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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Trader's hut is finished !!
uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-16 1:02 pm   Permalink

Well I think being laid off from work is starting to effect me. I never intended to make a paper hut. I sat down the other morning and looked through my well used copy of The Book Of Tiki and wondered if I could make a Polynesian type roof line out of paper. Not the type of thing one usually thinks about but boring times call for boring measures. I used heavy card stock and cut out the roof line and after that I made the body and so on. It is not made to be any certain style or even be super detailed just kinda stylized. I just brushed the whole thing with the tiki handyman's secret weapon amber shellac. About 7 1/2" tall and about the same long. Diorama size I guess. I still have to even out the color but it looks ok sitting on the bar. Just thought I'd throw it out there as a first attempt at this type of thing for folks to see. Thanks.

Here's how it started. Sorry for the exotic setting of my stove top for background but the light was good.










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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-09-16 1:10 pm   Permalink

Pretty freakin cool, uncle trav

Could this be your true calling? Architectural models of potential tiki temples?

This little model speaks volumes to me..inspires me to try a model sometime..Thanks for the post
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Lorilei
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Posted: 2009-09-16 1:21 pm   Permalink

LOL, this is Frickin' Cool! You did an awesome job, especially on a first attempt. I admire your architectural skills,I probably would have cut a finger off, or glued them together or something!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-09-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

Well thought out and well executed. Love the rafter and the bamboo accents

 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2009-09-16 4:16 pm   Permalink

Great start! I think you're on to something. What will the future hold for the evolution of this laid-off, energy-consuming craft? Thatch roofs, removable tops, fully detailed interiors? Build your own "tiki archeology" kits? I think the sky's the limit. Keep going!

Well... maybe you can start by adding a floor?

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-16 4:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys. I guess the floor would be a good next step. The bamboo is made from bar-b-q skewers. I made the segments in the bamboo with a pair of micro wire cutters and then dipped them in the shellac. The legs are made from cut up pencils with the paint scraped of and then shellacked. Gotta use whats around. Elmer's glue all the way. Like I said I never intended to get this far but I'm glad you like it. Thanks again.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-09-16 5:00 pm   Permalink


I thought that was real bamboo! Excellent!


 
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mp
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Posted: 2009-09-16 6:17 pm   Permalink

Beautiful! I want one x-large with a hammock inside.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-17 04:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-16 18:17, mp wrote:
Beautiful! I want one x-large with a hammock inside.



Thanks mp. I think I'll stick to the smaller huts as the building materials are a little more in my budget. I'll try my hand at making a floor for the hut today and see how it comes out.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-17 07:07 am   Permalink

The new floor is installed. Gave it a rough plank look. Well I hope it kinda looks that way. More slapped on shellac for the floor. Kind of a weathered look. Here are some pics with the floor in.




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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-09-17 07:13 am   Permalink

There ya' go!

 
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bamboobeavis
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Posted: 2009-09-23 2:14 pm   Permalink

When you told me about this on the phone I sure didn't have in mind what you really made, but let me tell you buddy, that is awesome. The detail is right on. I also like how you took pictures with the hut next to the jigger.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-09-23 5:28 pm   Permalink

That's sweeter than Tupelo Honey!

 
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Posted: 2009-09-27 11:54 am   Permalink

Ha, very nice!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-27 2:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I'm glad to see you enjoy the hut. Here is another out of the blue attempt. A very small Kahiki I started today for no good reason. This thing is small. I'm not sure how much detail I'll be able to get when I'm done but it's all for fun anyway. Not meant to be an exact replica just something to have fun with. Thanks again.





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