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090 - FLYING PARROT PDF BY UWE HOFFMAN
« on: October 02, 2013, 09:12:18 PM »
Balloon Review 090 : Flying Parrot by Uwe Hoffman PDF

Available from http://captnballoon.wordpress.com/shop- ... tutorials/ priced 4 euros

This PDF is not widely advertised but I spotted Uwe's page on facebook and purchased his parrot PDF for only 4 EUROS. To date I have thoroughly enjoyed making Patrick Van De Ven's incredible bird designs and was interested in this PDF for the pair of 'in-flight' parrot wings.

The PDF itself is very well written. There are plenty of colour photos and the instructions give accurate measurements in metric and imperial! The text is written in english and german. The bird head and body are simplistic. The wings themselves are time consuming and require accurate bubble sizes. The pinch twists on the tips of the wings must be very soft so you can split them into double pinch twists. The nature of the design allows them to be posed in anyway you fancy.

The end result is very impressive. The issue I had was the bird didn't stand up on it's own and really needs a display stand so I made one using a water filled geo. I also added an additional tail and fastened it through the hole of the geo. Viewed from the front and the back it just looks like a single tail feather.

A really nice design and very affordable at only 4 euros. When I have some time I will try adding these wings to my favourite Patrick parrot body.

A great first PDF (I assume it is Uwe's first as I haven't seen any others) and I will certainly be keeping a look out for any of his other work.

Highly recommended.

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Re: 090 - FLYING PARROT PDF BY UWE HOFFMAN
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 10:30:16 PM »
I saw you post this on facebook Darren and was impressed, the wing structure is very interesting.
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Re: 090 - FLYING PARROT PDF BY UWE HOFFMAN
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 10:38:28 PM »
This looks great. So glad you are posting your reviews again. They are really helpful  :D thank you
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Re: 090 - FLYING PARROT PDF BY UWE HOFFMAN
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 10:03:02 AM »
Thanks for this review Darren!!  Really appreciate all your reviews!
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Re: 090 - FLYING PARROT PDF BY UWE HOFFMAN
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 07:52:22 PM »
Here is my attempt at this parrot" it is a great design. I ended up using more balloons on the wing than intended (I just could not get the sizing right on this) but the end look is brill. This is going to school for a rainforest cafe event.
Thanks Darren for originally posting the review that led me to it.
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