Colony Club / Puggy's CPC custom cash chip set

Puggy

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I thought I'm gonna be quiet about this, until I have gotten my forthcoming
custom CPC's. But I just can't help myself. I have to go Full Monty with this,
since I am thrilled.

It was no secret back in the Autumn 2011 that WSOP 818 chipes are my all
time favorite chips. It is no secret either that I just LOVE Art Deco. One
of my favorite Art Deco items I've gotten from the US is this clock, Lawson
Art Deco clock Sierra from 1940's. It still runs, almost like new. It just
loses a little bit, say one hour per day. But I love it anyways.

LawsonArtDecoclock.jpg
Ok, back to chipes. I will be getting my first custom chips sometime at 2015,
depending on when the mold will be installed and my chip bankroll. My divorce
cut me down for a good chunk, so bankroll management and savings are required.
The order will take place in Spring and I will have the chips sometime at
Summer.

I had been thinking about a long long time, what theme should I use my ASM/CPC
custom chip set. Yepp, I was already thinking about it, when ASM was still up
and running. I just couldn't pull the trigger back then. When DR.OTT took over,
I really thought it was over. But luckily Jimb and Davids brought a salvation
for us all in the form of CPC.

I can't wait to see all of those marvellous custom sets, which mockups I have
seen lately. They will all be so awesome.

As for my own customs, couple of times I thought to go ceramic. But I'm a hard
boiled clay chipper and ceramics are just not my thing. So when CPC started I
thought: "NOW!". Oh, I also got some hotstamps ready at meatboy's, but that's
a future story.

I ordered a sample set and started playing with it. It was really fun to try
to decide which colors to use. I knew I wanted to use cali colors. And I needed
a cash set, since I didn't have one. After long time of playing with the color
sample set I came up with the following colors:

$0.25 - pink
$1 - white
$5 - yellow or orange
$20 - lila, lavender of equivalent
$100 - charcoal or gray

The Art Deco theme just came by itself. I also have always had a love for
Miami's Art Deco district. Haven't been there yet, but plan is to visit in
the future years. And the hotel I love the most over there is Colony Hotel.
Poker Zombie knows ;)

ch1.jpg

So I started to combine colors and edgespots to get the proper Art Deco colors
into the set. I googled pics of the district and handpicked chips from the
color sample set.

First.jpg

This is where I started. However I wasn't satisfied with it at all. First I
thought I want my quarter to be definitely a halfpie with peach/orange and
maroon. And twntyfiver in imperial blue chip. But something was not right.
Back to the color sample set, more play with it and I came up with the
second version in two versions.

Second.jpg

A bit better but then I remembered a lovely TRK Showboat 50 center. I gotta
get that. So after that decision the base colors started to get really in
place.

Third.jpgFourth.jpg

Something was still off. The $1 needed to be 3A12, so that was the next step.
And some fine tuning for $20. Well I had to get some inlays, just to see how
they would look. I found one of my old mockups, and put it in.

Fifth_no_inlays.jpgFifth_with_inlays.jpg

And then I was off to do some comparisons...

Comparison_1.jpgComparison_2.jpgComparison_3.jpg

Eventually I came up with the final chips and colors.

$0.25: DG Pink with Retro Lavender/Retro Lavender
$1: Bright White with DG Peach/Maroon/DG Green
$5: Arc Yeallow with Retro Lavender/Grey
$20: Lavender with DF GReen/DG Pink/Imperial Blue
$100: Grey with DF Orange/Yellow/Blurple

I might consider changing the edgespot color order in $20 chip,
maybe I will put the blue in the middle. We'll see. But no base
changes are required anymore.

Then it was time to contact Johnny5. There really wasn't any designer option
for me after GCOP's. So I contacted him and we started the project.

Also contacted for David and asked for tentative prices and possible schedule.
Got the info and started saving.

During the design phase I showed one mockup ($5 chip) to my niece. She does not
know anything about poker and pokerchips. I asked her opinion and the first thing
she said to me was: "When I looked at that, the first thing that came into my mind
was "Hercule Poirot". THEN I knew we had succeeded.

After handful of emails between J5 and me, we came up with Colony Club cash set.

I decided I wanted to do an alternate hundo, se there are two versions of it.
I will go for halfpie version. The mockups are below:

Alternative_Hundos_Original_Top.jpgAlt_Hundos.jpgAlt_Hundos_2.jpg

Finally, after J5 had done his magic, I am now able to present you my first customs:

Colony Club

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Thank you everyone, who helped with me the breakdown at CT some times ago.

