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My third tiki! and first Moai!
VespaVago
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Joined: Aug 06, 2004
Posts: 9
Posted: 2004-08-09 5:57 pm   Permalink

Moai? Maoi? hmmm. Well, just wrapped up working on my third carving using floral foam and a dremel. Im really liking this medium for honing my carving chops and Im ready to tackle a wood guy next. Im so glad that my plaster technique worked for my last one, now I need to track some more down on this forsaken rock I call home. Today a friend of mine told me he lives in a canal based subdivison called "Tiki Island". I thought that was pretty sweet. The gay club down here is called the "Kon - Tiki". Go figure. LOL.

Working on him...


Done...


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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2004-08-09 6:36 pm   Permalink

very well done, looks great, you are really getting the hang of it. your progress is impressive, each one is so much better then the next. can't wait to see what you do next.

 
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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 489
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-08-09 7:06 pm   Permalink

Nice Moai, love the chin. Love the creative medium also. I think you'd like Basswood. I miss my 150 cc 1966 light blue Vespa more than words.

 
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VespaVago
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Posted: 2004-08-09 8:06 pm   Permalink

Thanks alot for the kind words Octane! I have seen your stuff posted on here before and its very impressive. And McDougall, do you remember what model Vespa you had?! I fell in love with the look of vintage vespas around 5 years ago and have since restored over 6 vintage bikes including 2 lambrettas. Lemme tell you, its the only way to travel nowadays. Cheap, Fast, and cool as shit to boot.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-08-09 8:50 pm   Permalink

Super well done, Man,you're climbing the ladder by leaps and bounds. Keep up the good work.
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-08-09 10:43 pm   Permalink

Vespa,

I must agree with Benzart. If your second was 100% better than the first, this one is 300% better than the second. I really just got my feet wet carving, and it's really cool to see someone else's transition into the arena.

If you should decide to start working with wood, you should definitely think about getting a Dremel set if your hobby $$$ allow (check out the flexshaft kit).

Keep it up!
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-08-10 05:46 am   Permalink

My favorite Moai yet. Like the style alot.

 
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VespaVago
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Posted: 2004-08-10 06:55 am   Permalink

Oh man, I feel the love. Thanks so much for the encouragement, guys!

 
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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
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Posted: 2004-08-10 07:21 am   Permalink

Yes, That really is cool. Who would have ever thought that something so cool was hiding inside of those boring floral "bricks"? Great work! Now the hard part will be keeping people from pushing their fingertips into it!

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VespaVago
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Posted: 2004-08-10 07:29 am   Permalink

LOL, the hard part is keep myself from pushing my fingertips in it! LOL. Im a compulsive bubble wrap popper, nail biter and foam squeezer. Maybe I should try wood next time... hehehehe.

 
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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-08-10 7:01 pm   Permalink

It was a Vespa 150, as far as I know it had no other model name but looked just like the "super 150" I have seen.

 
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BARNETT
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
Posts: 82
From: SanAntonio, Tx.
Posted: 2004-08-12 12:59 am   Permalink

Very nice! It's amazing how fast you're work is improving!! I dig the forehead on this one. Is there a way to coat it so that it's durable? Like some sort of resin or fiberglass? I know melting is a concern, but it seems like there should be something that could be used to harden it. Or not...
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2004-08-14 8:49 pm   Permalink

beautiful

 
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