Mr. Highwayman is nearly finished.

Time is fast running out but there is some real progress being made on the hotel sign. All the rotten wood has been removed, filler has been filling, new oak has been gluing, I have been carving and all the loose paint has been removed.

I've made a new scaffold for the noose and after finishing off the last of the carving this week I've been repainting him so he has a smart new jacket and the horse is now being returned to his original colour of chestnut rather than grey.

The new noose before painting.  The bottom right section is still missing at this point and I've removed another smaller section that was rotten.

The new noose before painting.  The bottom right section is still missing at this point and I've removed another smaller section that was rotten.

Trying out the chesnut colour. All rotten wood has now been replaced with new oak and blended in.

Trying out the chesnut colour. All rotten wood has now been replaced with new oak and blended in.

Starting to get some fresh paint on the sign- the fun bit when it all comes together after so much prep. This was also the first time that I noticed he has three arms! And also that the horse looks really evil with white eyes.

Starting to get some fresh paint on the sign- the fun bit when it all comes together after so much prep. This was also the first time that I noticed he has three arms! And also that the horse looks really evil with white eyes.

Time Off? No Siree, I've also squeezed in a spot of gilding in the evening- these will be going on a large circular convex mirror for English Georgian.

Posted on June 24, 2014 .