Quoted from ryan1234:
That thin is so cool.
I would put it on a motion detection outlet so It will turn on anytime I was in the room!
Ha-ha! Thanks for the nice comment, Ryan, and for the suggestion. I've got it wired into a switch at soon as I walk into and out of the room, so it's pretty convenient.
Quoted from epthegeek:
The neon turned out freakin' amazing Ryan! Massive props to both you for the design and the neon guy for the craftsmanship!
Thanks, Eric!!! I feel the same way!!!
Uhm...last week? It's true, before the sign was even finished I was contacted by an awfully nice collector I'd not formerly met about designing a neon for his new gameroom. I had a blast researching and designing this sign and would LOVE to do more. Josh (the neon guru) is excited about handing off the occasional design duties to me as well (and is also excited about the possibility of fabricating more custom neon for arcades/gamerooms!) so the situation worked out perfectly.
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:
Truly unique. It's is refreshing to know that there are still craftsmen who take extreme pride in their work. This could not have been an inexpensive piece to create, and hopefully you will have decades of enjoyment from it!
Of that I am certain. Thank you, Chris!
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:
Have you considered some sort of plexi to go in front of it? Not sure how the games would be arranged, but would hate to have someone bump into something on the sign and have it damaged after all of your hard work.
The thought crossed my mind. While plexi would make it more safe, I'm not a big fan of that layer of removal from the piece. I really love seeing the bare neon out in the open, but I guess we'll see how often something breaks. Ha-ha! I'm hoping for not very...but I am the father of a 6-year-old boy, so we'll see. Junior and I did go over the two rules of the new gameroom before I showed it to the family yesterday afternoon:
1. No touching the sign
2. No throwing anything in the gameroom (balls or otherwise)
Hoping for the best!
Ha-ha! Thanks, Sean. Gettin' it prepped to receive your lovely former #stage-coach .
Speaking of which, I was up late last night putting finishing touches on a bunch of paint stuff.
...were installing the carpet, they scratched up the walls a little. Unavoidable, really, as they were hefting around a MASSIVE 300+ lb roll of carpet that is pretty coarse on the back. Anyhow, no big deal, but I went around touching up the walls after Josh brought my can of wall paint back from his neon shop. Also, after handling the sign and moving it into place, there were some scuffs on the edges, as well as some misplaced drill holes (due to my mismeasurements, not Josh's) and screwheads of a different color:
So I puttied, sanded (a bit...albeit hastily), and repainted...
...in preparation for the games going back in later today. Not perfect, but hardly noticeable, especially from any distance that doesn't require a macro lens.
Alright, gotta prep for @paddlepaw 's arrival.