Tuesday, August 05, 2008

To Paint to Vinyl to Blank?

I have, with the help of Maffi, completed the paint work for this year on the great ship. I had thought about painting the name on the front panels by hand, but decided that I really do want them to look the same as they are usually seen together. I looked into Vinyl and found a super place in Abingdon who sent me an imposed image on the front of Bones - the name with a skull either side. The problem is it was 60pounds which included fitting. Maffi got his name bits on the front done at Walton on Thames for 24pounds... quite a difference.

I can't decide whether to spend the money, get them online, or just get my paint brush out and do it myself.

Perhaps my next project will be to learn to signwrite.


Blogger Miss T said...

Or you could ask hunky Joe at Oxford Cruisers - I've seen some of his sign writing and it's excellent.Which is a minor miracle given how accident prone he is!

10:57 AM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

but is he expensive?!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Miss T said...

I have no idea - but I can enquire...? And you could give him free publicity in your column?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I'll do you the 'cartoon' and you do the painting?

4:10 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

what cartoon? can you do it as a stencil?

4:34 PM  
Blogger WeepingCross said...

Sixty pounds strikes me as pretty reasonable really!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

'Cartoon' is a full size drawing. You transfer this to the boat's side and then paint by numbers.

11:51 AM  

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