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Hewey's wood thread - Making a Paipo p20
hewey
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Posted: 2007-02-08 6:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the comps folks

Benz: Yeh, the hope is the pirate will be cool.

Buzzy, we dont get Kangaroos on the roof. The rest of that is remarkably accurate though. There's not much to show with the pirate, Ive just taken a big chunk out of it so far...

Thanks Thors and Clarita
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-02-12 02:20 am   Permalink

Been a crazy few days. Here's the shortened version:

Bad news:
* No progress on the pirate.
* All of those logs I picked up out of the bush are hollow and are going into the bin.
* The back patio is currently flooded.

Good news:
* I have found a local guy who has just chopped down a large tree and has a heap of logs waiting to be picked up. The stuff left is all the largest stuff that they left till last
* I will be displaying some tikis at the art show that will be accompanying the Australian Hot Rod Nationals at Easter! It is mainly hot rod based art, but some general kustom kulture displays too. The pirate will be there as will the forthcoming hot rod tiki
* I got a job! Yeh I know, I got one late last year. I got a second job, as a journo with Australia's best selling car mag Street Machine. Effective as of immediately - already got my first story assignment! This is THE mag I read growing up as a kid!

STOKED STOKED STOKED

Now if only there were more hours in a week...
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tikigiant
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Posted: 2007-02-12 02:50 am   Permalink

Cool

 
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Posted: 2007-02-12 11:29 am   Permalink

Congrats on the new job!
...and the logs too.

Oh yeah, and the car show...

Take care,
Buzzy



 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-02-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

Rounded off the head a wee bit more


He’s got an eye socket and a big scar now. His patch will cover where his other eye should be, the big scar explains the patch! Looks pretty with candles, but the flash kills the mojo.


Trial of how a scarf will look. This is actually one of my shirts draped over him. Scarf will most likely be blue marine grade vinyl, aged to look the part.


Well I burnt him with a butane burner and added some colour. The scar came out really cool, with burnt edges and the very bottom copped some red paint as well. Doesn’t photo too well though.


‘nother pic


Next step is play with the colour in the mouth a bit more, install an eye in the eye socket, and work out what the hell to do for teeth (leading idea is steeling Kirby’s bamboo teeth idea, of course one tooth will be gold, but still undecided). Then its give him some varnish, then give him some hair, then the scarf and eye patch as a finishing touch.

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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-02-28 4:50 pm   Permalink

Nice design. It will look good when you get the blue patch on it. I would like to see some pictures when it is in location without the flash. Your toes give it some scale. It is still Feb here, so it is nice to see a post from the future and across the date line.

Good luck with the live carving adventure.

JP


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-02-28 4:55 pm   Permalink

Kool looking pirate Hewey, the red paint may be cool or overkill, don't know which, Pro'ly cool. Put some on them townails too.
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-02-28 5:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks

So far all the pics have been taken at night because thats the only time Ive had to play with it, but yeh will get some proper pics, if nothing else when its completed.

As far as the red Im hoping it will be cool! I will sponge some darker red over the current colour to give it more depth and get that more aged/weathered look. Once the teeth are installed they will also lessen the amount of red too, and the gold tooth will draw its own attention but because it will be relatively small it wont overpower any of the other elements. The idea of the blue bandanna is to equal out the red, or it might just clash with it... I figure by aging (and as a result darkening the red and fading the blue) it should be okay, but ultimately I wont know until I do it.
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Posted: 2007-03-01 02:44 am   Permalink

looking good dude, man yeah that scar is looking good , isnt burning shait fun ha ha

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-05 01:07 am   Permalink

First of all a pretty sunset from last week, the flash kills the foreground


So how has the pirate progressed? Not very well! We got rain - lots of it! The water is supposed to go down the drain, not come out of it!



The good news is that "Kustom Kahoona" is now officially set up as a legal business Now to just make some tikis...

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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-05 6:10 pm   Permalink

Last night I painted an eye up out of the top of a sweetened condensed milk can There's a nice twist to the eye, you'll just have to wait for me to post pics. I tried to take some last night but the battery for the camera died - sorry folks. The great part is that the eye is a perfect fit in the eye socket - the gods must be smiling on me! The eye gives him a very crazy look which is great too.
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-07 9:15 pm   Permalink

More pics!

This is the eye for the pirate. They say the eye is the window to the soul - this guys got a black heart


Gave the mouth some more detail. Copped a darker red, then some black too. I smeared the wet black paint with a rag, came out pretty cool. I also burnt the edges of the mouth to 'hide' the edge a little.


Overal view with the mouth paint


Here he is with the eye - finally getting an idea of how it actually look.


Im thinking I might ditch the hair idea. Next is clear polly (I did think about leaving it natural, but black hands every time I move it said otherwise). Then install the teeth (still working that out), and scarf and patch. Then its hot rod time!

Bailey is wondering when I will mow the lawn...

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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-08 04:23 am   Permalink

Gave it a clearcoat tonight - man its come out almost black! Flash just gets lots of reflection, so Ill get some pics later. Interested to see how it is when its dry and in the daylight...
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Posted: 2007-03-08 04:33 am   Permalink

Arrrgh! Thar be no pirates mowin no lawns! He's comming along great mate. I like what the burning did for the mouth. I bet your pirate tiki could swallow your puppy in one bite!
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Posted: 2007-03-08 05:05 am   Permalink

That guy is gonna be COOOOOL! I can see it already. Finish that sucka--you can mow lawn later! Can't wait to see the final results.
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