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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-07-18 4:15 pm   Permalink

thanks GMan my friend....how's that head-cut healing?
Work is going very well up here in the land of exotic chizzlin...stain is on...both lizards
are carved and one is painted...and we're getting ready to "chalk" the detail cuts.
Hope to have finished pics in a few days...you could even go on a hunger strike and
not starve!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-07-18 4:27 pm   Permalink

Conga, you are really going all out on this guy and he really shows it. This guy is headed for greatness!
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-07-18 5:22 pm   Permalink

AWESOME!!!



All though I have to admit that it kinda freaks me out.
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-07-20 05:08 am   Permalink

Ladies and gentlemen...how about a warm Tiki Central welcome for the Congatiki Birdman...










thank you all for your kind comments and for looking again!!!


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-07-20 05:11 am   Permalink

I see the bird man has been eating stinky little lizards. COOL. This guy would really look great in ZMY office!
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-07-20 05:49 am   Permalink

You pulled out all the stops on this guy! Love it. The finish looks like you just pulled it out of the jungle from where it was adored and revered.

What's next?

JP


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-07-20 05:52 am   Permalink

The finish is awesome! This is a Conga Masterpiece!!

Mahalo

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2382
From: So FL
Posted: 2006-07-20 06:38 am   Permalink

The Birdman is classic. The finish really makes the piece extra cool. Can't wait to see the next one.

 
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Howland
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 749
From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2006-07-20 07:38 am   Permalink

Xtra cool! This guy has to be in my top ten fave carves on this entire forum!

 
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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
Posts: 247
From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2006-07-20 08:20 am   Permalink

great job conga!!! it turned out really good. i love the finish you did on it, it looks awesome!! GREAT JOB!!!!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-20 11:29 am   Permalink

Excellent! Love the way the finish turned out. You're the Mad Scientist of us tiki guys...keep it up! Nothing you do looks like anything else going on right now. Shine, shine, shine,...
Brightened Buzzy Out!
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2999
From: My Island
Posted: 2006-07-20 7:07 pm   Permalink

Conga,

I don't know what to say...it's magnificant! I love everything you did. There's so much to look at and so much variation in the staining/coloring. Wow! What a cool piece. As folks have said above, it looks like it was just recovered from the jungle of some far off place. I love this....

-Gman
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-07-20 7:35 pm   Permalink

That's such a cool looking piece - the body and posture look a little PNG, the eyes remind me of a Marquesan U'u and the overall finish really gives it touch of antiquity. I love the skinny elongated body.
I also agree that has that real authentic "heathen idol" vibe. Great work!

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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1596
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-07-20 9:34 pm   Permalink

You got a real talent, Mr. Conga! A natural! Keep on keepin' on!

A-A


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-07-21 05:20 am   Permalink

Mahalo to all of you...Birdman is honored to receive your compliments! This has been a
fun piece to spend my spare time with...thanks for noticing. I am not sure what will be
next...I'm sure it will be big....and I trust it will fit into what seems to have become
the "conga niche." Now I have to take some "dream potion" and see what comes out!


 
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