Joined: Aug 11, 2007
From: Boca Raton, FLA
|Posted: 2007-11-09 04:34 am  Permalink|
First of all thanks to Alientiki for the original idea and inspiration for this carving. I really like the large mouth and the flames at the bottom. I plan a few other changes but another ALIEN !!!!! YIKES !!!!. The palm tree blank was a bit more fibrous than others I have worked with so the flames tips keep breaking off. I used sanding sealer frequently to keep them together while cutting them out.
Pamper yourself and get one of these bucket accessories with the castors. It makes tiki storage and carving a breeze (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or PH#(954) 429-0709).
I also downloded some pics of aliens to get the eyes right and some metal-flake blue for the brow and of course the eyes will be painted black. The flames will be painted too. CYA later with more pics. KEEP YOUR CHISELS SHARP AND YOUR BANDAIDS CLOSE. BUFFBAD .
Update:I wanted to make the mouth deeper but ran into a very fibrous center wood in the mouth so I had to make a small change from the original plan.
Next came painting with the assitance of the cat (Mr. T) and the bucket dolly.
Almost done !!. Just one coat of polyurthane so far and few final touches pending.
More pictures when I get a new roll of film. BUFFBAD
Here they are----- final pics by the pool.
CYA Later folks --- BUFFBAD
[ This Message was edited by: BUFFBAD 2009-01-29 19:32 ]
Joined: Jul 08, 2005
From: MAUI No Ka'oi
|Posted: 2007-11-09 12:07 pm  Permalink|
Cooool. Palm wood can be quite fibrous and I think some are unsuitable for carving. You seem to be doing a fine job dispite the obsticles. I cant wait to see it painted up.
Joined: Jun 04, 2006
From: Manitoba, Canada
|Posted: 2007-11-09 12:36 pm  Permalink|
lookin goood! cool new look for it. like it.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2007-11-10 07:58 am  Permalink|
NOT looking cool, in fact looking Very HOT! Now THAT's Cool
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2007-11-10 9:38 pm  Permalink|
Looking good buffbad, I really like the flames around the bottom.