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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-06-04 6:53 pm   Permalink

Ha! I could have topped him with a fedora and called him Moai Greene.

Got nice and deep on the arms with the ol' chisel, and while I was in there decided to re-work the hands.





Now he looks a lot less like a Weeble.



I think since he's already mostly covered in primer grey, I'm going to try for a faux stone finish. Stay tuned.


 
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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-06-05 8:35 pm   Permalink

I was never very in love with the knotty grain, and since I ended up filling so much damage, stone it shall be!

Primer.



Krylon Graphite



Krylon Black Granite



And some light touches with some basic satin black to tone down the bright, white flecks.



A couple coats of poly and with any luck it should look a bit like polished stone.


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-06-05 10:06 pm   Permalink

Looks great, and good idea to do deeper carving on the arms.

 
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cy
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Posted: 2018-06-06 08:00 am   Permalink

Looks great Bam Bam!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-06-06 12:13 pm   Permalink

Nice job, man.

 
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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-06-07 06:23 am   Permalink

Thanks a ton, guys! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Waiting on the poly to dry and I'll get a shot in sunlight.

Also pretty cool to note, my church's bible school director wants to borrow the moai and the older garden tiki for their "Shipwrecked in the Pacific" theme this year. I'm also providing her with some incidental background music, like Chaino. Tiki bible school. Go figure.


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2018-06-07 10:15 am   Permalink

The finish looks great. He looks like he just ate a very pleasing meal.

 
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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-06-07 3:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks Mike. They say you put an aspect of yourself into whatever you create, in this case it is quite accurate.

Had a moment of panic when I got home and discovered blisters in the finish - I thought it was more bugs trying to eat their way out. Turns out it was something (either in the wood or maybe the old stain) off-gassing in the heat of the sun. Punctured the blisters and smashed them flat. Can't even see where they were.

The moai on his temporary ahu.







Gonna see if I can find some flagstone bits this weekend to disguise the outside edge, then fill with gravel.


 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-07-10 8:31 pm   Permalink

Finally got around to staining and sealing the stumpy guy.



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-07-11 7:54 pm   Permalink

Moai came out great
Lil dude has a nice tan


 
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