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New Junk from Down Under
SNIKI-STEVE
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From: SA, Australia
Posted: 2008-06-10 7:20 pm   Permalink

Been lurking a while and enjoying all the fantastic creations posted on this site. Certainly some amazing talent round this place.
I've been trying to carve for a while and really enjoying it.
Attached is some of my recent attempts. Also, made some casts of my pendants. this way i get to keep the originals and give away the casts.
Just thought i'd share.
criticisms encouraged.
Cheers -Steve









 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2008-06-11 11:22 am   Permalink

Welcome to TC and I would hardly call them junk! That is exceptional work for just starting out. Some very nice original designs and respectable detail for the size. I really like the last one. Are those skulls in it's eyes? What material do you make the molds from?
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Posted: 2008-06-11 1:30 pm   Permalink

Yes, Welcome to TC, If you want to get rid of all your junk, I'll send my address and I will dispose of it for you:)
Actually it is not all junk and it would be considered good stuff so keep up the good work.
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-06-11 2:02 pm   Permalink

G'day and welcome Sniki. Ex-Adelaide boy here, now firmly planted over the ditch. You've got some solid work there - nothing like starting your first post with a bang! It looks like you're not lacking in either talent or technical ability, so I expect we'll be seeing some good things in this thread down the track...
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-06-11 5:03 pm   Permalink

Welcome! nice tikis. I like the look on the red guys face
like he knows something?

Great pendants looks like your hooked.
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SNIKI-STEVE
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From: SA, Australia
Posted: 2008-06-11 6:09 pm   Permalink

Cheers for the encouragement - this really is a supportive place.
Im sure practice and more practice will improve my skills. & probably some better tools would help too, but heck Im having fun trying.
Tikilizard, the moulds I got my brother in law to do as he's a wiz with that sort of thing. Not sure what the goop is called that we pour into the moulds, but it's a two part plastic type of thing. It wasn't the kind of stuff you buy at a hardware store - he gets it from a chemical supplier. Ill see if I can get the ingredients/formula.
Yes that little red guy has a sinister smirk he laughs at my frustration from his perch in my shed.
Paipo, an Adelaidean really is a small world.
Thanks again everyone youve made me feel very welcome.
I will post some more as they come.


 
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mieko
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Posted: 2008-06-11 7:20 pm   Permalink

Great stuff! It's likely that the stuff you're using is the same resin that I've been using for some similar stuff, Bowana put up a great step by step on how to use it a little over a year ago.

I like the colors, do you use tint then add some paint when they're done? I really like how you really have different outlines for the pieces - that's something that I'm not too good at yet, but is on my list to start working on next.

Welcome to TC!!
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Posted: 2008-06-15 3:16 pm   Permalink

welcome to tc and keep up the good work .

 
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SNIKI-STEVE
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Posted: 2008-06-15 5:32 pm   Permalink

thanks Meiko - Yeah, we've tinted the casts but mostly the colour is done after. I just use a primer, detail with acrylic paints and then a few coats of polyurethane clear to protect them.

Here's another happy fellow i did over the weekend. He's more monster than tiki.




 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-06-16 01:05 am   Permalink

Kia ora Sniki - Dont know how I missed your intro, but Welcome to TC! Always good to have another from Down Under, they often miss the punchlines around here..

Good looking lollie-scramble of Tikis back there..

This one (and the light blue one in the first pic)..


..reminds me of a piece I made a while back:


Cuzzies from across the ditch..?




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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-16 01:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-16 01:05, Tamapoutini wrote:
Kia ora Sniki - Dont know how I missed your intro, but Welcome to TC! Always good to have another from Down Under, they often miss the punchlines around here..

Good looking lollie-scramble of Tikis back there..

This one (and the light blue one in the first pic)..


..reminds me of a piece I made a while back:


Cuzzies from across the ditch..?








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Gidday Sniki ,
Nice work there mate .
Is it heads only that you do , or full length figures as well ?

cheers ,
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-06-16 03:04 am   Permalink

Hey mate, always good to see more Aussies on here :D Im in Sydney, but my g/f has good mates down in Adelaide, she's actually flying down in a week or so. Where abouts in SA are ya? Might have to say gday next time I make the trip down :D

Very cool tikis mate, nice work :D Make sure you post the rest of the wooden tikis you posted in the introduction thread - love the skull holder :D

Another place you might wanna check out is ozrodders hot rod forum :D
http://www.ozrodders.com/board/index.php

EDIT: By the way, is that a funky old 50s table you're taking the pics on? The ones with the ribbed chrome edges and chrome hoop style legs :D
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SNIKI-STEVE
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From: SA, Australia
Posted: 2008-06-17 5:04 pm   Permalink

Hi Tama, yes i must give you credit for that one. I saw your design and i thought it was great. He was inspired by your design. Knowing i'd never get such fine detail as yourself, i simplified. Hope you like it Cuz.
Jock, i've tried full bodies, but i stink at it. The proportions always end up wrong. Guess i just need lots more practice.
Here's a larger fellow i tried a while ago.

Hewey, i'm in Adelaide - you heard of The Satellites? that's my band - please look us up when your in town. Skull holder posted again here.
50's table with chrome legs? - you betcha. Is there any other kind?

Here's another that will become a shifter knob



 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-06-17 7:24 pm   Permalink

I have a feeling this may be a futile question, but is there anything remotely tiki in Adelaide? Maybe a bar that makes a decent Mai Tai or a gallery or shop selling mugs or lowbrow art/ephemera? I'll be down visiting family on the South coast in October, but I'll be making a couple of trips into the city.

I was gonna ask about your table too - that 50s formica is pretty common here still. I saw a great set of table + 4 chairs at a garage sale here a while back for around a hundred bucks, and it was mint. We were very tempted...

PS looks to me like you don't have any trouble with proportion, that full-figure guy looks great!
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-06-17 9:13 pm   Permalink

Yeh mate, Ive heard of the satelites. They've got a good rep from what I hear. I'd definitely like to say gday next time Im down that way.

I agree, your full bodied work looks pretty good.
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