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ASM - Ace's Hotel and Country Club

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Gallery' started by Mac128k, May 18, 2012.

  1. Mac128k

    Mac128k Creativity Alliance

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    So this set has been years in the making for me. I have always wanted to really take the time to figure out what I wanted as a "life time set" and go for it no matter the cost. I have finally done that!

    My favorite set has always been the Dunes set so I used it as a guide as I went. I also wanted to create a set that was in tribute to my late uncle whose name was Ace. He loved golf so the Dunes inlay was an easy choice. Pro design was a must so I knew I was going with Johnny 5. I did the design on my California set but this was WAY over my head. J5 knocked it out of the park!

    I wanted to use a mold that I would be likely to be supported in the future, I could score 44mm if I wanted, and somehow tied into the theme of the inlay. A Mold was the obvious choice, plus I really like it.

    I needed cash and tourney and I wanted to use some bright colors. I wanted to avoid pot confusion so the colors and spots took me forever to figure out! Michael was a huge help and spent a lot of time on the phone with me going over ideas. In the end I am totally satisfied with my choices which is a shock to me :)

    My super huge point of pride is that ASM was able to make a custom spot for me on the $1. The Flamingo $1 is one of my favs and they nailed it here. Jim B. agreed to it as long as Michael align the inlay with the spot himself on each of the $1's. It was above and beyond and I am forever grateful. The result is perfection!

    I plan on doing dealer, bounty, seat chips etc. but this is enough for now.

    I feel like I have graduated chip college and I owe so much to this place for the education over the years. It all has resulted in a chip set that will last for generations in my family. Such an amazing feeling to have created a family heirloom!

    Here are the details. I'll add better pics as time goes on.
    All on American Mold with 1 inch inlay.

    25 cent
    Quantity x180
    P: ASM 1D14
    B: Pink
    1: Grey
    2: Charcoal

    $1
    Quantity x180
    P: ASM 3T316 (modified)
    B: Light Blue
    1: Brite White
    2: DG Peach
    3: DG Yellow

    $5
    Quantity x140
    P: ASM 3D14
    B: Red
    1: Brite White
    2: Blue

    $20
    Quantity x100
    P: ASM 4D14
    B: Canary Yellow
    1: DG Pink
    2: DG Green

    $100
    Quantity x40
    P: ASM 6AT14
    B: Black
    1: DG Pink
    2: DG Green
    3: ARC Yellow

    The second set is a tournament set with the following details:
    All chips on the American mold.
    No spots - all solid colors.

    25
    Quantity x300
    B: Light Green

    100
    Quantity x340
    B: Black

    500
    Quantity x340
    B: Lavender

    1000
    Quantity x180
    B: Canary Yellow

    5000
    Quantity x100
    B: Maroon

    ==========UPDATE 6/2013:===========
    Thought I'd offer a little update and some words of advice after having used these a bit over the past year.

    I worked very hard to make sure I avoided pot confusion when designing this set. I did a pretty good job but still had one small failure between the .25 and the 5.

    I think my players are more whiney than most because they really suffer from this on many sets. Maybe it's the lighting. Maybe they are morons :)
    They can't stand my pink and red mixing. They look plenty different in the pics here but they are fairly close when in the pot. I would have gone for a totally different color now. I might do an add-on to fix it.

    Anyway, I offer my experience for your consideration when building your own. Nothing worse than listening to complaints while trying to enjoy your dream set :)
     

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  2. rowlin

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    Cruel, Mac. Can't wait to see them.
     
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    Well done! Very nice. Thanks for posting the day after as promised...I was gonna request a ban if u didn't :wink:
     
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  4. Mac128k

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    Haha! I hate that too so no ban hammer for me :)
     
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    Very nice
     
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    These are really Great Chips, Colors and Design. My Fav is also the "A" Mold.

    Have a Great Time With These.
     
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    The Flamingo $1 is my favorite casino $1 chip, and you nailed it. These look amazing, congrats on a great set. I'm so jealous right now.
     
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    Wow--that's impressive! Congratulations and good luck with them! :happy:
     
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    Really sweet! Love the Flamingo dollah. Awesome job on both cash and tourney.
     
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  10. jbutler16

    jbutler16 Old Man Sweater

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    i've always wanted to figure out a theme for an a-mold set specifically to make use of the 44mm and i've always thought i'd want to use the style of the "a" in the mold so that it would look uniform. J5 nailed that match! and i think maroon is put to good use as a high denom chip. they look fantastic!
     
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  11. Mac128k

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    He sure did! I love it because its like a poor man's custom mold.
    I couldn't make the mold come to me so I went to the mold!
     
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    Wow! Those are great!
     
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    Those look awesome! Gotta love that flamingo style $1. And those inlays are great! Congrats!
     
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    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    Boom goes the dynamite.

    Love 'em (obv) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. Mac128k

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    Thanks, guys! The buzz is still with me. I am seriously thinking about liquidating sets I said I would never sell. I just can't see me not wanting to play with these when I have the chance.

    I should also note the higher than average level of quality on this set. ASM is always pretty good but there aren't many misses on the inlays. They are (I haven't looked at each one) very well centered. I went with 1" with the theory that it would be easier to line up an inlay that is the exact size of the circle they are meant for. Not sure if it is the reason but it sure seems to have helped keep them centered.
     
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    That's awesome! I felt the same way after I got my casino nacional set. I tried to sell my bccs but no luck and I'm pretty much ready to give sets away to friends now...
     
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  17. Mac128k

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    Bump for new photos. Finally! Pics are in the original post.
    I'm not championship photographer but you can see them a little better now.

    Enjoy!
     
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    ...how could i have missed this set?! Wow, just wow!

    Very well done Sir!
     
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    Thanks! They did fly a little under the radar for some reason. Maybe because the inlay wasn't groundbreaking. That $1 has never been done by ASM ever! It was kind of special :)
     
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    NIce looking set and a great story. Well done. Can I ask what the price was on the custom $1 chip? Like what level it was priced at?
     
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