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Looking for someone to carve a large, light foam or fiberglass Tiki
tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-24 2:45 pm   Permalink

Hey all

I was hoping to track down someone in here who can carve a few large tikis for stage props for the Tikiyaki Orchestra either out of foam or fiberglass, or some other light substance.

If any of you talented carvers in here do this please PM me.

mahalo



 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2008-07-24 3:52 pm   Permalink

Cool, How 'bout a massive one behind the drummer, Like Blue Oyster Cult did with Godzilla!
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-07-24 4:34 pm   Permalink

Actually....We were thinking like about 18" tall, Like STONEHENGE...



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-07-24 5:22 pm   Permalink

COOL, 18" isn't too tall, did you mean 18 feet? That would be quite a job even in foam. I believe there are a couple companies in Broward county who specialize in that size piece and are set up to do it right.
I can't recall any names but check the local Yellow pages..
Now if it's 18 inches you want, I'm sure there are several local tikinuts who can do that for you.
Also check with wplugger here on TC as he has done some pretty Big foam tikis around!
Lookin' forward to a Weeki Wachee weekend!

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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-07-24 5:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-24 17:22, Benzart wrote:
COOL, 18" isn't too tall, did you mean 18 feet? That would be quite a job even in foam. I believe there are a couple companies in Broward county who specialize in that size piece and are set up to do it right.
I can't recall any names but check the local Yellow pages..
Now if it's 18 inches you want, I'm sure there are several local tikinuts who can do that for you.
Also check with wplugger here on TC as he has done some pretty Big foam tikis around!
Lookin' forward to a Weeki Wachee weekend!





That was actually a Spinal Tap joke.

Really what I want is 2 4' tikis in the image of our mug.






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hewey
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Posted: 2008-07-24 8:37 pm   Permalink

There was someone on here doing just that, foam carved tikis for one off rental (party props) or purchasing. And you reckon I can find the thread? of course not! They looked pretty good too!

Also look at how much they're going to be lugged around to different gigs. If they're going to do a lot of travelling, it may pay to get 'glassed ones, they'll be pricier, but a lot more durable
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OceaOtica
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Posted: 2008-07-24 8:56 pm   Permalink

Hey Tikiyaki,
pm'ed you


 
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Rob Roy
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Posted: 2008-07-24 10:26 pm   Permalink

I've done them but I'm having problems sourcing large chunks of the right foam.

 
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mieko
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Posted: 2008-07-25 01:05 am   Permalink

I rented some foam tikis from a place once that got them sprayed with that Rhino lining stuff they use for truck beds - it gave the pieces a really tough, sturdy finish.
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blindy the pirate
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Posted: 2008-07-25 08:40 am   Permalink

For Benzart:

Ian Faith: Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.
David St. Hubbins: But you're not as confused as him are you. I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel.





 
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ahvyna
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Posted: 2008-07-25 09:20 am   Permalink

Curious- what IS the best type of foam for a project like that?

 
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2008-07-25 09:55 am   Permalink

Marcus Pizzuti.

He made this 5 footer for me out of foam. Great texture job.

I know he has made tikis for Tiki Farm as well.





 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-25 10:38 am   Permalink

That's the idea !

How do I get a hold of this guy ?


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-07-25 11:02 am   Permalink

i've also done this quite a few times. i just used simple architectural foam blocks. a 4' x 4' x 8' block will run a few hundred. you could get 4 tikis from it. the guy i buy foam from sells cylinders as well. a 2' one makes nice tikis. you can get them rhino coated to make them last almost forever. then do a nice faux finish.

you probably know some hack artist that slaps skins that could paint.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2008-07-25 11:19 am   Permalink

..wayne coombs of mai tiki can make those foam tikis for you or contact the folks at barefoot hawaiian/tiki terrace..they make all their tikis from foam and/or fiberglass for their traveling dance troup stage show and for the interior of tiki terrace....

 
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