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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-01-04 9:41 pm   Permalink

Nice score!

When I first saw it, I thought it was based on one of these:






It's not exactly like any of them, but not very different than any of them either.
That other one you got is pretty close to it too. HIP and Polyart had ones close to it too, but their's had teeth. Hard to tell if the changes were made because of the medium or becouse of the original source piece features.

Tough call! My final verdict: I have no idea...

Buzzy Out!







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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-01-05 03:07 am   Permalink

Sven knows lighting!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11090
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-05 10:14 am   Permalink

+ Sven knows TIKI = Sven knows Tiki Lighting

I was just saying that because the gravelly, organic texture and dark color of the Tiki literally seem to suck up light, there is no part that reflects, and so -at least in photographs- he comes across very contour-less. Top light would be best to create that brow shadow that works so well with Moais, but since he is not a Moai, and the the body tapers off away from the center from the bottom towards the tip, a light source at its feet might just do the trick, if rigging a spot on the ceiling is too difficult.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-01-05 2:15 pm   Permalink

$51! Good price!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260514079391&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I wonder what it would have gone for if it was local pickup in Los Angeles or the greater SF/Sacto areas?


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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:02 pm   Permalink

Boy-oh-boy, it sure is a buyer's market out there in Tiki land!

I bet the problem with this one was that most Missouri housewives would not have allowed this monster into their home. Lucky are those of us whose wives have been converted!


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-01-05 7:13 pm   Permalink

Good detective work, Buzzy! We were both surprised that it went for so little.

OTOH, BigBro is right; there are less than a handfull of us die-hard tiki fans in this part of the country. This is both a blessing and a curse. Tiki is pretty rare in these parts (the curse) but when it does turn up we can usually get a pretty good deal on it (the blessing)!


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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2010-01-06 2:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-05 18:02, bigbrotiki wrote:
I bet the problem with this one was that most Missouri housewives would not have allowed this monster into their home. Lucky are those of us whose wives have been converted!



Sven, that's no problem for me. Mrs 8FT sees eye to eye with me on this stuff (which is hard to do because she is much shorter than I am).

I do have an uplight for Boss Moss but I think as you mentioned a light from above shining down would help also. We had talked about it but it would take some rewiring and climbing back up to that rediculously high ceiling again. You're right about the light being sort of sucked up by the material of the tiki. Silverline is going to come back and take a proper photo at a later date. He's a pro you know.
His skill with a lens will show you how really cool it looks up close.

Buzzy old boy, now you know what I got for my Christmas present from the Mrs. I got her another vintage lamp. It's a table lamp that has 2 spun glass or plastic globes and is orange with a wood piece in the center...oh heck I'm doing a bad job describing it. I'll just add a pic later.
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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2010-01-10 2:20 pm   Permalink

Here's the lamp I got the Mrs. Looks like a late 60's early 70's goodie. Not quite as old as her gift for me (BossMoss). But we both prefer the vintage things you just don't find under other people trees on Christmas morning.


Now imagine my surprise when yesterday I look up at the tv just in time to see another tiki appear right in between the 2 big boys:


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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-01-10 2:40 pm   Permalink

That lamp is sweet! The Tiki in the middle is kinda ugly & whoever carved him made his mouth too big!

 
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