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Custom Paulson - "Club Mujaba"

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Gallery' started by doublequeen, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. doublequeen

    doublequeen Well-Known Member

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    The background:

    This set was originally thought to be an ASM set (see Mock-Up thread), but somehow I came up with the idea of labeling paulsons.

    The inlay:

    Done by mizuchaud, thanks again for a great work - th "Mujaba Club" was the name of a fictional bar in the James Bond movie "The Spy who loved me" - as a great fan of the bond series, this was the chance to unite two of my big hobbies.

    Creating the set:

    Step One: getting the blanks

    I got the chocolate and blue chips from a german forum for a reasonable price - also got 100 yellow chips in the same transaction (all were hotstamped roulette chips)! Those were pretty worn and I used "Oxi Clean" to clean them. Work good on chocolate and blue, but I just couldn't get the yellow ones clean. So I sold them again and bought another yellow rack here on CT. These were better but still not completely satisfied with the condition.

    A lot of work to do:

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    The green ones were a rack of "Sahara" chips which I obtained in mint condition from a fellow CT member from the UK - the pink ones are starbursts and the purple ones also roulette chips!

    Step two: Oiling and cleaning

    The used chips needed a lot of cleaning and oiling and it took me several hours - the chocolate chips were pretty dried out and I made the mistake to completely oil them (despite reading here that it could cause trouble when labeling these) ... but I had to know better - will have to wash them again to get the oil off the recessed area!

    Dried out chocos:

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    Step 3: Unwarping:

    The yellow chips were slightly warped - I read about the microwave technique here and it worked pretty well - also tried this on the starbursts, but DO NOT try this as the hotstamp cught fire after a few seconds ... lost 3 chips due to that! See a picture of the yellow chips before and after "unwarping" them:

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    Step 4: Getting the labels

    These were made by Palm Imports and are just perfect - Joe did a great job in helping me to find the right size and the turnaround time to Germany was surprisingly quick (just 5 days shipping time)

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    So I think I put together a great set - the inlay looks awesome in-person and I'm afraid I have to get a cash set for these too: whether ASM or customize paulsons again (or even BCC - there's still two weeks) - I dont' know yet!

    The only things that bothers me is that there are colour variations within each color, but as we don't play tourney that much I can live with that. Same thing for some chips that still look a bit dirty!

    More pics of the labeled set still to come!



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  2. unvmyset

    unvmyset Well-Known Member

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    Would love to have a better look at them, but impossible to see with the small pictures:sad:
     
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  3. mizuchaud

    mizuchaud Creativity Alliance

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    Me too! I want to see how those inlays came out.
    Lots of work you had to do there to get a custom labelled Paulson set, but judging by the thumbnail, worth it!
     
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    judging from the small picture, it looks good...relabeled Paulsons are a chore so kudos to that...Can't wait to see bigger pictures.
     
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    Here's some bigger versions of the pics:

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  6. doublequeen

    doublequeen Well-Known Member

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    SoDamnRed, thanks for posting the enlarged pics - mire pics tomorrow (it's my day off and I have a lot of time to complete labeling and taking pictures)

    Still a hard choice which chip looks best - but I guess the light blue 500 is my favorite!
     
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    Chips look great. I love your color choices, inlays are very nice too.

    Conventional oven might work better with metal than a microwave :cool:
     
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    Great looking set! I'm glad to see another Bond set in play. :cigar:
     
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  9. gambler3332

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    Excellent chips. An incredible transformation.
     
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  10. unvmyset

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    Thanks for the bigger pic's, that's a really great looking label! I can only imagine how much hard work went into this, turned out awesome:)
     
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    How do the labels sit over the hotstamps? Can you see raised areas? Did you need to scrape them first?
     
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  12. doublequeen

    doublequeen Well-Known Member

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    The labels sit good - of course you can see raised areas if you're looking very closely, but stackability is not affected!

    I guess I'm getting some ASM Hourglass for a cash set :)
     
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    Mistakenly Creativity Alliance

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    cool. That is such a great looking design btw. All we need to see now are some tournament starting stacks!
     
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  14. doublequeen

    doublequeen Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sir :wink:

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    T20000:

    12x25, 12x100, 9x500, 4x1000, 2x5000 & 1 Bounty chip - 40 chips total


    And some close-ups in the attachment!
     

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    doublequeen Well-Known Member

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    Mock-Up for the Cash set (will be ordered in September):

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    Wow! These chips are fantastic. Great work. The chip design and labels are awesome, and I like the unique colors and the concept -- the old Bond film location. This is what's best about this site!
     
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    Wow!! Those came out great!
     
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  18. Msherm

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    Jonesing for some Mujaba chips, even one set, if anyone has 'em for grabs. Thanks!
     
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    Nice

    i really like em Nice work!

    Aussie Geoff
     
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