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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:06 pm 
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The lower section of the mouth I made a 4 finger fold twist, if you are going for a longer mouth section then make a 5 finger fold twist here.

Attach this to the lower section of the head, I made a 2 finger bubble and twisted this into the pinch twist of the fox's neck.

You might prefer to break off the balloon here so you do not have the white bubble on the neck, then re-attach the white 160 at the pinch twist.
Or make as I have done and twist the 160 balloon a couple of extra times around the upper and lower neck and then pop the
white at the neck once the model is made.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:12 pm 
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Push the white 160 between the front legs for a white belly section, twist the 160 around the rear pinch twist.

As my tail was a 5 finger fold twist I made the two white bubbles on the 160 4 fingers in length and twisted the
second bubble back around the pinch twist and 2 finger bubble at the top of the rear legs.

If you have a longer or shorter tail here then make these last two bubbles so they are a comfortable push fit into the tail.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Make a 1.5 finger bubble for the nose, tie loosely so the nose does not look like a pinch twist or use the end of a balloon.

Leave some excess on the nose and push this down between the two 4 finger bubbles, I then pull the excess of the balloon tightly up the outside
of the bubbles and wrap around the nose before pulling the excess into the back section of the mouth at the top of the neck.

By attaching the nose this way it pulls the nose up and slightly backwards for a more pleasing look, well I think so.
Hide up any excess or cut off.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:19 pm 
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Inflate a 160 coral approx. half way. Make a 4 finger bubble and a 3 finger bubble.

Make a 2 finger pinch twist that will be his eye in a while. Tie the knot of the balloon around the pinch twist.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:22 pm 
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You then need a 2 finger bubble followed with the other 2 finger pinch twist that will be the second eye.

Make another 4 finger bubble and a 3 finger bubble and attach to the second pinch twist.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:25 pm 
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For safety I then make another 2 finger bubble and attach the balloon around the first pinch twist.

Get rid of the excess balloon but leave some excess of the 160 coral here, since making the fox I have an idea that will help sit the eyes more securely into place.

See even now the fox design is evolving.

Push one of the ears through the loop twist, if you struggle here then next time make the loop twist a little larger.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:28 pm 
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If the excess of the coral 160 is pulled down tight'ish and under the mouth of the fox you can then attach up and around the second
eye and it will help to pull the two eyes into the correct place on the head and also hold it securely in place.

Draw on a little artwork and there you have the fox, I hope you like it as I'm rather chuffed with this design.

As I mentioned earlier it might look nicer with a slightly longer face, 5 fingers in length instead of the 4 fingers that I did.


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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
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Don't have coral so I made it in orange. I added a white tail tip because I think that always looks cute on foxes.

Now the real problem is.... I STILL don't know what the fox says, but mine mostly said "squeak" as I was making it.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:39 am 
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SandySunshine wrote:
Don't have coral so I made it in orange. I added a white tail tip because I think that always looks cute on foxes.

Yes I was in two minds about adding the white tip for tail, I did post one here with but decided to do the instructions without.
Thanks for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: February Competition (Fox)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:02 pm 
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I had a few issues, a cheek popped on me so I did a running repair with the left over 160, and I just can't seem to get the ears to sit the same as Graham's. But, overall I'm fairly happy with my first try.


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