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I've always liked the first issue Blue Chip Casino chips. (not the $5 so much so I did it a little different.

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Nice mock-ups, although I think they'd look a lot better on the diamond-B mold. I always thought that original Blue Chip $5 should have had a hub faux-shaped inlay design....

These would be stellar on the dia-B with real shaped inlays, although I might swap the two reds for a slightly lighter chip base on the $5 Might even do Mandarin base with Retro spot..
 

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Nice mock-ups, although I think they'd look a lot better on the diamond-B mold. I always thought that original Blue Chip $5 should have had a hub faux-shaped inlay design....

These would be stellar on the dia-B with real shaped inlays, although I might swap the two reds for a slightly lighter chip base on the $5 Might even do Mandarin base with Retro spot..
Agreed on the red comment, search for Toby black cat club chip on the diecard mold. He used a half pie red/man red combo and the difference is so slight on the faces it's hard to tell which is which
 

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looks good, I hope you design a 100 dollar chip too
 

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Nice mock-ups, although I think they'd look a lot better on the diamond-B mold. I always thought that original Blue Chip $5 should have had a hub faux-shaped inlay design....

These would be stellar on the dia-B with real shaped inlays, although I might swap the two reds for a slightly lighter chip base on the $5 Might even do Mandarin base with Retro spot..

I thought the red on red might be tough to see. I'll mess around with it some more.
 

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Hmmmm..... a Blue Diamond logo..... on the diamond B mold..... I'd be interested in a group buy set.

Got any pics of Blue Chip $500s or $1000s ?


Edit: found it....
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And don't forget about this one - perfect candidate for 1/4-pie (also explains the $5 w/o hub):
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No photo of a first issue $500 on ChipGuide. Here is a $500 based on a later issue. No photos of any $1ks. They might not have any.

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Quarter pie the $1K or NCV or bounty? I like that orange spot on the $5. :) I would like to find out if they have a $1K chip.
 

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I don't think a 1K chip was/is in the rack. Indiana casinos have orange $1000 chips (those that do have a $1K, not all do), and most of them are 8V on the IHC mold. I'm working on a suitable fantasy orange $1K for this set, that won't clash with the $500 (and won't have 8V spots, obv.). I like the Beltera $1000 chip colors, and may use it for inspiration with different spots.

I figure the quarter-pie could be a no-denom chip and serve as a 5c, $5000, or bounty chip, or even as a $2.50 chip, if somebody wanted to run a pink chip game (see my updated post before your purple chip post). Did you notice the oversize inlay on the $500?

And yeah, I'm not impressed at all with the original BC $5, and I think mine is tons better than theirs. But the $5 chip could be drastically improved by moving away from the original's colors (and maybe spot config, too). I do like your orange spot,.
 

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For what the base of the $1? I thought about that but it is a non-weighted color.

I'd be more concerned about color "contamination/imperfection" than the weighted/non-weighted issue. David has mentioned several times that bright white is difficult to work with because even the smallest speck of another color sticks out like a sore thumb.
 

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I'd be more concerned about color "contamination/imperfection" than the weighted/non-weighted issue. David has mentioned several times that bright white is difficult to work with because even the smallest speck of another color sticks out like a sore thumb.

I just saw this on the CPC website...

Bright White is inherently difficult to work with as it gets contaminated so easily. It carries a premium of 50c a chip, regardless of chip style, for either body or spot color. Bright White edge spots with slight impurities are available for no premium.

Guess you can pay to have it perfect.
 

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There's still a limit to perfect. My biggest issue with bright white is color transfer. If you have a dark spot it can leave a color transfer on the white area when shuffled. I've found this on my bounty chips, but I'd still go the same route if I did it again.
 

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I'm working a 16 hr shift tonight....just staying busy. :)
I do like the B-Diamonds mold but a 7/8 inlay just fits with no room for error. A-Crest mold has a little play. Just temp photochopped inlays. :D

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Not sure on the $1, $5, or $100. Feedback?
 

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$5k? Maybe switch the spot pattern with $1k?

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Hmmm..... no, I think I'd leave the spot patterns as-is. Your 414418 works fine as the next chip in the line-up, imo. I really like the gray with retro lav, but might play around with something besides blue for the 1/4" spots, to give it a little more distance color-wise from the $500 chip.

I'm also okay with using the no-denom pink chip as $5000 (or 5c, or $2.50, or even 50c). The 1/4-pie works well in several spots in the line-up, and it's also a clone of one of the original chips.
 
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