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Finally got a turtle for my tiki bar!
laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-08-09 1:38 pm   Permalink

Eat your heart out TwoWheelin,







OK so it's not a real turtle but it is real Witco and is a killer foot rest! Not a bad find (ebay) for 10.50!


 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2166
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-08-09 1:51 pm   Permalink

Seriously, the queen of Witco. I'm still working on finding my first piece. Maybe you could hook me up on your next find considering that you're probably working on doubles by now.

Sweet turtle, and no one was harmed for your foot resting enjoyment.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5808
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-08-10 8:17 pm   Permalink

Her's a witco jackpot.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2549563250&category=1221

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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-08-10 11:31 pm   Permalink

dam u Laney!

 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
Posts: 712
From: santa monica
Posted: 2003-08-11 12:16 am   Permalink

BEE-YATCH!!!.very cool,I would have got it just to irk the masses!.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1279
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-04-30 08:06 am   Permalink

Target has polyresin tortoise shell wall hangings. I'm sure some of the very talented artists on here could make it look more natural. They're about $40 in the stores and they aren't sold online.
www.target.com/p/nate-berkus-green-tortoise-shell/-/A-14138228#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=nate+berkus+tortise

Dimensions: 4.1 " H x 15.0 " W x 19.0 " D


In person this looks more yellow/brown.









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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-30 08:13 am   Permalink

They've been sold out in stores here for AWHILE. I wanted to do my swap piece on one, but opted against it. I was hoping to catch them before they sold out, to no avail. They're really quite nice in person.

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-04-30 08:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-04-30 08:13, Hale Tiki wrote:
They've been sold out in stores here for AWHILE. I wanted to do my swap piece on one, but opted against it. I was hoping to catch them before they sold out, to no avail. They're really quite nice in person.



They still had the yellow and white ones at the Westminster(CA)Mall Target. The green is my favorite.
There is one in each color up for auction on eBay.

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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-30 08:29 am   Permalink

Screw it, just found one for $30 shipped. It's yellow, but I'll work with it. =)

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2013-04-30 10:10 am   Permalink

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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-30 10:50 am   Permalink

HAH!

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1248
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-09-25 1:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-04-30 08:06, tikilongbeach wrote:
Target has polyresin tortoise shell wall hangings. I'm sure some of the very talented artists on here could make it look more natural. They're about $40 in the stores and they aren't sold online.
http://www.target.com/p/nate-berkus-green-tortoise-shell/-/A-14138228#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=nate+berkus+tortise

Dimensions: 4.1 " H x 15.0 " W x 19.0 " D


In person this looks more yellow/brown.








I sort of took this as a personal challenge. I had always wanted a tortoise shell for the Kanaloa lounge, but the chances of me finding a (legal) vintage one are very slim here in Calgary, Alberta. So here's what I came up with (using the Target Nate Berkus turtle shell, some spray paint and enamel model paints):

I got the Yellow Ochre one for half price! Here I am taping off the shell.


Taping off is done and I've applied some spray paint, and now I'm starting to peel off the tape:


All the tape is peeled off here:


Here is the shell after I've gone back into it with a small brush and model paints:



There is another step that I don't have a photo of here...it was where I coated the finished product in a matte coating (to reduce the glossiness). I'll get a photo of the finished product if anyone is interested.


















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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-09-25 3:22 pm   Permalink

NICE!!! Does target still carry those or did you pick it up somewhere else like eBAY? Looking forward to the finished pic
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-09-25 7:56 pm   Permalink

Please do.

I bought the same one for the same purpose, and was considering using wax to build up layers to make it look like a real shell. It was going to be a long arduous process. I'd be curious to see your finished product.


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1248
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-09-26 07:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-25 15:22, MadDogMike wrote:
NICE!!! Does target still carry those or did you pick it up somewhere else like eBAY? Looking forward to the finished pic




I found mine at Target. My wife loves to shop there, so I sort of waited until they went down in price (as it seemed few were interested in this product). When it hit half price on clearance for $20, I pounced. What can I say? I'm cheap.
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