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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:54 pm

Shop Fascia Sign : Jaspers

Do you remember the sign i did a few months ago for Kupa Kupa, with the butterfly on the front? well unfortunately they have closed but the couple moving into to the shop asked me to do their sign too, they are going to be doing designer stuff, you know fifty quid for a t-shirt that says FCUK or something :lol: anyroad this is it tha' knows (ere I've gone all yorkie!!).
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:08 pm

Very striking Steve. :cool:

Is this another of your MDF cut out jobbies!!


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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:12 pm

Yus mate and the letters were spray painted with high-build car primer then the red is a truck paint that I sprayed also, luverly and shiny like plastic. :)
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:26 pm

Steve Broughton wrote:Yus


Now you sound like Arthur Mullard never mind a yorkie, you’ll make up your mind soon :lol: :lol:


Thought the finish on that red looked a bit special.



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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:05 pm

I like your hands on approach Steve, do you do work this way because you enjoy it more
or for better profit margins?

Oh yeah, how did you fix the lettering?
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:11 pm

both Pete, having funs OK but the moneys better :lol: fixed through from behind, the letters are 18mm thick, 4mm spacer and the boards 9mm thick, so thats ermmm hold on .................... 31mm phew crap at maths :lol: I use 25mm screws, easy.
I charged £450 plus for this sign, total time about 8 hours spread over 5 days, allowing drying time for paint etc, material costs less than £50
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:07 pm

Nice work steve, did you apply this to mdf or foam pvc then screw to the existing facia??
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:21 pm

Ta Lorraine, the only thing existing is a fascia with the architrave around, The panel with the lettering on is mine.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:23 pm

nice work Steve - I luv it when you make stuff by hand - it's so refreshing and kinda 'the way it should be'...is this was the one you had the dealine moved forward on?

more please :D

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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:35 pm

What i mean steve is, in the second picture i can see screw caps, and you say the lettering is fixed on from behind, so you must have screwed the lettering into the back board then screwed this to the existing facia - right??

If so is the back board that you screwed the letters to mdf or foam pvc?

Actually i don't why i'm asking, were talking Steve Broughton, of course it has to be mdf/medite :lol:
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:59 pm

Nice and clean Steve...I like the deep drop shadow.
Love- JILL :wink:
ps- also the witchy circles in the window pane are cool too.
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:34 pm

great work mate.. i like the large drop shadow also..
works well.. nice one :wink:

constructive critisism... well maybe more a self preference mate.. but ide maybe have made the shadow a lighter great.. maybe even off-white.. :roll:

i know i know.. its not my sign.. so bog off rob (:) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:39 pm

very nice sign steve!!! (colours)
first class!!


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Post Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:18 am

Jillbeans wrote:ps- also the witchy circles in the window pane are cool too.


Thanks Jill, those "witchy circles" are called "Bullseyes" and you can buy them from any decent glazier in this country, I've one in the stable door in my kitchen.
Rob the grey is actually a lot lighter than it shows, might have been due to the fact that it was really overcast and I had to muck about with the exposure to get a decent pic without flash.
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Post Thu Nov 27, 2003 8:40 pm

Jaspers

Luvverly job Steve! :cool:
First Class work (again)
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2003 10:51 pm

Nice Work Steve

Spraying the letters is the way I want to go. I have to hand paint all my letters. Prime, undercoat then gloss. Fiddly job.

Much better finish and better protection with spraying
So one day I'm going to treat myself to a spray kit

Oh! What is that little badge in the corner of the sign :D

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