmarked vertices: Four points, and roll again.

– Three sharp corners: Five points, and roll again

With the first roll of the dice we resolve who starts the game.

A chip on the board enters the input box if we get a roll of 4 or 5 points.

Once on board, the chips make their journey according to the score of the dice.

When the chips are in the middle row can be attacked if an opponent’s piece falls into the same box, so that the attacked piece will be removed from the board  to start again.

The rosette boxes are safe squares rosette, the chips are in a rosette can not be attacked.

To exit the panel a piece has to fall exactly at exit square, If the score is larger, travel in the opposite direction to completion, once there, the tab will travel when I get a score of 4 or 5.

Long version:

Once in the exit box, we turn to the piece and follow the dash in reverse, to finish the tour of the input box. In this game mode, the chips may only be attacked by other going in the same direction.

We present here our interpretation of the board and pieces.

This is a reproduction hand painted resin.

It comes in a matching wooden box, with compartments for the different pieces.

Wooden box is not available now.

Available in our store.