I should have put this one up as well. It's the Scottish Wars for Independence Chess Set. It (roughly) represents the time of William Wallace (Gibson's "Braveheart" days). Edward I, King of England squaring off against King John of Scotland. Many times, the same castle was won and/or lost several times over the course of the '30' years of fighting, the set comes with four flags and who ever wins gets to fly their colors until they are defeated. This is another massive set measuring about 30" square, and it's over 17" from the bottom of the castle wall to the top of King John's flag. Have to make another one of these next month. The castle walls are made from hard Maple and the corners and 'keeps' are basswood. A friend of mine in England took a ton of pics of several castles and castle keeps for me...the castle pictured here is kind of a morph of several of them.
That's it for the War sets, for now anyway...
Thanks again for the generous comments!
Chess Set Carver