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Neil Jones last won the day on July 11 2019

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  • Birthday 03/19/1974

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  1. Patricia W I bought them online on EBay & Amazon? There’s a great deal of choice, but unless the fit flush, the end result can vary...
  2. Thanks Grandmashazzie: Think you’re picking up upon the ex Outdoor Clothing Designer in me? I do tend to like things done ✅ right. But would rather do without than 1/2 a job too. So both a curse & a blessing lol.
  3. Well “Banksy” can rest easy after my messy first attempt stencilling! Reworked it with a few permanent markets & happier with the final result.
  4. Loving 🥰 all your insightful comments about your hen’s folks. Patricia W, Poland’s sound quirky I’ll look them up for sure. Sorry 😐 I’ve been a bit quiet 🤫 of late folks, I’ve been having a bit of nightmare just stencilling the door of my cube alone & so just gotten a bit fed up! As you can see: It took me several attempts to stencil in the hen correctly & then to my horror as I was spraying “farm fresh” the stencil became unstuck! Arghhh causing blurred & vague text, which I now need to re-do.....So being far too clever for my skill level & worry an all over digital camouflage paint 🎨 job is beyond me? So stepped away from it few days until my patience & can do attitude returns lol....Luckily I can spray out any mistakes on the door with primer, I won’t have that luxury on the main body as I’m fresh out of paint...... Not all plain sailing ⛵️ Neil x
  5. Hahaha! Luvachicken, I’ve a family holiday planned in July, so no hens until after then, I’ve not the foggiest clue about where I’m gonna get hen’s from locally in August? Around Manchester as it’s normally the Spring when I’ve looked in the past.....
  6. Thanks AndyRoo: I’ve chosen a dark colour as it’s the base colour over which I’ll spray paint 🎨 a digital camouflage pattern: Some in brighter highlights & some in darker shades. If I was going for an all over plain colour, I agree & a brighter shade would be better. I’ve stalled on the paint job for a few weeks because I’ve been extending the enclosure & moved 4 tons of free woodchip to remulch the 23.5 Square Foot & it’s now 3 or 4” deep! Once I’ve made the stencils & finished the paint job, I’ll use a sealant to try and ensure it weathers well..... Some have UV protective properties. Neil
  7. Cheers Mullethunter (great nickname) I bet once I’ve finished it, I could have bought a Mark II for the same money? Making a solid Mark I, my own is probably just a bit more fun..... Neil
  8. Well folk’s the base coat is on! Heavy rain ☔️ in Manchester stopped play for a few days & I’ve been itching to get two coats on. It took a litre of PVC 17 Paint 🎨 from HMG Paints Ltd. In Matte Leaf Green 🍃 RAL 6002 & I did FREAK as of course it went on too bright & glossy & yet as you can see: It’s settled to more the dull matte finish & shade, phew 😅...... I have to say, (as you’ll all know) the Polypropylene shell can mark, scratch & be gouged with ease! So finding a Robust Matte finish sealant once done ✅ is VITAL & my Cube won’t be allowed any outer rough & tumble! I can’t afford spare paint to be touching it up a lot & will look for something to give UV protection until I can roof my enclosure over it. The Paint went on with ease but it was more drippy than gloss yet very quick drying, so took all afternoon & evening. Next is the fun bit, stencil making on astatate & getting create with graffiti style digital camouflage......
  9. Lewis both sides have now more than one screw holding it in place? Try not to be the harbinger of doom as the front wants to fall backwards & not forwards & is doing just fine as I re-spray & re-paint.... I’ll make 45 degree brace if it causes an issue but it’s not precision kit at all mate.
  10. Yes Patrica W, you only have to look inside your Cube to see it’s original colour hey? Mine is soon to become a dark olive shade, well before the camouflage is applied in the funkier shades.... Neil
  11. Sounds like some of these discontinued colourways could be much sought after then @The Dogmother? Today I’m taking my collection of paints, & the egg 🥚 hatch to HMG Paints Ltd: to get a custom base coat to tie in with my camouflage themed make over. They maybe able to talk me through a suitably strong UV Matt Finished Sealant too? Exciting times apparently it’ll take them 3 days to colour match my order & attached are some of my initial ideas 💡 Neil
  12. Oh Luvachicken Thanks for your very kind words: It’s much appreciated actually. I don’t think 🤔 I’ve ever saw a Lilac Cube? Sounds like a wise & lovely colour choice. It’s a shame the new one’s only come in two colours but Omlet will want to keep their SKU’s to a minimum as the range has expanded? Send me a picture of your cube, as I’d love to see it. Having the base coat made bespoke with a local paint company in Manchester, who’ll take 3 days to create it....So the custom paint job costs are mounting up! Hope it’ll be worth it & pleased with how the primer has taken to it. Neil xxx
  13. Slow progress today: The Cube is now nearly all grey though & looks like an Anderson Shelter! As you can see I had the building inspector in. Meet 5 year old rescued Dachshund called Otto. He had a right nosy & made the other dog 🐶 Buckley jealous (as he’d never fit!) so much barking & merriment.... I’m going to a specialist paint 🎨 shop for some advice before putting a base coat of green on & yet to source a cheap enough & nice coloured base coat green: I’m then going to make acetate stencils to create the effect & they should deal with the curved okay.....
  14. Hey Lewis Sticking with the original colour was not an option, as it was too far gone, but it’s in great condition other than that? So as a former Clothing Designer I looked into Vinyl wrapping her professionally but was quoted £650 plus VAT. & I could have a new Mark II for that. Those vinyl wraps on eBay look interesting but appear to be for Mark II, I’ll sneak a peek if they do them for Mark I as I might need a plan C...... A custom paint job will have to do. I don’t care if I mess up, it’s going to cost very little to do & it’s an experiment 🧪 & a bit of fun actually. I’m worried what I’m doing could fade or crack, but have done ✅ all the preparation & going to ask around about how best to seal the camouflage once applied. Of course I’m sure if I were boring & resprayed her in one flat shade, life would be a lot easier. Best Regards Neil

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