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Mid-Century Tiki Architecture Kits for Model Train Sets!
Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2576
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-12-21 10:49 pm   Permalink

Okay, this seems like as good as a place as anywhere else to post this - Where are the Polynesian Palace replicas like they do for stadiums? Which one of you talented nerds is gonna take it to the next level?


Tiny Dodger Stadium - 6" x 5" x 3".

I want a tiny Mai-Kai, a tiny Kahiki and a tiny Waikikian or if they were restaurants in a hotel I want a Beverly Hilton with the Trader Vics entrance and a Dallas Sheraton! The list goes on and on - Canlis Honolulu and Seattle, a Don The Beachcomber UFO.... COME ON!

It's not impossible and they would be incredibly cool.

Gimme, Gimme!
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1542
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-12-21 11:10 pm   Permalink

...don't forget to establish a 'one to ten' system for skill level required to assemble the kits...the Tiki Ti kit could be the example of a 'one'
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-12-23 3:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-14 09:28, bigbrotiki wrote:


...and brought back with perfection by Germany's HaiKai:








Whoa this is amazing. Do you happen to know whats the size of this display?


 
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tikidon
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Joined: Oct 06, 2003
Posts: 34
From: portland OR
Posted: 2010-12-23 11:33 pm   Permalink

I have always wanted to do a Tiki bar diorama with a smoking volcano and the mid century Tiki bowling alley would be a perfect addition. I paint a lot of Murals in my job and I worked on the restoration of a 1939 Diorama of Mission Dolores in San Francisco in the 90's. It was originally at the 1939 Treasure island worlds fair and stored in a basement for many years. It had water damage and the rats had chewed up the Pomo Indian population. We re-made them with Super Sculpey and did a lot of tree and landscape repair. I had to bring Godzillia for a photo-op of course. The Diorama is now installed at the Mission Dolores and only has a few spider visitors now.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3379
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-12-24 01:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-23 15:31, leleliz wrote:
Whoa this is amazing. Do you happen to know whats the size of this display?



Liz, Kai had this in the art show at Hukilau 2008. I'm pretty sure it was at least if now wider then 3 feet and at least 2 foot or so high.

An incredibly detailed piece, inside and out.



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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11140
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-28 3:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-21 22:49, Bora Boris wrote:
I want a tiny Mai-Kai, a tiny Kahiki and a tiny Waikikian or if they were restaurants in a hotel I want a Beverly Hilton with the Trader Vics entrance and a Dallas Sheraton! The list goes on and on - Canlis Honolulu and Seattle, a Don The Beachcomber UFO.... COME ON!
It's not impossible and they would be incredibly cool.



In answer to the above, I just stumbled upon this thread :
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=33960&forum=18&start=15

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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-12-29 5:17 pm   Permalink

A tiny Mai-Kai:



Where little bitty rum barrels and little bitty mystery bowls await you...


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2576
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-12-29 5:28 pm   Permalink

Love it!

Thanks Rob!


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1316
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-07-30 11:24 pm   Permalink

Micromodels USA makes tiny paper models of various landmarks that you put together yourself. The original company started in England during the 1930's. They did release the Maori Assembly House and Maori War Canoe and they're planning on releasing the Maori Village in the future.
I haven't purchased these so I can't comment on how easy it is to put them together or what it involves.





From their website:
www.micromodelsusa.com

Today we are celebrating the Centennial of the Treaty of Waitangi!

We are just a tad bit late, though. The Treaty of Waitangi, between the United Kingdom and the Maori people was signed on February 6 1840, so the actual centennial was February 6 1940. (Hey that only makes us about 72 years late.) But here at MicromodelsUSA our un-official motto is “Better Late than Never!”)
At this point you are probably thinking we might have spent too much time inhaling fumes from our glue. But seriously this makes sense. In 1940 the Centennial was probably big news in the UK. As part of the celebrations in New Zealand many historical Mãori sites were restored or rebuilt. At the site of the Treaty signing two special creations were made to honor the occasion, a new Wharenui, ("meeting house”) and a Waka Taua (“War Canoe”).
To honor this occasion Geoffrey Heighway planned to release 3 Mãori Micromodels. He released one, The Maori War Canoe, and afterward he meant to release the next two; The Maori Meeting House and the Maori Village, but he ran out of time. So 71 years late, we have taken Geoffrey Heighway’s original unpublished sketches and photos of his working models, and while leaving them as authentic as possible, we have finished them and are happy to release the newest Micromodel, Set ARC 25, The Maori Meeting House, in addition we are re-releasing the Maori War Canoe (including the liner notes and the Beach).













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Nokala Rocky
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Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 80
From: Rochester
Posted: 2013-02-02 4:40 pm   Permalink

Does any one know if Mike Cozart has released his tiki kit yet? I too am a model railroader, but after looking at his blog, that kit would be super on it's own. I already have some ho scale palm trees!!
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Tabu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 137
From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2013-02-03 5:51 pm   Permalink

I just found this thread which is amazing since I was at a big model railway show this afternoon and had all kind of ideas for a tiki theme train set diorama. If I only had a bigger basement.

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-02-04 04:33 am   Permalink

If anyone wants to draw them up in Illustrator or CorelDraw, I can laser cut anything.
There was a guy at work that did a LOT of model railroading structures in his free time.
I wish I had the time to draw them up myself.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-02-04 04:33 am   Permalink

Also, that diorama is awesome.

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1542
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2014-07-09 1:53 pm   Permalink

What's the progress on this project? Anyone?

 
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