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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Gman vs Wild - Page 1; Kotiate Warrior 183; BoatMan 184; Gman Lizard Dance 190; Screamer 193
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-11-28 9:47 pm   Permalink

Very nice Gman. Superb finish/stain & I see the tongue got a tat-too!
Dont know if I would inlay or not, looks good as is in my opinion.

I reckon this could be slipped amongst a collection of genuine artifacts & no-one would be any the wiser. Might go through the roof on EBay, heaven forbid!

Very, very nice!

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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-11-30 5:13 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP - No problem! Bone takes less color from tea if it is highly polished, so if you want more/darker color than the tea adds alone, add some brewed coffee (cold) into the mix. Watch the piece closely though, because the coffee sets color in fast.

Benz - Luxurious rich colors....that was the plan. I wanted a dark mottled finish for him. I got what I wanted. Nope, no inlays. I want this guy to look the period.

Tama - Thanks for the positive comment! I'm glad you like his finish - it was a stretch. I added a buncha lines and details including the tongue scrolls before I finally felt finished with him. I was really shooting for the "artifact" look, I'm glad you think I hit it. That means a lot coming from you.

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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-12-02 10:10 am   Permalink

Nice work G! You are definitely taking your carves in an exciting direction! Are you consulting with Tama, mixing traditional lines with modern design? Keep'em coming...this one is a SERIOUS piece of WORK!


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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-02 12:11 pm   Permalink

*Would the real Gman please stand up, please stand up...

I reckon this would look good around Eminems' neck!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-02 2:50 pm   Permalink

Now THIS one has some Realistic Eyes. GMAN, Don't ever ask me how to do eyes again!

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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2006-12-02 3:46 pm   Permalink

that is freakin' scary!

 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-12-02 3:59 pm   Permalink

That guy will have no problem hitching a ride!

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-12-02 5:46 pm   Permalink

JoNeS - and you think I'm crazy? Thanks for the great photoshop job!

Tama, Benz, Kings, and Paipo - Thanks for stopping by. Old Jonesy was having a bit-o-fun with my head and my last bone carving. I wish I could do eyes like that.....

Anyway, here is a bone pendant I started tonight. It needs a ton of cleaning up, but it's coming along. It's a double manaia and it is loosely based on an artifact I love. I hope to be detailing and working on it again tomorrow.










I hope you like it.....

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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-02 5:58 pm   Permalink

Choice..!

That was quite a jump from drawn up to where it is now! You got a team working for you, or some magic carving machine we dont know about..?

'Manaia-Mandella'? 'Manaia-Medallion'?

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-12-03 12:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tama. It's gonna take a lot more work, but I'll get it looking good eventually. I've got a great pair of paua eyes for it and I few ideas for body engraving. I'm gonna sit and doodle/figure it out a bit more before I carve on it again. Too tired today anyway....

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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-03 12:56 pm   Permalink

Just having another look; how wide is it? Looks pretty big? Must have been a big beast to supply a shank/bone like that...

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-12-03 1:27 pm   Permalink

Hey Tama, it is 2" in diameter - not including the suspension hole area. It's pretty small. I chose a thick piece of bone to keep it strong. I didn't want to do all that open work on a thin girly piece of bone. No girly bonz here!
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-12-03 3:52 pm   Permalink

All that open work and symetrical at that. I know that is hard to do, what a complicated piece. Your nutz for trying it. You mentioned this is one of your favorite artifacts, where did you see the piece that inspired you.

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hewey
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Posted: 2006-12-03 6:21 pm   Permalink

Nice work buddy nice and smooth, and different too
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-03 7:09 pm   Permalink

Excellent one this guy!. How did you pull that out of your hat so fast?
Mu Computer died and I am without wings. I'm borrowing Sherry's for now so I have to keep it quick, she has work to do for hours more.
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