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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Diving into a new project
uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-03-13 10:39 am   Permalink

Thanks Mike. Here is the first attempt at the patina. I think it is looking ok.








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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-03-13 7:51 pm   Permalink

Lookin good sir

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-03-14 10:20 am   Permalink

Love your step by step experiment. Would like to try this once I get hold of a diving helmet.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-03-29 2:00 pm   Permalink

We'll work has been taking a toll on my fun time so progress has been slow on the diving helmet lamp. I was able to pick up a few items for the electrical wiring this weekend. I am going with a C-7 bulb and socket that should work out well. I will post some more progress photos soon. Thanks for taking a look!



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2016-03-29 2:27 pm   Permalink

Hey Trav, that patina turned out AWESOME!!!


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 24 days ago; 05:15 am   Permalink

So is this light done?

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 19 days ago; 3:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-10 05:15, tikiskip wrote:
So is this light done?


Unfortunately not yet. Now that the warmer weather is here work has picked up and so has yard work at the home ranch. I hope to have some free time soon to finish it up.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 3 days ago; 06:18 am   Permalink

Well the mini helmet pendant is still not done. Damn work has been getting in the way. The patina finish is about done now. I wanted to age the glass to give it a matching feel but was not sure how to proceed. I got some good advice from Tikiskip on how to archive this. I decided to go with hitting the glass with some 80 grit sandpaper and them some 220 grit. Next I will make a thinned down paint wash of a couple of different colors to add some grime in the scratches. Still a work in progress folks. Here are some before and after pics. I will post more after I add the paint wash. Thanks for taking a look.

















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danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 09:32 am   Permalink

It sure looks like you nailed it. Good job. Wendy

 
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