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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2008-08-22 11:01 am   Permalink

amazing lono. i'm with ben, though. or would the headdress be too weak and break?
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-08-22 3:19 pm   Permalink

Hmm...food for thought! It never actually crossed my mind to drill all the way through, although I did it on the jade Lono I made.

Unfortunately it's a little late now, as I have taken out a lot of the depth I'd need if I were to drill through. I usually prefer to leave the plain "half shell" that preserves the natural integrity,strength and aesthetic appeal of the stone anyway, so from the back it still looks just like a beach pebble.

Something you can't see in those pics is that the hollows between the "ribs" are pretty deep, undercut at the bottom (which would show if I drilled right through) and also textured with that lava/rough rock texture used on the surface of the ribs. When they aren't filled with water and don't have a lamp shining directly into them the shadow effect is more pronounced. All will be revealed in the final shots...

I do appreciate the feedback, so don't stop - but in this case it's so close to the finish line it's too late to make any changes. Maybe next time! Today will be spent giving all areas a final tune-up and surface finish, but the carving part was all done before I posted those shots.

Resins? I thought about it, but there are way too many deep undercuts on this guy, especially the mouth (stay tuned for detail shots). Even if I got a mold out of it, it would be a nightmare to get clean castings from. I've pretty given up on moldmaking - sorry Jen!

Thanks Ben, timid, teaKs, Jen, Tfreak and Bullet!


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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-08-22 5:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-08-22 09:04, teaKEY wrote:
so one for through and one for not.

I'm just glad whats there is there cause after seeing Babalu's rabbit tiki, I can't shake that image. Oh, my poor head.



Just wait...I really want a Paipo commission done for me...I'm just looking for the right stone on my side. Your going to need a big bottle of aspirin Teaks


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-08-23 02:46 am   Permalink

Paipo, this one is a lot of work, but it's all showing. It's amazing. No deadlines means the time is being taken to really push your art. Great and important piece, this one!
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d0x08779
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Posted: 2008-08-23 03:39 am   Permalink

hi I'm new here but i tough have you ever tried to make one of these Paipo?


i think it will look great made by you!
PS: They are called "Moai Kava Kava"

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-23 06:14 am   Permalink

Paipo, I Fully understand andsee where you're coming from as that sort of thing must be planned Before execution or all hell will break loose. Can't blame me for trying tho! Either way this will be one of your best pieces, but here recently they are all turning out that way.
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timidtiki
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Posted: 2008-08-23 06:28 am   Permalink

. . . on the other hand, now that the drilling won't go through, the option of imbuing Lono's head-dress with the spirit of Pele has been preserved. Perhaps something cooler like a sprinkling of very small faceted rubies at the bottom of each hole

 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-08-23 3:01 pm   Permalink

Babs - when you're ready, I'm all ears! (groan)

Brad - Yes, lots of work -still going in fact! But it will be a goodie when it's done I think, and it might be a while before I tackle something this ambitious again. Thanks for stopping by!

d0x08779 - Welcome to TC! Strangely enough, the kavakava man has been on my mind a lot lately. If I attempt him, I will go with just the head like I'm doing with the Lono...

Ben - All hell breaking loose? Maybe it's too late for that....and next? I still haven't finished this one!

timid - hold that thought!
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Meanwhile, back in the workshop...

"Paipooooo.......

Huh? What's that...?

...

"Drill the holes, Paipo"

What? Where's that voice coming from? Who are you - one of the Ancients? Anyway - I can't! I already posted several good reasons not to!
...

"You must break through....to the other side!"

...

To be continued...
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Tiki Duddy
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2008-08-23 4:18 pm   Permalink



Paip, the lono looks just incredible,
just love it!
it's so impressive, what you can do with rock
great stuff
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-08-23 7:48 pm   Permalink

Paipo, your work is always nice.

 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-08-23 7:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks Duddy! That reminds me - I gotta drop by your thread and see what you've been up to lately.

Now a quick word from our sponsor:



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Tiki Trav
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-08-23 9:55 pm   Permalink

REPRESENT! Paipo Enemy! YEAH BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

 
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d0x08779
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Posted: 2008-08-23 11:58 pm   Permalink

for the kava kava i meant it's cool to be done the bones on the body because it's prototype as the people of the island say are two undead ghosts

 
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GreenCarvings
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From: Hokitka
Posted: 2008-08-24 12:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-23 03:39, d0x08779 wrote:
hi I'm new here but i tough have you ever tried to make one of these Paipo?


i think it will look great made by you!
PS: They are called "Moai Kava Kava"

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Wow thats remarkable DOx have you got a close up pic of that i made a small wooden man that has some very similar features purely coincidence weird....


 
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d0x08779
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Posted: 2008-08-24 12:28 am   Permalink

click on the pictures I hope they are big enough for you!

 
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