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Palama Tiki's Full-Body Moai
Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
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From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-06 06:09 am   Permalink

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! Here's my latest Moai carved from AAC. He stands 3' 8" tall.



Here he is unpainted...









and then with his pukao headdress painted the color of red scoria like the originals, and a dark gray basalt ahu.





I took some liberties with the body style: although the Rapa Nui originals have man-breasts and pot-bellies, as an endurance athlete, I couldn't bring myself to carve a flabby Moai, so I buffed him up abit. I also stylized the arms and hands crossing the lower belly.









 
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turbosickboy
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
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Posted: 2005-09-06 06:23 am   Permalink

great work!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-09-06 06:49 am   Permalink

Man Palama, considering we took up the AAC at the same time you really showing me up! These things are gorgeous. Love to see one with the whole body/head done in the grey finish with the red headrest. Awesome work dude. You must have a moai forest happenin now
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 07:12 am   Permalink

Thanks turbosickboy!

Hewey, thanks for the props. just remember, all i do is carve; you carve, paint, and draw...!


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-06 09:14 am   Permalink

Nice one palama, I love the body. You sanded the hell out of him too,, so much I bet he sings in the church choir. Nice paint job too!
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 10:19 am   Permalink

Thanks Benz... I appreciate it! yep, alot of sanding went into that guy.

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-06 12:20 pm   Permalink

Dang that's nice....and you said man breasts! Dude, now you have to carve an AAC tiki with man breasts!

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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-09-06 12:41 pm   Permalink

That's beautiful, Palama. You have really come a long way with the Moai. This one is perfect, really...
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-09-06 1:39 pm   Permalink

GMAN, i KNEW i shouldn't have said 'man-breasts'! thanks, bro.

A-A: thank you... i don't know about the perfect part, but i'm trying! thanks for all the inspiration!


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-09-06 2:35 pm   Permalink

PT - A very fine piece indeed!


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SwampCreature
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Posted: 2005-09-06 4:10 pm   Permalink

Please pardon my ignorance, but what is AAC?

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-09-06 5:02 pm   Permalink

swampy- links about AAC
Everything you always wanted to know about Aerated Concrete Blocks (AAC) for tiki carving:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10055&forum=7&hilite=aac

AAC Carving Post:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=16053&forum=7&hilite=aac

Palama - that is one seriously awesome moai! Very well done. I gotta give that AAC a go one of these days.
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2005-09-06 5:05 pm   Permalink

Really nice moai, you've got some great carving skills there!


 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-09-06 5:31 pm   Permalink

Cool! He looks so smug, like a true island god should.

 
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Palama Tiki
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From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-07 05:53 am   Permalink

Sam: thanks, my friend. I hope you are doing OK.

Polynesiac: thanks for the props and providing the links.. i'd love to see what you can do with the AAC!

Tikiwahine, I appreciate the kind words.

Fink, thanks...! where have you been?


 
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