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AlienTIKI Traditional, Midcentury Polypop and a couple marqs
curb creature
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From: SO CAL SO FINE
Posted: 2005-07-13 10:33 am   Permalink

i dont want to be a "knowitall" but a couple of tips on the flames..make sure the "teardrops" in all the flames are the same size.you ever look at some flames and say "i dont like those flames for some reason"...thats usually it.skinny "necks"..long flowing"licks"..once you have the "flame formula" down..you are golden...my 2c.

 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-07-13 11:33 am   Permalink

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Did the tree's leaves & flowers look like this?

African Tulip Trees grow nicely throughout the tropics & here in San Diego, too.

AlienTiki, next time you see Mike the Sandalmaker in old Lahaina, tell him Joyce & Fred said "Hi!"

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Thanks Fred I appreciate the compliment.
I'm not certain that is the wood . That tree does grow there but there are 2 other types of trees on the property.
Now you have me really wondering.

If I run into the sandal maker, I will most definatly tell him you said hi. It's rare that I get over to Lahaina side. And I don't know this fellow. I wear ruba slipas.

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my 2c.



Thanks for the input on the flames. I'm gonna try it out.

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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-07-13 11:37 am   Permalink

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On 2005-07-12 11:19, Sam Gambino wrote:
That is so cool, with lots of character too! Great going Alien Tiki. Those flames are fine on him too.

[ This Message was edited by: Sam Gambino 2005-07-12 11:20 ]



Thanks Sam I appreciate the feed back.

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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-07-29 10:18 am   Permalink

Here's a gecko I carved out of African Purple Heart.
I once had a job were I would sit at this harbor and watch a bunch of tourists cars while they went out on a boat trip.
I widled away at this very hard piece of wood with a pocket knife and an exacto(pencil knife).



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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-07-29 10:29 am   Permalink

Here's a new work in progress. its of the same wood. "African Tulip tree"

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On 2005-07-12 12:30, freddiefreelance wrote:

Did the tree's leaves & flowers look like this?


Thanks for posting the pic. That's the one.



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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-07-29 3:57 pm   Permalink

those are good flames. Actually more natural than probably the hot rod flames CC is talking about. The Gecko is nice too

 
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Octane
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Posted: 2005-07-29 6:23 pm   Permalink

your work is excellent, great job on the scetch and the carving of the first one. the flames look good, and the tiki has a nice style. THe gecko looks great, both the top and the bottom veiw. the guy you have in progress is looking good as well and i can't wait to see him all finished out.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-07-29 6:36 pm   Permalink

Really neat looking Gecko, I Really love it. That wood is perfect for it.
It looks like the Alien is also gonna be Dynamite, can't wait to see it finished.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-07-29 7:08 pm   Permalink

Looking fine, ATiki. That Gecko is nice too - he looks a little slippery - just like a real Gecko! Thanks for posting!
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-07-29 10:02 pm   Permalink

Sam's right - the gecko looks pretty squishy for something that's made of hardwood. If you can make your Alien look like that you'll have really hit the target. Nice work, A-T!

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FLOUNDERart
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Posted: 2005-07-30 2:08 pm   Permalink

The new truely looks like an alien/tiki.

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-07-31 03:19 am   Permalink

Love that gecko, awesome detail in it. Can't wait to see that alien finished.

 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-07-31 3:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys, The new tiki has actually came a long way since these pic. I need to get some new Photos he looks a little different now. Some one wrote about chiseling away everything not tiki. Well Im still working on it.

The gecko is quite smooth but now i see the pics and say to my self "wow I could have sanded in there better" or "that area looks bad" I guess I'm always my own worst critic.

Many Mahalos again for all the kind words.



 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2005-11-30 12:24 am   Permalink

Here are my 3 sketches for the mug contest.
#1 untitled (traditional)

#2 Ta Moko (I meant no offense to any Maori peoples)

#3 untitled (contemporary)


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Aloha
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-11-30 05:26 am   Permalink

AlienTiki, I loe yor mugs especially the Maori one, That is Really super Awesome. They don't take offense unless you Copy their mokos. Thats when they get bent out of shape I showed pix of some of my carvings to a fairly prominent Maori artist and first off he was very pleased that I had Not copied anyones Moko. The only warning he gave was to be careful what I came up with on my mokos as without knowing how to read or write in "Moko Talk" I could inadvertently offend someone or embarras myself. He advised that I learn the language of the moko.
So back to reality, I really love your maori mug.
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