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Suicide Tiki
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From: Chino
Posted: 2011-04-27 1:37 pm   Permalink

Been working on getting some of my trinkets back into place... here are a few pix of how the room is starting to come back together.

With a little light in the room...



Here is one without daylight... I think I need to light up the shelving or add some light to the left side of the room... but I love how this is coming together....



Pals,

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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-04-28 11:50 pm   Permalink

Wow! Great stuff!

I have been thinking about a non-invasive way of lighting up your Kyu's eyes. Possible suggestions (they may turn out looking lame, but you never know):

Red reflector strips (the sort you can buy at bicycle shops) - cut them to shape and stick them over the eyes

or

Phosphorescent paint (you may want to put tape on first and then paint on that so you don't damage the statue)

CN


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Suicide Tiki
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From: Chino
Posted: 2011-04-29 12:12 am   Permalink

The eyes did light up at one time. But they are are like crappy Xmas lights and run off of 2 AA batteries. One of the lights burned out. I'm still thinking about cutting into the back of it at around the neck level and then install a hinge on the piece I take out at the top. I'll super glue a popcicle stick on the inside so the piece does not go in and gravity should keep it closed. At least in theory it should. Anyone know where to buy LED light strips cheep?

Pals,
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Suicide Tiki
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From: Chino
Posted: 2011-04-30 8:28 pm   Permalink

Worked a little bit on the Lava Lounge today. I put the shelf back up on the wall and made a pair of lamps out of a couple of glittery green skull planters I picked up for next to nothing after Halloween. I am going to put so frosted plexiglass on them and make them tables will will light whatever is put on them. But below is the progress I made on them thus far. As always any comments or suggestions appreciated.

Here is the final look of the left side cabinets I modified. The cabinet with the mask ca be used for storage and can double as a speaker cabinet.



Close up of the mask after it was mounted to cabinet door.



Got the shelf hung back on the wall. Next up to hide the electrical.



Lighted view of the shelf.



Wide lighted shot of the left side of the room... just to show you all the detail that does not show up with the room is properly bathed in red light!



Then modified this light to fit inside a pair ceramic skull planters I picked up.




Carefully drilled holes in the bottom of the ceramic skulls to accommodate the electrical cord. One false move with the drill and these bad boys were going to be trashed.



This is a "BEFORE" photo of the skull before they were modified to be lighted.



Here is the final outcome. I am going to put frosted plexi glass on top of these to make them lighted display tables. But this is how far I got today.



That brings you up to speed on the latest progress on my little slice of paradise.

Pals,
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Trader Mitch
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Joined: Mar 16, 2011
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From: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posted: 2011-05-27 8:18 pm   Permalink

Wow! I absolutely love your paint job! That is awesome. Now I'm feelin' the HEAT!
Quick, I need a drink to cool down!


 
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Vince Martini
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From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
Posted: 2011-05-28 09:39 am   Permalink

Suicide, the Lava Lounge is uber swanky! I totally dig it! Hey, can you fix me a jet pilot, please? Mahalo!!!

 
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Suicide Tiki
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From: Chino
Posted: 2011-06-18 04:20 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words my friends.

Pals,
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Suicide Tiki
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From: Chino
Posted: 2013-12-08 7:35 pm   Permalink

Its been a while since I was on this site so I thought I would post some update pix to the Lava Lounge....





As you know a tiki bar never really is complete so every now and then I come across something else that belongs in my little bar. Anyway heres the update.

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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
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From: East TN
Posted: 2013-12-09 08:11 am   Permalink

Really nice space you've got there!!
I can't emphasize enough how much I like the Disney drummer. That would be top three on my tiki wish list.
I also really dig the red walls.

Cheers and aloha!


 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2013-12-09 4:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-08 19:35, Suicide Tiki wrote:


As you know a tiki bar never really is complete so every now and then I come across something else that belongs in my little bar. Anyway heres the update.

[ This Message was edited by: Suicide Tiki 2013-12-08 19:40 ]



Im envious of your Trader Sams menus.
Ive been wanting to get a Trader Sams menu for my collection at home for some time now.
Is Disney selling them? Is it through Deliverears or a catalog of some type?

Nice Bar.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-12-09 4:15 pm   Permalink

WOWZA!!!!

 
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tikirancher
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2014-01-16 1:23 pm   Permalink

Hey dude, where did you get your 6 ft tall Tiki God of Money? I bought two of them a few years ago. I was told they were from a defunct Las Vegas resort? I sold one and kept one - thank god - chicks seem to like it!Check out my shack at www.tikirancher.blogspot.com
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