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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2011-11-28 09:52 am   Permalink

Great stuff! I love the chisel work, I have still yet to try that. Keep it up!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-11-28 11:27 am   Permalink

McTiki - Thanks!!

surfin - Thanks, try it. I'm sure yours would be stellar! I have done it before, but not so well defined as this one, and the dry brushing really brought it out.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-11-29 2:25 pm   Permalink

That turned out great man! I love the contrast between the chisel marks and the smooth base. Then the white sets everything off. Very well done. Now, I'll have to go look up "dry brush".

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-11-29 4:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-11-29 14:25, amate wrote:
That turned out great man! I love the contrast between the chisel marks and the smooth base. Then the white sets everything off. Very well done. Now, I'll have to go look up "dry brush".



Thanks! Was pretty easy. I went to Hobby Lobby and got some different colors of acrylic paint. And a fairly stiff brush. It helped to have a brush with the bristles not so dense. I bought one where the hairs were finely packed/dense, but the brush with the sparser amount of hairs worked better....eh, you'll figure it out!




 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-12-31 3:41 pm   Permalink

Last tiki of 2011. Just put the clear coat on it today. This is a piece of spalted wood I picked up on the side of the road after hurricane Ike. It wasn't spalted when i got it, but it is now after sitting in my back yard for three years. If anything seems to be my trademark, apparently it's carving mostly rotted wood.

Happy New Year everyone!





Close up of some of the grain.


 
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Captain Jack
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Joined: May 01, 2010
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2011-12-31 4:31 pm   Permalink

Looks great - Nice work! Have a great 2012!

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-01-01 08:11 am   Permalink

Wow, that is a really beautiful piece of wood!

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2012-01-01 09:07 am   Permalink

Nice carve, great style!

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-01-01 10:33 pm   Permalink

Sweet

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-01-02 11:53 am   Permalink

Great way to finish off the year, look great! Def like the way the wood "turned out" after a few years of marinating

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-01-02 3:10 pm   Permalink

Captain Jack, thanks a bunch - good luck with the flexcuts! You're gonna love those.
PJC thanks! I don't know what kind of wood it is but it spalts really nicely.
4wd: thank you! Aren't you overdue for posting some new stuff?
hangt10 - thanks a bunch
Nixxon - thanks, yeah it marinated probably a year too long and was only barely just usable.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-01-05 2:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-12-31 15:41, TheBigT wrote:



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I love that nose. I can't figure out how you always get your angles so precise.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-01-05 2:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks allen. I don't know about precise, but there it is. You don't know how i fretted over it! It was supposed to be a larger nose but i messed it up. I forget what happened, but I had to shrink it down. And i adjusted the nose bridge a couple of times. Finally the nostrils weren't deep enough so i added some black paint for depth. Methinks I just found the reason for conga's shadow test!



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-02-20 10:59 am   Permalink

Hey all, not a lot going on here. But I am working on another little kneeling tiki like the last one. Think I'll let him rest for a while now and start another.







 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-03-11 10:41 am   Permalink

Got a couple of new dudes started. These are made from a couple of Sweetgum logs.








 
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