Chess set
Every chessman can be reasonably imaged with Geomag:
GEOMAG constructions: Full chess set (photomontage)
Full chess set (photomontage)
3956 pieces: 1001 balls, 2338 rods, 48 pentagons, 509 squares, 60 rhombuses (20.75 kg)
In this case, I used a Staunton chess set which I have at home (as it is the design I like most) as the model to determine the approximate relative proportions among the different pieces.
I settled on using three bases: octagons for pawns, decagons for rooks, knights and bishops, and dodecagons for the queen and king. The ratio of the diameters of these regular polygons is about 5 to 6.2 to 7.4, very similar to the bases of the real pieces.
I can't help saying that, although I was pleased with the overall result, I only really like the pawn and knight solutions. The rook is too chubby, the bishop's head is far too large, and the queen and king are somewhat graceless. I couldn't make them better while keeping the right proportions. Individual pictures of each piece, a little bigger, follow:
GEOMAG constructions: Pawn
152 pieces: 40 balls, 92 rods, 20 squares (812.80 g)
GEOMAG constructions: Rook
328 pieces: 80 balls, 175 rods, 3 pentagons, 50 squares, 20 rhombuses (1.64 kg)
GEOMAG constructions: Knight
279 pieces: 72 balls, 157 rods, 2 pentagons, 38 squares, 10 rhombuses (1.45 kg)
GEOMAG constructions: Bishop
289 pieces: 76 balls, 175 rods, 13 pentagons, 25 squares (1.56 kg)
GEOMAG constructions: Queen
456 pieces: 108 balls, 285 rods, 6 pentagons, 57 squares (2.39 kg)
GEOMAG constructions: King
492 pieces: 117 balls, 303 rods, 6 pentagons, 66 squares (2.57 kg)
I didn't have enough silver rods and yellow panels to build a full chess set, just enough for king and queen, one bishop, one knight, one rook, and three pawns. Mixing other rods and panels, the first picture on this page would have looked awful. So, I had to cheat again (see this logo), shoot three partial pictures, and stitch: