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The Music Shack custom set design

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Mock-ups' started by Cu3 O_o, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Cu3 O_o

    Cu3 O_o Well-Known Member

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    I am pleased to announce I am now ready to design my own CPC custom set.

    I have been around for a little bit, CT 3 1/2 years, PCF 1 1/2, I have seen many custom sets and wanted them ALL. I have went the log way around and started with cheep chips, then to not as cheep (china clay), then Used Empress Casino chips, then to a mint Paulson 1995 Casino De Isthmus, then to mint Empress casino chips.

    After trying to come up with a name and theme I soon realized what I thought of has already been done, to some extent, so I kinda gave up...

    Then 2 months later, it happened, I thought "hey music has been a BIG part of my life" and still is...So here is a little story I have to share.
    In 1977 (I was two) my Grandfather, Aunt, Mom, and my Dad built a MUSIC SHACK in the backyard at my grandfathers house, every holiday and some birthdays the Family would bring their instruments and jam all day and eat..
    My last name is Allen and my Grandfathers name was Arthur, so the A mold is the way to go, and as you will see below the Guitar in the $1 chip is the same shape as His guitar "Blondie" and you will see the design of the plaque has an image of the shack.....

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    Best picture I have of the shack
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    I would like some input on my design and would like to hear any Ideas for the $20 and I am still debating on Hot stamping the 5 cent..
    Here is what the set will be:
    5 cent, 39mm, A mold
    25 cent, 39mm, A mold
    $1, 39mm, A mold
    $5, 39mm, A mold
    $20, 44mm, Scroll mold (would Love the 44 A, but that aint happening:sad:)....
    $100, Rectangular plaque 82 x 57mm x 5mm thick


    Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing your comments and design Ideas....
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  2. CaptLego

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    What fun. It's a great theme.
    Just some first impressions and random thoughts:
    Consider changing the mic to green. I like using an edgespot color for the icons, but the $20 will be red/pink, so green mic distinguishes the 25c
    I normally love shaped inlays, but the star in these chips is the edgespot patterns. Adding shaped inlays just seems like there's too much going on. You might try round inlays, or simplest edgespots.
    I like the idea for the plaque - music coming out of the shack. But the artwork needs work.
    I'd probably go with 39mm A-mold for the $20, just to make the set more coherent.
    Was one of your family members a banjo player?

    I remember as a kid when my family would have get-togethers. Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, gathered around the piano and singing. I now have some friends that come over most Saturdays and we jam. Good times.
     
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  3. abby99

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    @CaptLego has made some great suggestions. I agree that there is a lot going on. What do they look like with round inlays? Looking forward to seeing this project develop.
     
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    Nice family history and reminiscences tied up in this theme. IMO the focus is definitely on the edge spot progression, so the inlay could be more unified. Keep the same visuals and lettering through all denoms. This would make the set more coherent. As would the mold choice. I would keep them all A-s or all scrolls, scroll looks nicer IMO (considering the musical background - scroll lines remind musical keys or something flowing (MUSIC):)) On the other hand, If you introduce a scroll on 20, why have the same mold solid nickel? make it another mold for a nice mixed mold set. Anyway and how you choose to go with, it's going to be a killer personal set. Will wait for updates and good luck with realization.
    :cigar:
     
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    Really nice start, Cu3. I love the blue $1 spot design. I agree with Capt.'s and Abby's feedback on the inlays, I would want the spots and colors to be the stars of the set. Having said that, if you really want the shaped inlays, I'd recommend going with the cog shown on the $1. Of the different $20s you have right now, I think the far-right version pops the most.
     
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    Thank you all for your feed back, I love hearing what people prefer..
    1. I really like the mic pink, but I will see what it looks like.
    2. The 20 may change a bit, I am not set on it.
    3. Shaped inlay, I love them, I feel that if I am paying for a custom set I should get everything I like, but I am open to looking at it with out.
    4. Agreed, I have p5woody looking at my artwork.
    5. I really like the idea of over size 20, and since the A mold is not available in 44mm and my 2 favorite molds are CSQ and A-mold and since my last name is Allen and my gramps name was Arthur I have to go with the A..

    My Dad plays Banjo.
     
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    So, after your comments and some from the other site, here is another mock up that is a little less POW but still looks good....

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    5 cent scroll and 20l?
    Simpler edge spot on 1 and 5, What you think?
    No shaped inlay on quarter?
     
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    OK, I have nailed down the Mold's and graphics, I went with the CSQ mold (as it is my favorite) and I have many elements of my family already in it, the A mold is my second favorite, then Scroll.. IF the A mold 44mm was able to be used THAT would be absolutely the way I would go, but we all know THATs NOT happening....So I will go with my favorite and it goes well with Scroll...

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    Cu3, those look great. I like the inlay designs on which you settled, and the $0.25 chip really pops. I'm looking forward to seeing the actual product pr0n once it arrives!
     
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    A few small changes, but we have a winner.......Here is the FINAL DESIGN thanks to al of you and @p5woody who did an amazing job on the art work....
    I will create a post for sample sets in the next week or so, keep your eyes pealed, CSQ mold wont be up and running for about 6 months but it will be worth the wait :happy:.
    The nickel will be SILVER hot stamped...
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    Cu3 O_o Well-Known Member

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    Does any one want a sample set of these???

    $12.30 for set 1 without plaque
    $16.30 for set 2 with plaque

    I will be ordering in about 2 weeks, just reply to this thread with what set you desire...

    Buyer to pay PP fees and shipping,
    I will ship to CONUS in USPS FRB for $6.80

    I am willing to ship outside of the US. Actual shipping applies.
     
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