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The show me your Witco thread.
Moai_Mama
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Posted: 2008-07-19 7:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-22 08:22, Ojaitimo wrote:
These Witcos were used by my mother Ione in one of her Tiki projects, The Royal Palms in Oxnard, Calif 1963.





I found a badly painted but cute 'kid' similar to the one in the above photo at a flea market recently. Anyone know if this is an official Witco piece that I've stumbled across? It's a little over 18" tall. Thanks~ Moai Mama







 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2008-07-19 7:22 pm   Permalink

Moai mama, yup it is.

 
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Moai_Mama
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Posted: 2008-07-19 10:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-19 19:22, keigs20 wrote:
Moai mama, yup it is.


Thanks, Keigs :->


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2008-07-20 09:38 am   Permalink



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Posted: 2008-07-20 09:39 am   Permalink



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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2008-07-20 09:41 am   Permalink

NOW, define irony....


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-20 11:38 am   Permalink

My my, it appears Moai Mama does not own Tiki Modern yet?
He is called "Boy Puppet"...while I prefer to refer to him as Witco's "Chuckie" .



 
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Moai_Mama
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Posted: 2008-07-20 2:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-20 11:38, bigbrotiki wrote:
My my, it appears Moai Mama does not own Tiki Modern yet?
He is called "Boy Puppet"...while I prefer to refer to him as Witco's "Chuckie" .




Why Bigbrotiki, of course I own Tiki Modern, as well as the Book of Tiki and while normally I would feel quite naked without them for reference & research during my weekend treasure hunts~ I've been away from all things Tiki lately caring for an ailing parent.
I do appreciate the info here on the 'Tiki Lifeboat' while away from my own books and such, though! Thank goodness for laptops and hospital hotspot internet connection.
I must admit, it was quite a head rush to finally find a real piece of Witco while scanning over the usual Florida junque on a steamy Summer afternoon, taking a quick junque-fix @ an unfamiliar haven of 'stuff' between hospital runs. The gal selling her wares seemed to think I was an absolute NUT when I asked if she had any more of these?!
I hope you can relay more information about this little Chuckie Boy, if you wouldn't mind. Did he come painted this oddly? Does he have a gal friend or other family members? Is there a blue book value for such things, if one wasn't yet attached to her newly adopted little boy? Don't get me wrong... he IS cute and all, but after a long day of teaching 18 four-year-olds, I'd prefer coming home to a more exotic & grown-up Tiki themed environment.

P.S... Aha, I finally made it home and did indeed find my Boy Puppet on page 218. Cool! I guess some of that blue paint has just faded & someone added a magic marker smile on mine. Thanks, bigbro~ I do appreciate your knowledge AND your books ;->

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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2008-07-24 06:37 am   Permalink

I figured if I ever get a chance to purchase a "Witco World" map piece, it'll be more than I care to spend so... I decided to make one myself.



The frame I found isn't a horizonal as would be ideal, so the first concession is that the globe is not a streched out as the originals. The second concession, and this is the biggest, is that I used plain old pine for the continents and so did not have the grain of the originals to give it that Witco look. As you can see in the detail photo, I carved to exagerate what grain there was.



I'd much rather decorate my office with originals, but this piece looks kinda nice and it was a fun project for a hack like me.


 
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TikiTres
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Posted: 2008-07-24 07:25 am   Permalink

That is an excellent likeness, nice work! You did a very convincing job of texturing the pine.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-24 09:31 am   Permalink

Nuts! Amazing work! You are a master counterfeiter! Unfortunately, you will be investigated by FBI’s Art Crime Team, and eventually the piece will end up here:

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/05/19/museum-of-counterfei.html

..however, fame and fortune is not out of reach!:

"...London's Victoria and Albert Museum has a separate gallery devoted to first-class fakes and forgeries. Other respected museums around the world are giving the counterfeiters—long the object of public fascination—shows of their own."



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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2008-07-24 4:31 pm   Permalink

Nice job,looks good.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2008-07-24 7:22 pm   Permalink

Aw shucks.guys! Thanks for the kudos.


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2008-07-26 1:34 pm   Permalink

found this today,


works well ,i think with these.


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kiara
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Posted: 2008-07-26 2:01 pm   Permalink

This is a 6' pole I found a couple of days ago.
I thought it was unique enough to post here.








 
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