The breakdown (without replacements) will be either:
200 x $.25
500 x $1
200 x $5
60 x $20
40 x $100
or
200 x $.25
400 x $1
300 x $5
60 x $20
40 x $100

If someone wants, sample sets will be available. And to keep everything in one
thread, please put your sample set wishes in this thread or the similar thread
on the other site. Sorry. I wasn't able to post all the pics here, they are all
on that other thread.

Thanks for reading.

-Puggy

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And Thank you J5 :D
 

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This is a great set. Cool inlay and i like the "neon style" in combination with a black inlay. Can't wait to see pictures [emoji1]
 

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I thought I'm gonna be quiet about this, until I have gotten my forthcoming
custom CPC's. But I just can't help myself. I have to go Full Monty with this,
since I am thrilled.

If someone wants, sample sets will be available. And to keep everything in one
thread, please put your sample set wishes in this thread

Are you serious? WANT. Please include me in the sample set offering.

Simply gorgeous, Pasi. Well done.
 

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That half-pie hundo is utterly awesome! It reminds me of the water lines on the beach, and fits in so well with the theme/chip design/location!

It has inspired me to do another chip set, one themed with beaches a [ wp'p[odfs flka

Sorry, just got smacked upside the head... I guess I won't be making another set... yet...
 

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Really really nice work! It's amazing to see so much progress through each revision. Each chip ended up being so attractive on it's own, as well as blending into a very strong coherent set.

As sort of a side note, I'm surprised the antique US-market clock doesn't run exactly four hours a day slow in Finland. Typically it would be gear driving from a synchronous AC motor and keep time according to the power line frequency, which is 60 Hz here and 50 Hz in Europe.
 

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pasi, that inlay is insane. LOVE it! and i love your rundown of all the iterations of the colors/spots. these will be a fantastic present to yourself and - at the risk of being completely cliche - you deserve it. can't wait to see the stacks upon stacks!

favorite chips: frac and $1.

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can't stop gawking at that inlay. probably my favorite J5 design in at least a year or so. stunning.
 

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Those looks awesome Puggy!

Put me down for a sample set please!
 

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Thank you everyone for the awesome comments. I will be collecting all sample set orders from here and there, both threads, when the time comes. We still have couple of more months, before I can place and
pay the order. I guess it was a time to get me own custom set, been a chipper so long.

@Poker Zombie: Very cool if the hundo reminds you of the water lines. So that hundo is definitely the
way to go for me then.

@atomiktoaster: Huge thank also. I will have to clock the slowness someday for full 24 hours. It feels like
an hour or so, but interesting to see if it really is four hours. HELP, if it is so, I'll have four hours less in
every day. Have to do things quicker then ;).

Stack pics, closeup pics, dark light pics....all will be delivered, when I finally get my hands on these.
 

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Sample please! So awesome, Pasi! Love that $20 and secondary hundo but they're all superb. Great work to fit the theme. Colony Club should be so lucky!
 

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I will have to clock the slowness someday for full 24 hours. It feels like
an hour or so, but interesting to see if it really is four hours. HELP, if it is so, I'll have four hours less in
every day. Have to do things quicker then ;).

It only appears to be slow. Those are U.S. hours, and Finland runs on Metric hours. ;)
 

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Awesome job Pasi - the journey is more than half the fun. I love them all, but the $20 really jumps out at me. I definitely need a sample set.
 

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@Poker Zombie: Very cool if the hundo reminds you of the water lines. So that hundo is definitely the
way to go for me then.

Make sure you specify medal alignment on that half-pie hundo, so that the inlays are placed such that the light chip color stays at the top for both sides (it's the usual method, but I'd ask just to make sure). You do not want coin alignment.
 

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Make sure you specify medal alignment on that half-pie hundo, so that the inlays are placed such that the light chip color stays at the top for both sides (it's the usual method, but I'd ask just to make sure). You do not want coin alignment.

I think I will ask both :D
 

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My, you have been busy!

Great clock, love it!

This'll be one super-hot set. Can't wait to see the end result!!! :)
 

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Wonderful story leading to a stunning set! Beautiful!

Please put me down for a sample set!

After a LONG drought it is RAINING sample sets!!!

LOVE IT!
 
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