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THOR Shrunken heads ....etc.
THOR's
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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Posted: 2009-07-13 03:39 am   Permalink


Dont forget to watch the special on head shrinking on Nat Goegraphic tonight!!!!




"Head Case" is now SOLD. Pressure here from my wide eyed daughter is getting me to do this here but I need this reolved asap. I am supposed to see this car tonight and lay down the moola if all is good!! PLEASE write me DIRECTLY at my e-mail if interested in this:
stareeknight@aol.com Prices go back to normal if any left after today most likely. THANKS!!

I have received a good number of e-mails and reserved heads so far...and just wanted to start a flow here so I knew roughly what to make for Oasis. I am just finishing two new sculpts and making molds for some HYPER detailed heads. I will post pics as they progress and open to suggestions. I really have to watch it on time spent on these, as these are just a very obsessive side hobby and I tend to go nuts on getting these unlike ANY you will find anyplace...real or not. They are a LOT of hand work..custom tooling and detail.
I spoke to a great number of people...professionals and fellow artists and all agree without question that these are unparalleled to anything available. I had one guy from Florida who spent 5 years as a curator for Ripley's Believe it or not" and had close access to all their specimen archives of actual heads. He told me these looked better than the real thing!! Gaff's of this quality can cost thousands. So I think my pricing is offering a great deal here. I am charging $400.00 ea. I was a bit low last time and I have to at least begin to cover my time and materials.

All will be signed and beautifully mounted. Any not sold at Oasis will be shipped to publishers in Hawaii but they will be marked up at least 40% unfortunately. These are MUSEUM quality...not toys, hand crafted with extreme detail and research. From the feedback I get over the years...become a central conversation piece in a Tiki bar or other. I do a lot of research on these. This year I am pushing the character and realism.

If you want one reserved, please do asap. I have three already "reserved", 3 before this post and I would guess I can make at least a dozen by Oasis. I am shooting for 20! If you are unfamiliar with the quality..see my other threads on Thor's Shrunken heads. However, thee latest are another step up in realism without question. I have since added greater skin detail and am even perfecting a facial hair detail that , if works as planned, will be absolutely stunning.

I can't wait for Oasis!! It's my ONE break from the grind of Gallery painting this year!!! I plan to have ore socializing and less business this year!! lol Also, As posted, I am doing my signature rum painting of Marina. I created the rum painting as a way to capture my character in an original manor and I tell ya...it's a blast!!

All warmest Aloha's





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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-07-13 12:43 pm   Permalink

PIC-TURES! (stomp, stomp) PIC-TURES! (stomp, stomp) PIC-TURES! (stomp, stomp)

 
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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-07-13 2:29 pm   Permalink

I'd really like to see pictures before I decide if I want one or not, too.

 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-07-13 4:02 pm   Permalink

I hear ya!!! lol I will post soon ...they are just popping out of the castings and I will show as they progress!! Just wanted to start the thread! Stay tuned!!

 
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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2009-07-13 4:48 pm   Permalink



 
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TIKI-TONGA
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 322
From: Arcadia Ca.
Posted: 2009-07-13 6:44 pm   Permalink

Here's one of last years models by Thor. This is Alfredo. Against the advice of his tour guide he strayed away from his jungle tour group while vacationing in Ecuador. Alas now poor Alfredo will now be a permanent fixture in my yet to be tiki room. He doesn't eat much, I occasionally give him baby food through a straw. He enjoys listening to Yma Sumac while I brush his hair. Oh and by the way, he was accompanied by his cousin Santos during his misadventure. I will post some pics of Santos as well soon.







 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-07-14 04:53 am   Permalink

Tiki Tonga!! It's great to see the new homes these fella's get!!! I have seen some amazing displays!! Thanks for sharing!! I will post more soon!

~~Aloha!!


 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2009-07-14 08:28 am   Permalink

Aloha all -

I'm the proud owner of three of these beautiful works of art from Thor - I just wanted to say these are the art objects that everyone comments about while visiting my home - tikiphile or not. They NEVER fail to impress guests.

Well worth every cent for such a heirloom quality sculpt. I've said it before....Thanks Tom.

I'll see you at TikiOasis next month. G
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-03 09:13 am   Permalink

FINAL chance till next YEAR on NEW THOR Shrunken HEADS!!

Go to my last page entry to see message.... Thanks for al that picked up heads!! Just a few left!


These things are NO QUESTION as real as you will find. I have photographed them here in broad daylight to show how fine the detail, craftsmanship, sculpt and realism hold up! Lit in a Tiki bar or study or cabinet, these things defy all doubt that they are REAL and direct from the Amazon natives they were crafted by. In a bar, these will be a centerpiece of conversation.

I am making about 15 to 20 this year. Base price is $400.00. That will include 2-3 feathers, beads bamboo stake and base with all the aging and fine detail seen here. Upgrades would be feather head dress, or added decor. I will post more pics before Oasis. I cannot guarantee how many will be left by Oasis, but will display them all in my suite by the pool for the Oasis duration. To all how already want one reserved, please PM me again and I will give details as to down payment and how to either pick your head up at Oasis or have it shipped.

Enjoy!!! I will tell you the story of the lip plate style shortly!!

~~THOR

Suya Lip Plate #1 SOLD/RESERVED



#2 Skewered lip


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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-08-03 09:48 am   Permalink

DANG TOM!
those look sooooo creepy!
You really have Upped it a notch with these!
the lip plate.etc etc..
awesome!

now level with us.....
where are you keeping all those decapitated bodies?


 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-08-03 09:52 am   Permalink

These guys are most INCREDIBLE!! The lip plate just smokes....

Dang Tom, your simply on fire brother!! I can't wait to see these in person.
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-03 10:24 am   Permalink

Kinny and Babalu!! Thanks!!

Oh... btw If anyone has any relatives or an obnoxius corworker they can donate, the smoking hut is not full to the chimney yet! I just like to keep "a-head" of schedule on thse for Oasis. Thanks!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-08-03 12:23 pm   Permalink

Way Way better. If these pics got placed around the internet, people would surely think they were 200 year old real shrunken heads.
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Mai Tai
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2009-08-03 12:28 pm   Permalink

Man, I thought your other previous shrunken heads were really great. These take things to an entirely new level altogether! Those are absolutely amazing, Tom! You have some mad skills!!! Can't wait to see them all displayed at Tiki Oasis!
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2009-08-03 12:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2009-08-03 10:24, THOR's wrote:
Oh... btw If anyone has any relatives or an obnoxius corworker they can donate, the smoking hut is not full to the chimney yet! I just like to keep "a-head" of schedule on thse for Oasis. Thanks!


I was going have a pie in the face delivered to my ex-boss when they lay him off and walk him out of the building, but I think it would be better if he payed a visit to Dr. Thor's Shrunken Head Academy!
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