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My first attempt - constructive criticism wanted
Tikibus
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Maryland
Posted: 2004-09-08 4:42 pm   Permalink

First of all...I am a forum newbie. Second...I did not come to TC with thoughts of carving.
Third...I am totally inspired by the TC vets and more so by the first attempters that proudly displayed their first here on the forum.

So I decided to give it a try. I am decorating the interior of my VW camper with a tiki theme. Here is my personal contribution to accompany the carvings I have purchased. Let me know what you think cause I really enjoyed making this. Thanks







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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
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From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2004-09-08 4:45 pm   Permalink

if that's a first, you need to keep going! that is great looking for a first.

 
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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2004-09-08 4:50 pm   Permalink

nice! got any pics of yr van's interior?

 
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SON OF MOTHRA
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
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Posted: 2004-09-08 5:19 pm   Permalink

Man, you kick ass if that's your first attempt. Great work. I'd love to see some pics of the bus.

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2004-09-08 5:21 pm   Permalink

WOW, I wish my first turned out that good. How large is it? Wheres it going on the bus? What year is the bus? Please show us more.

 
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Hehena Haole
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Joined: Sep 06, 2004
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From: Jacksonville, Florida
Posted: 2004-09-08 5:27 pm   Permalink

Man, if thats your first attempt, Im truly inspired. Excellent job. Im very impressed.
Gotta see the pics of the bus now.

I know I will be trying some carving for certain.


 
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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-09-08 5:59 pm   Permalink

I love it! What year/model is your VW? I had a '76 lime green automatic popup camper for a few years, I'd love to replace it with simular somedayand Tiki it up.

 
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Tikibus
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From: Maryland
Posted: 2004-09-08 6:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the responses. It means alot. The tiki is a tad smaller than a foot ball. The peice of wood was obtained from an old shop project that was never completed. It was already in that oval shape. The face design was something that I just sketched on the wood (any resemblence to other artist's designs is purely unitentional). I also did not use a single chisel, it was completely done with a dremel tool and some different bits. Oh yeah a little elbow grease in the sanding process.

Funny there is as much interest the VW camper. I'll post a link to the some camper pics soon. Oh yeah...its a 78 Champagne Edition with a pop up and full camper interior.

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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2004-09-08 6:50 pm   Permalink

Looks like the 20th, not the first.

Some feedbacks, definitely not criticism, would be to make the teeth size more balanced.

What does the symbol on the forehead represent?


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-09-08 7:04 pm   Permalink

Quit your day job.

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-09-08 7:23 pm   Permalink

looks like a tiki madball with a little beastie boy influence.

awesome first carving...don't stop there - keep 'em coming!!!
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Tikibus
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Maryland
Posted: 2004-09-08 8:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback. Christiki - I agree about the teeth. They are a little large and out of balance ,however, I'm happy with the way they turned out in form. The forehead was empty and I was going to do a pineapple like many tikis I have seen. But the space seemed a little small. Since the tiki is for my VW, I figured I would try a VW logo. Not traditional but a little whimsical. I guess he is the VW tiki warding off the gremlins that like to creep into those old air cooled engines.

I can't wait to start on another larger tiki!


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2004-09-08 9:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

[i]On 2004-09-08 20:05, Tikibus wrote:

Since the tiki is for my VW, I figured I would try a VW logo.



I like the idea, mana to protect your ride on the road.


 
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Chongo
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Joined: Aug 21, 2004
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From: The Great Northwest
Posted: 2004-09-08 10:12 pm   Permalink

Hideous.

Being the first is not an excuse, it's merely a warning.


 
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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2004-09-08 10:23 pm   Permalink



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