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*Updates* Shipwreck Kelly & Tina's Backyard project.
TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-07-22 08:40 am   Permalink

That's a beautiful backyard setting! The surfboard bar looks awesome, nice work! We've got a "tiki-fication" project going on in our back yard as well, around a pool that was put in earlier this year. Where did you get the ringed "curtain" that's next to the paddle in that one photo? That's a neat way to create some separation without blocking the view.

 
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Kewlava
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Joined: May 21, 2007
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2009-06-10 2:15 pm   Permalink

I started a Moai that I scaled up from a picture of the one in front of Trader Vics Outrigger.
Here is the wood and metal skeleton-

Just waiting for the stucco...

And after the first coat-


I still have to finish the ears, and the back. Then an all-over finish coat!

Kelly

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mp
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-06-10 4:40 pm   Permalink

Awesome Moai! Beautiful backyard.

 
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Beach Bum Scott
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From: The Ranch in CO
Posted: 2009-06-10 4:51 pm   Permalink

Very nice!!! I like seeing what I wish I could do...

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-06-10 5:23 pm   Permalink

Great job Kewlava!
btw--where did you pick up those birds? They're cool and definitely look like the Enchanted Tiki Room birds.


 
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Kewlava
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2009-06-10 6:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks MP, Beachbum Scott, and Mr Pupu.
I just now finished the back and ears. I'll let it sit for a couple days before I add the faux stone paintjob. I'll post finished pix then.

The birds I created. The red parrot was a party store parrot that I added better eye and cheek areas to, as well as new tail feathers. The toucan was a halloween crow that I fashioned a bill for, and added colorful areas with fun fur, and new eyes.
The perches I made from split bamboo, twine and hotmelt glue. The inspiration came from someone else on this board who made some cool Tiki Room birds for his own pad and named them Sven and Olie!

Okay- Next day -
Today, I did the pigment coat, aged & finished it off. I will probably plant a vine to creep all over the short wall behind the Moai.



More updates to come!

Kelly
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Kewlava
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2009-06-11 8:40 pm   Permalink

Here it is torched up at nite!


Kelly
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-11 9:08 pm   Permalink

That is so kewl!

 
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tyger jymmy
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From: califorina
Posted: 2009-06-11 9:16 pm   Permalink

Very nice . just love it .

 
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Fugu
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From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2009-06-11 9:46 pm   Permalink

That moai turned out great! You did a really nice job on it.

 
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Wayfarer
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2009-06-11 11:37 pm   Permalink

It looks like you've had a lot of fun making that big maoi head, I can imagine it's awesome at night! Hide a speaker behind it playing the Hawaiian War Chant and it'd be perfect!

 
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Kewlava
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2009-06-12 10:04 am   Permalink

Thanks one and all!

It was a fun project, but my hands are a wreck from the metal mesh and the stucco.
I already have a sound system out on the lanai, the speakers are at each end of the house, and they're the small ones you see on restaurant patios and such. The amp and CD player I keep in a cabinet I built.
Here it is closed.......................................... And here is the hardware


I'd like to hide some radio controlled "rock speakers" out there though, but since I got the outdoor ones I have at goodwill for $10.00, I kinda spoiled myself.

I'll post more pics of the whole thing later- since the bar is no longer self-serve, but a service bar, and there have been many other changes including a 14" floatlight and tin signs.

Kelly

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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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Posted: 2009-06-13 3:12 pm   Permalink

Way to go, Kelly!

That Moai is FANTASTIC!

And that night shot with the torches is just soooooo koolamundo!!!


 
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gabemaita
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From: terra bella ,ca
Posted: 2009-08-13 9:17 pm   Permalink

that tucan is amazing , i cant believe that was ever a raven


 
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Kewlava
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2010-06-25 2:58 pm   Permalink

I spent a few hours and ripped this guy out of two, 2 1/2 foot palm logs pinned together with re-bar. He's a little over five feet tall. It's the first time I used an oscillating saw to carve bamboo. It works like chiseling, but there's no hammering!


I'll do more refining, and something with the bottom, but he's done enuf to show.

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