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Rounding off my first year of Tiki carving
Tiki Russ
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Joined: Feb 02, 2010
Posts: 37
From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-10-21 06:37 am   Permalink

Here are some of the Tikis I've made over the past year. Just looking for some feedback.

This was my first Tiki, which I learned a lot on. I did this in December 09:


This was #2, which I was able to auction off and the proceeds went to a local charity:


#3


The next several Tikis:


This is #8, which was a commission that I received an honorable mention on at a local art show:


It was actually a work in progress at the show:


I needed helpers on this one (its a small crew):



At this point, I kind of started to lose count, but here are some more that I have gotten shots of:






I did some resin castings of these, which was an interesting process:



This is one I am currently working on, its been a few months since I've worked on one (I prefer working in cooler weather!)



There are several more that I can't find any pictures of, but I am loving this stuff!

Thanks to everyone who posts their work, it keeps me inspired to carve.

Russ
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-10-21 10:48 am   Permalink

Great progress in one year! They're lookin' good!

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2164
From: So FL
Posted: 2010-10-21 12:25 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC! Nice chops - keep them comin. What part of FL are you in?

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2010-10-21 2:42 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC!

Feedback you shall have...


You morphed from a skill set aspect, definably @ #3

Beyond that...I dislike you!


Excellent work my friend.


Mahalo!

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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-10-21 5:42 pm   Permalink

Great start and cool stuff for a first post. The stack-o-skulls tiki is pretty cool.

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1549
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-10-21 6:56 pm   Permalink

Russ -

Just checking out this thread, man you've made some serious progress since tiki #1 (not that tiki #1 was inferior, you know what I mean!) Keep up the chops and allow me to toast you (ching) for another year of progress and style honing...keep at it, bro, always keep at it.

PS - I absolutely adore that last pic of tiki and doggie w/tongue - I'd love to use that as a reference for a painting if that's okay w/you and the pup?

Take care, keep posting when you can. Cheers! G


 
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Tiki Russ
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Joined: Feb 02, 2010
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From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-10-22 05:32 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone, I am really digging carving. Its a great outlet!

AlohaStation - I'm in Central FL, DeLand

TikiG - Paint away!! I'd love to see the painting when you're done. The Dog won't release her image rights without royalties though (she can be a real b$#@% sometimes)!


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-10-22 09:16 am   Permalink

Nice stuff bro, very cool.


the Florida contingent continues to grow.

Next stop - WORLD DOMINATION!!!!


 
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pennjones
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Joined: May 27, 2010
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From: Sarasota, FL
Posted: 2010-10-22 3:43 pm   Permalink

I love tiki #8 as well as a few others! All of your work is great!

 
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Tiki Russ
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Joined: Feb 02, 2010
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From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-10-27 09:28 am   Permalink

pjc5150 - I'm over in your neck of the woods every couple months. We should get together to talk chop.
pennjones - Thanks for the kind remarks. Number 8 was my favorite, wish I still had that one.

Here are some new pics of the one I've been working on. I'm a bit of a slow carver, but haven't used anything but my chisels so far.

A few new details in the face:



And some body work:





Still a lot to chop out of him, but he's getting there.

I could really use some suggestions on finishing. I am thinking a dark walnut poly for headdress, tongue, and crevices. Then clear for everything else. I've tried torching the deep spots for detail before but have never been too happy with the results.

Russ

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Tiki Russ
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From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-11-09 08:20 am   Permalink

Here are some update shots of the latest Tiki.



One more coat of spar and I think this ones done.

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Tiki Tack
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Posted: 2010-11-09 08:46 am   Permalink

OH WOW!!! I love this last one! I usually don't like any other color other than a natural stain but you really make this work. Kudos to you! Looks awesome!

*edit* Was so taken by the coloring that I forgot to mention the fingers and toes....LOVE IT!!!

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-11-10 07:20 am   Permalink

Nice carve and finish. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one using color!

 
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Tiki Russ
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Joined: Feb 02, 2010
Posts: 37
From: OK/FL
Posted: 2010-11-10 08:32 am   Permalink

I haven't used color since my first couple Tikis, but I think I'll be using it more often in the future.

TikiTack - Got to love the digits!
AlohaStation - Thanks, It was your 6' Skull Tiki that inspired me to use some color.

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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2010-11-10 3:39 pm   Permalink

Dayum!

This one works! Awesome design.

Very nice use of color.

What's on deck?




Mahalo!
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