Denoms to be spray caned

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Hi so I posted this picture before and got some sound advice.
I'm going to air brush some denoms onto these plastic chips. And these will be used for the poker games

I wanted to create a micro cash set and a cash set.
But unsure.
In the picture I have already split into two sets

Set 1
320 x black
180 x turquoise

Set 2
100 x red
200 x white
200 x green

And I was going to spray the following
Red = £5
White = £2
Green = 0.25p
Black = 0.05p
Turquoise = 0.50p

This any good or am I just completely wasting my time?
 

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I recommend sticking with denominations that are spaced 4x or 5x apart. In addition, you really don't need more than 100 chips of your smallest denomination in either set. The second (and sometimes third) smallest chip is usually the workhorse.

Set #1 microstakes:
100 x turquoise .05p
300 x black .50p (or .25p)
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400 chips

Set #2 cash
100 x red .25p
200 x white £1
200 x green £5
80 x turquoise £20
20 x black £100
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600 chips

No problem with using black and turquoise chips in both, since they will have different painted denominations in each set.
 

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I recommend sticking with denominations that are spaced 4x or 5x apart. In addition, you really don't need more than 100 chips of your smallest denomination in either set. The second (and sometimes third) smallest chip is usually the workhorse.

Set #1 microstakes:
100 x turquoise .05p
300 x black .50p (or .25p)
--------------------
400 chips

Set #2 cash
100 x red .25p
200 x white £1
200 x green £5
80 x turquoise £20
20 x black £100
-------------------
600 chips

No problem with using black and turquoise chips in both, since they will have different painted denominations in each set.
Awesome dude!!! Now I just gotta get a air brush and some stencils!!
 

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Awesome dude!!! Now I just gotta get a air brush and some stencils!!
Let me know how this works out, I have a few airbrushes and a large variety of paint types. Seems like maybe an ink would be best for that type of use but I would worry about durability unless you varnish the area after.

Check out R/C car hobby shops and train shops to find vinyl numerical stencils & the like.
 

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This is custom on an another level! Interested to see how it turns out.
I also agree with @BGinGA on the break down :tup:

edit: time = love
 

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Let me know how this works out, I have a few airbrushes and a large variety of paint types. Seems like maybe an ink would be best for that type of use but I would worry about durability unless you varnish the area after.

Check out R/C car hobby shops and train shops to find vinyl numerical stencils & the like.
^ This is good advice -- a bygone hobby of mine was building and racing HO scale slot cars, and most of my cosmetic supplies came from Hobbytown. Vinyl decals (use the backing as stencils, in your case) are available in many sizes.

I'd recommend testing first if using solvent-base paint, and probably would only use water-base paint on clay chips. I think solvent-base will wear better. The key is to lay on very, very thin coats (multiple times if needed) vs too much in a single application.

From what I understand, durability shouldn't be an issue, at least not for a home game set. If it can withstand running into barriers at 2000 scale mph, then casual shuffling and a few splashed pots shouldn't be a problem. I definitely wouldn't use varnish, as that will certainly make the chips slicker to handle.

Forgers made $100 casino chips out of $1 clay chips a few ago simply by air-brushing the chips black, adding edge spots (real side paint!), and replacing the inlay with a color laser printed $100 label. They were very difficult to tell from the originals.
 

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This is why I was thinking something along the lines of liquitex acrylic inks instead of paint. They can be thinned with water or airbrush thinner and would penetrate the clay more so than actual paint that would just sit on the surface.

In other news I love painting 40k or d&d, if someone has some chips they're interested in trying this on I'd do it as a test project for free. :D
 

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I recommend sticking with denominations that are spaced 4x or 5x apart. In addition, you really don't need more than 100 chips of your smallest denomination in either set. The second (and sometimes third) smallest chip is usually the workhorse.

Set #1 microstakes:
100 x turquoise .05p
300 x black .50p (or .25p)
--------------------
400 chips

Set #2 cash
100 x red .25p
200 x white £1
200 x green £5
80 x turquoise £20
20 x black £100
-------------------
600 chips

No problem with using black and turquoise chips in both, since they will have different painted denominations in each set.
Was thinking do I need the £100? I've never seen a player use a £20 chip in my game. We get a bit sketchy when someone drops a £5 in the game lol
 
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