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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2006-06-26 11:22 pm   Permalink

Getting things going at the Drive In and thought I would post some pics for y'all

before shot of the marquee garden


Cleared out the old plants and brought in some nice soil to creat some "islands"



After with a few details to post later.


Now for the Easter Isle Garden

Cleared out some trees and dug some holes


Planted some tropical plants and dropped in a Moai or three.



The moais have been coated with a first coat of stucco . I'll post the final coat of black lava rock finish later.




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Tiki Pop
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Joined: Aug 29, 2005
Posts: 56
From: So Orange County, CA
Posted: 2006-06-26 11:30 pm   Permalink

Looking good, you should start a post on building those Giant moais.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-06-26 11:39 pm   Permalink

Moai good.

GROG like.

GROG look forward to seeing finished drive-in.

GROG

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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-06-27 10:23 am   Permalink

I would be interested in how you made those Moai. I made mine over the weeked seven feet, with 1/4 wire cloth and morter. I put in a lot of time in with the wire (more than nessisary) and the the mortar is also a long procress taking many hours. The problem is that it doesn't stick too great, so I have to lay it down, which I came up with.

I know Bosko does these and I thought a first it was his. You , Bosko and I like doing the same thing, its just that you two are known and making some money. I saw you in Chi-town, take care.
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2006-06-28 12:05 am   Permalink

I carved these guys up with a cheapy chainsaw from Lowes ($40) and a block of EPS foam. I just carved it out and finessed (sp?) it with a hand rasp. Coated them with FOAMTEK and finished it off with some colored stucco.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-28 03:56 am   Permalink

Typical, Excellent work from thechikitiki.

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-06-28 5:48 pm   Permalink

beautiful work, danny. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person. Those Moai are INSANE.

Is that your old Ford pu in the background?

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-edit- on closer inspection ('cause I'm an old truck nerd) that moai's in the bed of the pu! If it's your truck, I bet you got some great expressions from passing motorists!

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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2006-06-29 08:36 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben and Jim for the props. the truck is my 71 ford and yes, people were looking at us while transporting these through the LA traffic. Our funniest tiki transporting adventure was driving the 12 foot moai to Vegas at 100 mph with like 5 feet of moai sticking out the back. People were looking at us like we were from Mars. I like to see the kids reaction , they are the best.
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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2006-07-03 9:55 pm   Permalink




almost done


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2006-07-03 9:58 pm   Permalink

Hell yeah!!!

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 2006-07-03 10:10 pm   Permalink

oh! that's fantastic!

 
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tyger jymmy
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From: califorina
Posted: 2006-07-03 11:05 pm   Permalink

Very Kool .

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-07-03 11:28 pm   Permalink

Love the buried moai. Those look GREAT. You have a great eye for the fine details. Lookin' forward to the opening
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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-07-04 07:57 am   Permalink

Whoa! Land of the Giants!!!

SsweeetT Diablo! and that bit about the speeding moai through the desert:

Quote:
"funniest tiki transporting adventure was driving the 12 foot moai to Vegas at 100 mph with like 5 feet of moai sticking out the back."



Dang near wet my pants rolling on that one, brah!!! HoooHaaaa! That's some Hunter S. Thompson, 'Dr. Gonzo' imagery at it's finest!!!

Thanks for the pic's and what Class A craftsmanship you are creating for the Mission Drive-in...Class-Tiki!


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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2006-07-04 09:43 am   Permalink

TD,

Awesome stuff man! I wish we had things like that back East here. Oh well, I'll see you on Catikilina next month.

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