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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Diorama-o-rama
Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-09-27 3:21 pm   Permalink

Nice job. This model would be an excellent reference model for a painting! I definitely would'nt be too concerned about making it an exact copy of the Kahiki either. Let turn out the way it wants to turn out.

By the way, where can I get a copy of that phenomenal Kahiki pic you have?
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-27 4:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks Robb.
If you'd like I can scan the postcard and send you a copy if you want to PM me your e-mail.
(well now I see you have your address in the post)

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-28 09:56 am   Permalink

Did a little more this morning.




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savage sissy
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Posted: 2009-09-30 08:32 am   Permalink

Nice Uncle Trav. Glad to see you using a pencil again, been WAY to long. Needs a sign, do the sign, the sign, the sign!

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-09-30 11:43 am   Permalink

Thanks Sissy. Well I have never been to the famous Tiki TI but I have a small one at the house now. Just the front as of yet. Again not an exact copy but close I hope. Here are some shots with and without the flash. Thanks again. Damn you Tiki Ti now I'm getting thirsty!




Tool kit for this one was colored pencils, glue stick, ruler and scissors.


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bamboobeavis
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Posted: 2009-10-02 2:30 pm   Permalink

your miniatures are sweet trav.

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2009-10-02 9:25 pm   Permalink

Fun! I love those! You should make one of the Xmas villages - Tiki Style! Maybe MCM (ala Edward Scissorhands-esque?). I know exactly what being unemployed does to the mind! Going on 7 months now and boy have I turned out the arts & crafts! LOL

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-02-10 2:55 pm   Permalink

Had a snow day today so I thought I would try to thatch the roof of the paper hut from the first page of my post. I used heavy paper stock stained with amber shellac and scissors. My first try at mini thatch.



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-02-10 4:36 pm   Permalink

Glad to see you back at it Trav Looks good.

 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2010-02-10 5:57 pm   Permalink

The neat thing about your mini Tiki-Ti is that it's almost as big as the real one.

I'm serious.


 
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skootiki
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Posted: 2010-02-10 6:46 pm   Permalink

Uncle Trav, I missed this thread before..........WOW........That is really a great hut. Very creative and fun.

 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2010-02-11 03:52 am   Permalink

The thatch looks perfect! I love these little creations of yours. Please keep at it.
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2010-02-11 06:22 am   Permalink

Those are really turning out nice! I've always been a big fan of miniatures and dioramas. Probably started with my train set and mini village in my basement when I was a kid. Walt Disney was of course a huge fan of miniatures, which led to his backyard train and so many other things. I could just stand for hours looking at the Disney Imagineer architectural models on display at WDW.

Now, for your final exam, can you make THIS famous roof?



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2010-02-11 07:25 am   Permalink

Hey trav great job!

Heres a tip for you.
If you seal the cardboard first then shellac
it will go on more even.
Just smear elmers glue all over item with an even
coat of glue.
Let dry then shellac.
You can do this over your artwork even.
BUT if the pens you use are not waterproof then
you need to first seal with spray on clear coat then glue then shellac.
Try a test first on other paper.
But I think Tiki Ti would look great done this way.


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-02-11 2:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all of the kind words everyone. Just started as something to pass the time. Skip I'll have to give your suggestion a try. and Rob I'm working on that roof line.....still. I'll let you know what I come up with. Thanks again.
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