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Graham Lee

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Re-Visiting
« on: January 27, 2020, 05:40:17 PM »
I thought I'd go back down memory lane a little and have a look at some of the older balloon
designs from model of the month. The first one I looked at and that caught my eye was
the guitar from May 2010 so nearly 10 years ago.
The original guitar was made for a photo shoot that we did for comic relief.

The instructions are here but I have changed the design slightly.
http://balloonchat.co.uk/model-of-the-month/may-2010-model-of-the-month-(guitar)/

More pictures from the photo shoot are here,
http://balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-chit-chat/comic-relief-photo-shoot/msg9963/#msg9963

The guitar below is for a left handed player.
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Re: Re-Visiting
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 11:38:16 AM »
This is the original guitar that I made some 10 years ago for a photo shoot.

I just added strings to the new design and when doing thought they possibly
should be in grey for metal strings so they show up. I made in clear and
you can only just about see them along the length of the guitar...…….Ooops!
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Re: Re-Visiting
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 01:56:36 PM »
Next design I'm re-visiting is the Formula 1 racing car that was made was back in 2012.
Some eight years ago now, I was rather chuffed when I came up with this design.

https://balloonchat.co.uk/model-of-the-month/model-of-the-month-november-2012-(formula-1-racing-car)/

On the original the engine was double stuffed with black inside Silver to get
the chrome engine look. Now we have silver chrome so its a lot easier.
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Re: Re-Visiting
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
I have added some extra 160 to the mid section of the car below steering
wheel and also between the lower and higher section of the main
cab 260 for a softer rounded look for the upper car.

Plus a slightly larger head rest in 160 and chrome for the engine.
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Re: Re-Visiting
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 04:27:09 PM »
I have gone back to sponge bob this time.
http://balloonchat.co.uk/model-of-the-month/november-model-of-the-month-(sponge-bob-hat)/

The original was a hat and the instructions were posted in Nov 2008 so some 12 years ago.
I would still have a go at making version two but getting ready for a big magic convention
we are attending and having a dealer booth so it will have to wait till I get home.

I changed the teeth and added some artwork.
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Re: Re-Visiting
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 09:28:30 AM »
The snail was from my Geo DVD that is possibly over 6 years ago.
It had either 3 side wall bubbles or a side wall bubble and two raisen twists.
It was that long ago I'm not 100% sure and I have not played the DVD to double check.

So the newer design has 2 raisens but could as easily be done with 2 side wall bubbles.

The purple and yellow snail, I did try the design with just attaching the knot
from the geo to the underside of the base but I did not like the look of
the geo edges not sitting close enough to the lower body.
In the picture with the angle etc it does not look to bad.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 09:30:07 AM »
Face on view of the shape of the geo's, the originally does have a nicer curved look.
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