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Neil Davey

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Post Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Hand painted sign on renovated building.

I've just finished painting this sign on a landmark building in Pontypool, South Wales. I always remember it as a kid growing up in the late 60's early 70's so I was super proud to get the commission to repaint it this week. The last photo is an archive photo of the building before renovation started. The rear was clad with brick slips and pointed before I was let loose on it. The letters are approx 1200mm high and it was all laid out using a chalk line and stabilo pencils.
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Post Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:25 pm

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That's a fine job Neil, Lettering and kerning is spot on.:thumbsup:

and nice story remembering the building when you was a kid, I would be well proud

(bet you got through a few pencils writing that out)
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Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:18 pm

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Great work as always Neil, you must have the patience of a saint!
thanks for sharing mate.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:43 pm

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Well done Neil. Hand painting rocks!
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Post Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:26 am

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Nice one Neil. Nice clean job with all the pointing to contend with.
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Neil Davey

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Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:56 am

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Thank you gents, it was nice to get this one out the way before the recent temperature drop!! :smiles:
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Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:46 pm

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Yes, I was going to say that... Cannot be easy when the cold starts biting your fingers! :awkward:

How long would something like this take to do Neil?
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Neil Davey

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Post Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:23 am

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Robert Lambie wrote:Yes, I was going to say that... Cannot be easy when the cold starts biting your fingers! :awkward:

How long would something like this take to do Neil?


No it's not nice Rob, cold is the enemy :shake:

This job took 3 days plus a little planning beforehand.
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:17 pm

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Love it :thumbsup:
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 pm

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Nice work as always Neil :lol: :lol:
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Neil Davey

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Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 pm

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Thank you guys :blushing:
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Post Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 pm

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very nice neil ...not the easiest surface
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Neil Davey

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Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:49 pm

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Brian Little wrote:very nice neil ...not the easiest surface


Thanks Brian :smiles:

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