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Papier-mâché Enchanted Tiki Room Drummer Gods, Ngendei, Hina-Kaluua and Maui
Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2014-03-03 9:39 pm   Permalink

Once he was dry I worked him over with a sanding block. That turned up a few areas that were too thin, so I added another layer in places, and then back into the oven to dry overnight. Sanded him again, and called it good:



Base color is burnt umber again:



And then some wood grain. My wife said he looked like he was wearing pin-stripes. The real Ngendei has quite distinct (and regular) cracks, so I did those initially and will come back later and add lighter cracks, if necessary.



Then I started on the colors for his body, which went pretty quickly:



ETRphiles may note that I'm going for a classic color scheme - the real Ngendei is sporting a blueish paint job at the moment, but we thought he'd be a better match for Pele this way.

Next up - the swirly Earth, and then a weathering pass.


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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-03-04 12:33 am   Permalink

Hey JB, Really enjoying this thread. You’re proving to be quite the craftsperson. See if you can use this tip; If your piece is still wet when you call it a night, set it atop the water heater ( mine is in an enclosed space inside the house). Almost certainly dry in the A M.
Keep churning out that goodlooking stuff!
Cheers


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2014-03-06 3:10 pm   Permalink

JB,Every piece that I have made is kept indoors.I still use a “finish” on them. Gives em the look of ceramic (glossy) and they are much easier to dust/clean. Also comes in a “matte” finish which I have not used. At most craft stores.
Cheers



 
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Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2014-03-06 6:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks nui! I have something similar which I used on the Drummer to seal him.

Here's the base painted and a little more wood grain added:



I have him weathered but need to touch it up a bit and put on the finish.


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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2014-03-06 7:43 pm   Permalink

These are neat!! Nice jorb.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2014-03-06 10:17 pm   Permalink

Your choice of colors really sets off your art!
Keep posting.


 
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Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2014-03-08 2:01 pm   Permalink

Done!



And here he is with a friend:




I am Pele, goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Some say I torment poor Ngendei the Earth-balancer, for when my violent temper rises, the Earth trembles at its foundation.

Legends say I'm balancing the Earth. But sad to say I'm just hanging on!

I'm the one who's really sad, for when I smile it comes out mad!


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-03-09 08:52 am   Permalink

GREAT job!!
I like the way you aged the paint job at the end.


 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-03-09 09:05 am   Permalink

Really great!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!


 
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cy
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Posted: 2014-03-10 08:08 am   Permalink

Very nice JB.

 
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Trader Gino
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Posted: 2014-03-10 2:48 pm   Permalink

I agree! Very nice! Keep it up

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2014-03-11 4:52 pm   Permalink

Very cool work, Josh! I love it.

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Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2014-03-22 5:12 pm   Permalink

Another build...

This one got started because I was stuck inside on a gorgeous day while the kids napped, and another box had arrived. I started with a skeleton rather than than stacked layers:



Which covered nicely:



And skipping over the painting/weathering steps...



Uh, yes, so far he's just a head on a convenient stand. His drum is in progress, but I want to scale the body to fit the space rather than be exactly the same dimensions as the ETR originals.

BTW, do these guys have names? I casually refer to the ones like ErichTroudt built over in http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34289&forum=5&vpost=710941 as "the witchdoctor" and these as "the bird".


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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2014-03-22 9:02 pm   Permalink

Good job man.

I know you said you were going smaller, but if you need any help with the sizes on his body or drum let me know..the one I built is really close to true scale.

If they have names, I've never seen it... I always just called them the middle drummer...(creative, I know)...

I'm waiting for you to do the tangaroa tree next... complete with "new life forms"...lol





 
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TikiHula
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Posted: 2014-03-24 3:18 pm   Permalink

So good! I'm gonna have to try making these someday. Thanks for sharing.

 
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