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The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 05:42 AM
From your wall...

Yes folks, this is your chance to own the least-talked-about piece of art since Damien Hirst pickled his cat and sold it for a million bucks!

Lovingly crafted from rare 1's and 0's, this beautiful wall hanging is guaranteed to hold it's value like an Edsel!

This many-of-a-kind artwork is a faithful duplication of the first four bars of While I'm Smoking on the Water my Stairway to the House of the Rising Sun Gently Weeps by James Shimikiro.

Potential buyers from the Southern United States can be confident that this heirloom item is constructed entirely from endangered species, and has been deep-fried to make sure they're dead.

This item is NOT available in the shops, and may only be ordered when replying to emails from the ex-wives of deceased Nigerian generals.

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philpot
08-09-2012, 05:48 AM
That is the coolest thing ever.

pootsie
08-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Almost as cool in the world of art as, say, the Orvillecopter (https://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=XG0cUcMcAt437li1V1V3eg&cp=8&gs_id=1r&xhr=t&q=orvillecopter&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=orvillec&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=5b5290bb1af9e8e9&biw=1600&bih=783)

But I am sensing that Kahuna is not impressed with Jake ;)

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 06:00 AM
Actually, I was pretty impressed by the Orvillecopter. However, my creation has the same effect on Uke' players that 50 Shades of Grey has on women.

dkcrown
08-09-2012, 06:14 AM
Is that Plebius the monkey on your computer monitor?

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 06:18 AM
Is that Plebius the monkey on your computer monitor?

He's a Screen Wipe. My computer room is full of stuffed toys and memorabilia of old pets.

southcoastukes
08-09-2012, 06:29 AM
Potential buyers from the Southern United States can be confident that this heirloom item is constructed entirely from endangered species, and has been deep-fried to make sure they're dead.


Why not just use Mahogany, like on a Luna Soprano?

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 06:49 AM
I only construct them from solid wood. They sound better when they fall off the wall.

seeso
08-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Dude. That is too cool. I love it! Please tell us how you made that!

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 07:05 AM
Dude. That is too cool. I love it! Please tell us how you made that!

Only if you beg.

sukie
08-09-2012, 07:10 AM
Only if you beg.

I'll beg.......pretty please with icing on top???

That is really cool. Very nice job.

sukie
08-09-2012, 07:10 AM
I only construct them from solid wood. They sound better when they fall off the wall.

Koa?





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seeso
08-09-2012, 07:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/dSddo.jpg

itsme
08-09-2012, 08:58 AM
That's pretty cool, BigK, but given your previous remarks about Jake, why would you choose him to immortalize on your wall?

Plainsong
08-09-2012, 09:04 AM
While I'm Smoking on the Water my Stairway to the House of the Rising Sun Gently Weeps

I was just playing this, just now!

I hope you used grandma's fish batter recipe for the frying.

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 09:17 AM
Ok, time to put seeso out of his misery:

I was looking for something to put on my wall and noticed a sheet of tab out of the corner of my eye. I thought "hey, wouldn't it be cool to have the intro to a song hanging on the wall"

Then I though "would itbe cool to have the intro to a song hanging on the wall ?"

So, I did what I always do when planning something that I can't picture in my head...I modelled it in 3D and composited (a fancy word for the stuff they do in movies) it into a photograph of my computer room. I just picked "Weeps" because I had the tab handy, and I do actually like Jake, just not as much as I like some other Uke players.

Anyway, having modelled it in 3D, it occurred to me just how easy it would be to make. A few lengths of dowel, some black paint and a bagful of house numbers, or whatever.

On your marks...get set...DRILL!

Here's what it looks like before rendering:

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Plainsong
08-09-2012, 09:24 AM
Huh. My husband makes pipes... But before he did that, he made icons for companies. One of his favorite tools when he could use it was 3dstudiomax. I think I just found him another use for it besides making iPad home screens.

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 09:26 AM
My best mate at school was in a punk band called "Helsinki 5 Below"

True story.

pootsie
08-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Lovingly crafted from rare 1's and 0's

I forgot you were the 3d modeling virtuoso. Nice clue in the OP; went right past me ...

Excellent work, Mr. Kahuna.

The Big Kahuna
08-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Why thank you sir. I'm still tempted to make a real one.

The Big Kahuna
08-10-2012, 03:30 AM
Seeso hasn't been back to the thread. He's either plotting some sort of revenge for getting his hopes up, or he's down the hardware store buying dowel and house numbers.

Or he was up all night with a screwdriver, stealing the numbers from peoples doors.

seeso
08-10-2012, 08:09 AM
Seeso hasn't been back to the thread. He's either plotting some sort of revenge for getting his hopes up, or he's down the hardware store buying dowel and house numbers.

Or he was up all night with a screwdriver, stealing the numbers from peoples doors.

I knew there was something hooey when I noticed the perspective was whack in that picture! I still think this is styling as hell, and would love to have a real one. Great idea, man.

The Big Kahuna
08-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Cheers pal. Get one made :)