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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-03 04:29 am   Permalink

I'm trying to wrap up my little voyage to the Marquesan style. Here are a few minis...still a couple in process.







and now the large one...this is the guy with the nails in his face,leg and chest so I'm scrubbing the mission before I have to scrap all of my tools. I've been wanting to do a series of Blue Tikis for some time now and this guy will be great to experiment on.



So, now it's time to change things up a bit with a visit to the style of some other island group. I just haven't figured out which group these fellows come from. Probably my imagination but I may be sailing into the forbidden waters of the Folk Art Islands.







 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-03 08:02 am   Permalink

Lil Marqs are way cool.
I love the color on blue dude.
And the island of your imagination must be one heck of a place,
good start on those 2.

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Cljha
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Posted: 2013-02-03 08:38 am   Permalink

Good job on the marquesan one.
Waiting to see more of your imagination trip
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-02-03 10:08 am   Permalink

Love you're mini marqs.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-02-03 10:09 am   Permalink

Love you're mini marqs.

 
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cy
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Posted: 2013-02-03 10:15 am   Permalink

Great new stuff amate, the blue tiki is moody and cool and I especially like the stone piece!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-04 05:34 am   Permalink

I appreciate all the encouragement. I've been struggling with motivation and that blue Marq was going to be one I would detail up a bit more. It was not to be so it's just another half-hearted attempt. Maybe I will find inspiration in those new ones. I chipped a large chunk out of the face of the first one being too aggressive with the chisel so now I'm improvising. Since they are purely fantasy, I may just call them the Lost Menehune of Matagorda Island. Maybe I can stir up some local interest.

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2013-02-04 05:46 am   Permalink

Amate, I'm proud to be one of maybe seven people on this site to think that "the Lost Menehune of Matagorda" is a hilarious title. I fished for speckled trout and redfish off Matagorda many times when I was a kid. Actually, I've always thought the Karankawas of that area sounded more Polynesian than Amerind in a lot of ways.

As always, thanks for sharing the great work.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-04 4:58 pm   Permalink

Glad you stopped by for a look G. Yes, I recall you mentioning that you grew up very near Matagorda Bay. I read that the Menehune left the Hawaiin Islands shortly after the arrival of the Polynesians. As one of the only two uninhabited barrier islands only accessable by boat, I thought what better place for the Menehune to go. Then there's the alliteration factor...Matagorda Island Menehunes sounds so much better that San Jose Island Menehunes. You gotta go with Matagorda.

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-02-05 3:28 pm   Permalink

those little Marqs are killer...

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-06 03:15 am   Permalink

Thanks Jeff, Trying to find something I can crank out that will be affordable. It's standing room only in here with the 5 and 6 footers.

 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2013-02-06 03:57 am   Permalink

Blue man's cool.
but
The last one is ma-cob.
In a good way.
Something cranial.
E.A.Poe or H.Potter.
Something living under the crawl space.
I like it.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-14 05:50 am   Permalink

Thanks Will. That entity in the crawl space can be a mixed blessing.

Here is an update of the Lost Menehune of Matagorda. Now it's down to the hard part...final sanding and finishing.




There is a surf break on Matagorda Peninsula called the Shell Banks. Not very consistent but can get good during the winter when all the planets are in alignment. Here's a link for photos from eariler this week if interested.

http://www.elrideintl.net/main/forumv4/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34710

I somehow manage to finish one up every now and again.







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Will carve
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Posted: 2013-02-15 05:03 am   Permalink

Those look good. Great progress on
the leg, hips, torso coming together.
I guess if you do em enough, you figure it all out.
They're still creepy.
I wouldn't want to run into them
in a dark ally.

BTW
Is the blue man that big or are those guys
that small?



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-15 5:51 pm   Permalink

2 new ones kick ars
The last one "baby's got back" rocks

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