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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Trader's hut is finished !!
WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2011-11-13 09:18 am   Permalink

Uncle Trav,
It makes me so happy to see your progress. Wish I could get some actual work done on some structures.
Really looking forward to your work.
~kele


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-13 5:36 pm   Permalink

Thanks Kele. Here are some shots at my attempt at the skylights for the A-frame. I had to take a little artistic license with the framing for the glass. At this small of a scale I couldn't pull of an exact copy of the actual framing.




I used clear plastic sheets for the skylight. Roughed it up with some sandpaper on the front to give it a worn opaque look and the framing is very very thin pin stripping. Here is a shot of my layout for the framing. Thanks for taking a look.




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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2011-11-13 5:58 pm   Permalink

Wow, Trav! Those panels are awesome! You are a true artist in this craft.

-Tom


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-14 12:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tom. I'm no artist just a construction worker on another small project.


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-14 12:53 pm   Permalink

I like it! Gonna be awesome!

 
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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-14 2:12 pm   Permalink

This is a remarkable build! I love it!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-15 06:38 am   Permalink

Thanks guys. Here is a shot of my first attempt at the street side end of the A-frame. This would have to be shortened up a bit before I glue it up. Not sure how it will look though. This is the first time I have painted anything other than a house in twenty five years.



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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-17 05:20 am   Permalink

I think it is marvelous!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-11-17 10:15 am   Permalink

where's the LIKE button??

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-11-17 9:25 pm   Permalink

Eh uncle, dat's awesome brada!!
The detail work is amazing, great job on that pin striping..
Can't wait to see it finished.


 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2011-11-17 9:37 pm   Permalink

Awesome... wonderful... fantastic... (is there an internet equivalent to a standing ovation?)
~kele


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-11-18 05:27 am   Permalink

WOW !! Thank you very much everyone. I am glad you enjoy the build and progress pics. Here is another shot with the start of the wings off the sides of the A-frame. This part of the model is going to be tough to build because I have to hide all of the larger material that I use for strength in the interior. Thanks again for all of the kind words and comments.




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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2011-11-18 2:45 pm   Permalink

Wow - these are some seriously cool miniatures! and I'll be damned if your bbq skewers don't look JUST like bamboo! these are awesome!

I'm very glad you're having success with selling these on ebay, I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a marked for your miniatures outside our "diorama behind the tiki bar" frame of reference and into the worlds of model railroaders and miniature wargamers. I bet they'd sell very well at those conventions.

Great progress and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2011-11-18 5:49 pm   Permalink


Love this new one...heck they all look great! Love the skylights! Fun!


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-11-19 2:04 pm   Permalink

Trav, that's awesome! I love it.

 
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