Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Ultimate Marker Job

Sometimes the alters I do aren't flashy. They don't contain any clever idea. They just aim to pimp.

What's that? Where are the alters?

You see Matt Kranstuber of the In Contention podcast wanted some Beta duals for one of his cubes. He already owns one set, but rather than shell out another several thousand he commissioned me to clean up some Unlimited copies - complete with two-tone borders and Beta dots for the corners. And before anyone cries foul, no, the idea isn't to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. It's clear the cards aren't printed upon close inspection. Besides, I imagine Kranny will be cubing with these guys for quite some time.


  1. That's amazing. I was just verifying some counterfeit beta power and your eye for detail on these is really great.

  2. Awesome and all, but I thought the white dots were only on the bottom corners.

  3. Thanks Jack. Most do indeed have dots at the top, though much less noticeable. I decided to accentuated them for this project. The goal, after all, isn't to pass them off as real Betas, but just to look really slick.

  4. Hi mate,
    Great job¡¡ really amazing finish. One question: What kind of markers did you use? I found the biggest issue in this kind of alterations the shinning difference between the altered and non altered area of the card.
    Thanks for your time