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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Trader's hut is finished !!
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-14 10:23 pm   Permalink

Looking good Uncle



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-03-15 05:56 am   Permalink

Mini chopsaw? Cool! Progressing nicely Trav

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-15 07:06 am   Permalink

Thanks for all of the nice words everyone. It honestly means a lot. I'm putting a bunch of detail into this hut so again I'm trying some new ideas out. The mini chop saw is available from a company called Micro Marc that caters to miniature builders and has a great website. Thanks again.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-17 5:01 pm   Permalink

I was able to get a bit more done. Shellacking and more thatch.







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Posted: 2013-03-17 6:19 pm   Permalink

Uncle Trav,
aMAzing!
~kele


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-03-17 7:10 pm   Permalink

Love it, Trav!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-18 07:37 am   Permalink

Thanks guys. Here is how the main body of the hut starts. That's heavy card stock. Now the fun starts with a bunch of head scratching to come up with a good design for the body. Thanks.

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-19 06:53 am   Permalink

Another long wait for the glue to dry. I am making the body of this hut stronger than usual to support the weight of the new wood roof. The body of the hut is still mainly card stock but the interior will have a wood frame. The new mini chop saw works like a dream. I used a mini hand saw in the past but that thing made my hands ache after a while. Thanks for stopping by.



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-03-19 07:49 am   Permalink

Really coming together Trav, that roof is looking primo!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-03-19 09:26 am   Permalink

Love love love the photos and this building. Wendy

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-19 7:03 pm   Permalink

Killer

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-20 1:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement guys. Added a couple of bamboo ridge poles and a bamboo detail to close off the gable end. Real bamboo skewers hand detailed to look the the big stuff.



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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-20 3:02 pm   Permalink

That second photo should be flipped ninety degrees. The dimensions are all equal, the pic makes it look strange.
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-03-20 5:22 pm   Permalink

Wow, it looks great!

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2013-03-22 2:56 pm   Permalink

A bit more done. The ol' trader is a ways away from moving in though. Still a ton of detailing to do to this little hut. Just a sneak peek for now. Thanks

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