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Finally got a turtle for my tiki bar!
tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-09-26 08:37 am   Permalink

MDM, I haven't seen any available in So Cal for a few months.

Slacks Ferret, challenge conquered! That looks great.
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-09-26 09:06 am   Permalink

The Target website list the yellow one on clearance for $20 and the white one for $40. But when you click on the item it says "currently unavailable online, not available in store". Amazon has one for $65 and eBay has a couple for $90!
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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 299
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2013-09-26 12:28 pm   Permalink

Slacks F: That is some really cool paint job you did on the shell. Really steps it up a notch. I got the yellow one at Goodwill for seven dollars and was happy just to have it hanging up in the fish net from the ceiling....but now...I think I got to try and copy your work...it really looks good !!!

 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 180
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-02 12:39 pm   Permalink

Wow, that looks fantastic, Slacks Ferret. Please post a pic of your finished work when ready.

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On 2013-09-25 13:51, Slacks Ferret wrote:
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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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-10-02 1:11 pm   Permalink

Yeah...sorry. I forgot to get that photo. I'll work on that this week.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3525
From: HELL
Posted: 2013-10-03 04:59 am   Permalink

those would have made cool wall sconces - just build a fixture behind it to hold a socket and bulb and hang on the wall so light shines out from under and around it. - just like trader vics !!

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-10-03 10:45 am   Permalink

Here it is. Not really MUCH better, but a little better:



Essentially I sprayed the whole thing with Frosted Glass spray. It takes down the reflective glare a little.
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