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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:20 pm 
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Add the artwork and shape the ears, you can add black to all the top of both ear sections but this takes time.
Just a triangle section has the desired effect.

With the ears fitting like this you can have them together in the centre of the head or move apart so
there is a slight gap which is more Pikachu style.

I also upsized this and made with 260's and 350's and it worked out OK.

Anyway hope it helps, I look forward to seeing a few models posted.


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:05 pm 
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EDIT,

Just to try and make it a little clearer on the way the ears attach through the head design onto the
pinch twist on the top of the body. I prefer to twist the centre of the ear section as described above in the instructions.
The problem with that is it makes the excess balloon shorter and a little more difficult to make the connection point.
The benefit is the air stays in each balloon where as if you make it the same as this picture the air could move from ear to ear.

Both ears are a six finger bubble, in the picture there is a two finger un-inflated section.
Thread this through the top of the head, get hold at the nose section and then move down
to the bottom of the head section, attach onto the top of the body pinch twist securely by
twisting the middle section around the pinch twist a few times.
Then pull the ears back up at the top of the head so they sit nicely and the face sits over the pinch twist.

Hope that helps?


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Felt it looked better on a wand personally so here is the Poke-him-On Wand!!

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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Great design, thanks Graham :)


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:50 pm 
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my attempt (picture taken at wrong angle, can't see the tail; and I think the ears are too long...)


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:54 pm 
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Here's my attempt. Thanks, Graham!


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:16 pm 
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Sometimes I have to make the design a few times before I'm happy with the look
and how well it can be constructed so that it holds up in the real world.

These were the rejects.


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:17 pm 
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I have also made Pikachu with a smaller nose now.


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
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Hi everyone I'm jake and I'm 13 years old and this is my pikachu do you like it


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 Post subject: Re: August Competition (Pikachu)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:58 pm 
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Well done Jake, thanks for joining in.
I will turn the picture tomorrow for you.

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