So, I was thinking about restarting this custom chip project....

So, what do you think?

  • Do you actually have a real job?

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  • Ehh… Go with chips that have edge spots...

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  • Sacrilegious! How dare you rip off a casino design!

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NeXTTime

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pussy cat tributes 1 dollar 288-1230620657-a087772f216bd90bc4cd48428211e9b4.jpg

On these chips:

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Thoughts?
 

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voted "you need to do work", but you don't need to do a ton. i think the spacing is just a little off. i get that you want the watermark to be visible, but to cram all that text at the top just looks off to me.

how's the recess on these and which manufacturer's labels do you intend to use?
 

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I like it but voted More Work. I'd recommend elevating the image, having pussy with shorter ears, putting LAS VEGAS - NEV at the bottom and in black so only the denom is in red.
 

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I love solids and 1/2 pies. What is the story on the mold? Were these made by ASM at one time?
 

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Others with labels are fine, but hotstamp that dovetail. That's one sick chip and those color are unbeatable.

I'm just TapaTalking
 

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Others with labels are fine, but hotstamp that dovetail. That's one sick chip and those color are unbeatable.

I'm just TapaTalking

^This. Hot stamp them all!
 

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I voted work on the inlay. I'm going to agree with moving the "LV, Nev" text. But I want to add, do you even NEED the "Nev" part? It's pretty clear on the mold. Try this: go with Las Vegas rounded on the bottom, change it to black, move the denom up a bit, and move "Pussycat" up. (Maybe even round that at the top).

Also agree on hotstamp for the dovetail. Sweet idea.
 

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I also have a fairly large set of these ASM made Nevada mold solids (no dovetails for me...boo). There is no recess, I think they are almost identical to the diecard mold. I also have some diecard solids and if I mix them in with Nevadas only a chip geek like me would notice the difference. I remember reading somewhere not too long ago that hotstamping old and used ASM's can have poor results. I also think some have had these stamped, pics should be back on CT. Can't remember who it was but I think they were cool. May have been suicide king stamps.
 

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I agree with jbutler, it looks like you just need to pull the pussycat a-gogo down (almost to the eyes).
I do like what you have going here.

voted "you need to do work", but you don't need to do a ton. i think the spacing is just a little off. i get that you want the watermark to be visible, but to cram all that text at the top just looks off to me.

how's the recess on these and which manufacturer's labels do you intend to use?
 

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Hi all.

All great feedback, thanks!

Going to play around with the watermark, the city/state and moving the text around.

Here’s the mockups I made for hot stamping. Figured these would have to be re-worked due to limited details associated with the hot stamp die.

Feel free to comment.

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5>3>6>4>2>1>7 imo. but 5, 3, 6, and 4 are all awfully close.
 

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Numbers 3 and 6 seem to catch the vibe of the late 60s. Reminds me a little of some childhood cartoons, but for the life of me I cannot figure out which ones. Maybe just a mashup of memories, but to me it's 3 and 6 for the time-period of the chip.
 

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Numbers 3 and 6 seem to catch the vibe of the late 60s. Reminds me a little of some childhood cartoons, but for the life of me I cannot figure out which ones. Maybe just a mashup of memories, but to me it's 3 and 6 for the time-period of the chip.
^^^This. They remind me of the Siamese cats in "101 Dalmations", or perhaps some of the cats in "The Aristocats", both Disney films from the late 60s.
 

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When I did hot stamps cgraham86 told me that solid fills are problematic as there is a higher chance that the stamp will not fill in all areas. I switched my design to outlines and they worked great. Also, fine details may be lost so the more graphic the design the better. I'm a fan of 3 and 6 but think 3 will work best if you revise it to be more outlined instead of solid black.

Here's my stamps:

http://imgur.com/a/SR7xz
 

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3 and 6 are the clear front-runners in my book and I honestly can't pick one over the other.
 
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