On the chess board each side has eight “bauern”, which are called in English pawn. The pawn can only run forward unless he is in battle, then the direction changes in the slant. Even if the pawns are the weakest link of chess army, they gain during a game more and more important. If a pawn comes behind the enemy battle lines, it can be exchanged for a stronger figure. In Latin the pawn named “Pedes” so called foot. The pawn is so “Pedites” a foot soldier. I’ll show you how to mold your own polymer clay pawn. The bottom of my chess figures should always look the same. I model a mold. I use a ball of polymer clay and a small can. I push the box into the polymer clay. I cut the overhanging edge. I remove the can. The mold goes into the oven. 30 minutes at 110 degrees. After baking, I sprinkle chalk on the mold. By the chalk polymer clay does not adhere. I press brown polymer clay in the mold. This is the bottom of the chess figure. I cut off the excess polymer clay. I press the polymer clay out of the mold. I put the bottom on green polymer clay. I cut out a circular shape. I have cut out four pieces of wire. The arms, two legs and back. I model the body of the pawn. I first glue the arms. Then the feet. I mask the wire pieces with polymer clay. The chess figure looks like a rotisserie chicken. I model a six-pack. The six-pack looks like this. On the back I model shoulders, back and buttocks. I pierce the wire through the body. By using the wire, I will fix the body on the bottom. I model the neck and head. The chess figure goes into the oven. 20 minutes at 110 degrees. I roll out the white at level 9. I roll out the gray at level 9. I wrap the upper body of the pawn with the gray polymer clay. The upper body wearing a chain mail. I model the pattern into the chain mail. I’m using a fluted tool. I paint the chain mail with silver powder. From the white polymer clay, I cut out the clothes for the knight. I dress the knight with the white clothes. I paste the clothes firmly to the knight. The knight in armor should look this. I model a helmet. In the helmet I model a cross and slits for the eyes. I paint the cross with gold powder. The knight gets his sword. I use gray polymer clay. I stick the sword in the hand of the knight. A ball is the handle of the sword. I model the hands. I wrap the bottom with green polymer clay. I decorate the green polymer clay. It should look like the knight sitting on stones. The knight gets his emblem on the chest.