Jim is someone who knows his job, he doesn't mess, he just does it at a steady pace, as long as he has plenty of mugs of tea and the odd bacon butty.
Jim designes the wording and scrolls in his studio, he emails his ideas to you. He then does all the cutting out then brings the stencil to the boat. He cleans the panel and measures and adheres the mask to the panel, he paints the open bits, lets it dry slightly, then takes the shading parts out, does that bit, removes the stencil, and does the free hand stuff. It saves two days work and saved us two days payment.
Below are a series of photo's of Jim transforming "The Robber Button"
Fixing the Mask
Mixing the paint
Filling in the mask
Filling in the shade and blending the shades (a real peice of art)
Doing the shading on the nose free hand
Doing the Free Hand on the panels
A Finished Panel
The Other main Panel Finshed
The Double Panel full view
A long View of "THE ROBBER BUTTON"
As I said earlier it was a real privalidge to spend some time with Jim, learning about his job and things, I hope to bump into him again soon, knowing the talent it wont be long before he is working at Great Haywood doing more boats.