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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Trader's hut is finished !!
uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-20 5:48 pm   Permalink

Thank you for taking a look and enjoying the build. I started on the thatch for the covered part of the A-frame. I am using the same process that I have used in the past and it takes forever to get done. All done free hand the ruler is just for scale. The thatch will be stained later.




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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-26 07:24 am   Permalink

Here is a 360 degree progress roundup.













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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-26 08:01 am   Permalink

I'm very impressed Trav, gonna look too cool!

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2011-11-26 11:04 am   Permalink

Each new view is better than the last!
Keep 'em coming please!
~kele


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-11-26 11:25 am   Permalink

Beautiful work!

 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2011-11-26 1:48 pm   Permalink

awesome work

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2011-11-26 2:58 pm   Permalink

Can't wait to see this one finished. All the others have been great but this is your best so far.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-27 05:25 am   Permalink

Thank you very much for the encouragement everyone. The mini Mai Kai has taken allot of hours. Working with the different materials has been a learning experience. Trying to make the model strong while keeping the scale small is a tough nut to crack. I am not even sure what the scale size is as I do all of it be eye. Thanks again for taking a look.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-27 08:02 am   Permalink

I love watching you work, this is such a different and fun thread, Wendy

 
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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-28 05:36 am   Permalink

uncle trav, this build is one for the ages, absolutely fantastic! You know I am going to need a Kahiki, when my outrigger comes in! You've become a Master!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-12-05 06:23 am   Permalink

A bit of an update. I think I finally have the install for the windows on the side wings figured out. The next step is making the framework for the windows and that stuff is very very small. I also did some work on the thatch. And a special thanks to my wife for letting me turn our vintage 1958 Formica kitchen table into a major construction site.












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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-05 07:17 am   Permalink

wow, thats all I can muster for a comment pre coffee, But WOW sooOOoo neato and perfect.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-12-06 06:00 am   Permalink

Thanks for all of the nice comments. Still have to tweak the vertical framing for the side windows. These pieces are the size of a wooden matchstick and a real pain to work with. Not an exact copy but I think folks will know it's the Mai Kai when they see it. Thanks for looking.





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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-12-06 06:53 am   Permalink

Trav, exceptional and beautiful! I'm running out of superlatives to describe your work, so pardon the redundancies in praise of it.

-Tom


 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-12-09 4:54 pm   Permalink

I can't believe how tiny these things are. Wonderful work I can't wait to see how it all looks completed.

 
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