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Mid-Century Tiki Architecture Kits for Model Train Sets!
Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-12-15 9:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-15 20:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
... Are there any illustrations from the box or the instructions brochure?



Maybe Tikidon can provide better ones but in the meantime I found this:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/164576907iHALxj



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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-12-15 9:07 pm   Permalink

More here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49333775@N00/2895693981/







From The Shopping Sherpa blog:






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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-12-15 11:59 pm   Permalink

My goodness, will it ever end, the discovery of previously unknown objects of desire!

Thank you. I found the Tiki on this page:



On top of the shelf on the right:





 
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tikidon
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Posted: 2010-12-16 3:34 pm   Permalink

Great pictures! The hut roof was from a 1950's Marx jungle set. I received the Irwin set for Christmas in 1963( my parents were very progressive). I was five years old and remember the Tiki piece was my favorite in the set. I've been following the call of the Tiki ever since.

 
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tikidon
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Posted: 2010-12-16 4:12 pm   Permalink

Here is one more shot from the Sears catalog, and it was 1964 not 1963.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-12-16 7:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-16 15:34, tikidon wrote:
I received the Irwin set for Christmas in 1963( my parents were very progressive). I was five years old and remember the Tiki piece was my favorite in the set. I've been following the call of the Tiki ever since.



AND you have been a good keeper of your toys, I say!

- What better proof of how ubiquitous Tiki was in 1964 than having one included in a modernist doll house set!

Digging up my Preiser figures gave me an idea how to improve my favorite mini-miniature display
Voila! :



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-12-19 08:29 am   Permalink

The Disneyland Polynesian Hotel model included a monorail boarding platform that went with a full scale monorail kit.







(As seen on ebay)

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-12-19 08:55 am   Permalink

Ooh, nice, never saw the whole set, just got the building. It's a very simplistic snap-together kit. For the modelist's standard, not very detailed, there are not cut-out windows or doors, it's just a big block of plastic. So I embellished it a little...







...and put a light bulb in it, now it's a nice orange table light.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-12-19 09:11 am   Permalink

Here by the way is my gingerbread A-frame, on a shark-surrounded island, done with Naomi's help:



 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2010-12-19 4:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-19 08:29, Dustycajun wrote:
The Disneyland Polynesian Hotel model included a monorail boarding platform that went with a full scale monorail kit.


Sorry to nitpick, but that's actually the Disney World Polynesian Hotel. We've had a couple of the monorails for years now, from the first year they came out, and have had them circling our Christmas tree along with a train each year ever since. Sadly, not this year though. My kids are getting older and they didn't request it so we didn't do it. I'll do it next year though. If they won't be kids, I will.


 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2010-12-19 4:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-19 09:11, bigbrotiki wrote:
Here by the way is my gingerbread A-frame, on a shark-surrounded island, done with Naomi's help:




Sven, that is mahvelous!
~kele


 
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tikidon
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Posted: 2010-12-21 8:24 pm   Permalink

So cool and delicious!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2010-12-21 8:31 pm   Permalink

I've been scratch building tiki architecture for a couple years now... just did some holiday theme ones.

Just pulling ideas from my head, though a couple were from actual buildings.

Mostly hand carved from wood, but I've used some other materials for details.









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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-12-21 10:04 pm   Permalink

Ooooh, dat's nice: Dig the Polynesia! In fact, I dig the whole "Tiki Temple Collection" concept.

 
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Hinano_Paul
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Posted: 2010-12-21 10:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-21 20:31, Lake Surfer wrote:










And it looks awesome on top of our Rum cabinet!
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