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My custom Pharaoh's Paulson project

Discussion in 'Custom Chips' started by Zebrone, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Zebrone

    Zebrone New Member

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    Hi guys!

    This is one of my first posts on this forum I followed actively for the last 6 months. Please excuse my English as it is not my first language (neither second :))

    Today i want to present you my small project of custom Paulson.

    Back in 2007 I bought some Paulsons from the Pharaoh's series which I still think are the best looking chips available on the market. I loved my chips, especially the orange one.

    After a break-up and some relocations I was unable to find back my beloved Paulsons... :sad:

    I was really upset and decided to buy a new set of Pharaoh's. Went back on Apache and...

    Sold out! I tried to buy the Chinese ones but even if they are waaaaay better than the average chip that was not a Paulson...

    The only Paulson available on the market were the CDI and the Classics one.

    After some refle ion a decided to buy these and... to change the inlay with home-made labels!


    It took me about 2 month to remove manually all the original inlay (two layers, one made by a small protective plastic and the sticker itself), oil them, change the value of the logo, print ,lacquer, cut the labels and then paste them into the chips..


    Please find a full albums of these different steps!


    Finally the result is really fun and I do not regret the time invested into this project.


    If you guys have any question or remarks on the process do not hesitate! :happy:

    Enjoy!


    http://imgur.com/a/70Bu0

    1_18637451315_o.jpg


    PP
     
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    Wow. Nice set of semi-custom Paulsons. Great pics. Awesome job, sir.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Wow...double wow, in fact!

    How did you so cleanly remove the inlays???
     
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    Just wondering if you got permission to print those labels? I believe that design is owned by the owner of this website. I wanted to do some Pharaoh 50¢ labels but couldn't get permission to print the design. I think your project is awesome, but wondered about reproducing copyright concerns?
     
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    Cu3 O_o Well-Known Member

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    First off, welcome to Chip Talk, second: nice job.
     
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  7. Zebrone

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    Hi KingZilla. No I didn't. I just took the pics from google and photoshoped them a bit to fit my needs. In fact I did print these label for my own purpose only. I only use the chips for my private game of 5-6 people.
    Not going to sell them or produce them in large amount (Was a pain in the a**).
    The most interesting think is that one of my fellow player decided to order a set of Chinese Clay Pharaoh's after playing with mines (he also felt in love with the design :wink:)
     
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  8. Zebrone

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    Hi Psypher, That was indeed the biggest challenge.. To tell the truth I had to try a lot of different techniques (on samples) before finding the ONE.

    I looked on chiptalk and found this link: http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/threads/how-to-remove-inlay-from-paulson.59508/

    One of the technique who was described consisted in putting the chips in HOT water. But that did not work for me and was really too long.

    I removed the first layer (the plastic one) with a knife diretely from the center (in order to not damage the chip)

    For the sticker (the second layer) I used a special solvent.

    But if you guys are interessted I may publish a ToDo and descirbe exactly what king of product I used.
     
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    Zebrone New Member

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    Thanks Guys! :happy:
     
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    Meddler Well-Known Member
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    I think there would be a LOT of interest if you cared to elaborate.
     
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    Yes I would also be very intrested in your removal and cleaning process. Thanks!
     
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  12. Psypher1000

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    Definitely interested in knowing your process, yes!

    I tried boiling them for a few minutes and was able to remove the plastic part of the overlay with relative ease, but that only worked on some of them, and i typically ended up warping the chips in the heating/cooling process.
     
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    Nice job! They look great.
     
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    Wow, that is truly impressive. Just goes to show you that when there's a will, there's a way.
     
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