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Balloon Review / 129 - REAL WORLD WOW VOL 1 DVD BY TONY TWIST
« on: November 16, 2014, 09:14:34 PM »
Balloon Review 129 : Real World Wow Vol 1 DVD - Tony Twist

Available from http://www.yourpartyschool.com priced £25 including shipping.

A new artist to release a DVD is Tony Twist. I have met Tony a few times at Graham's Care & Share Days but I haven't seen him for quite some time. I spend many hours making balloons for pleasure and that rarely make it to my professional repertoire as they are too time consuming to make in the real world. Tony's first DVD release is all about Real World balloons so I am hoping that I learn several designs that can be used.

Having ordered the DVD from Tony, delivery was very fast. The DVD is professionally made, filmed in high quality video, good sound and with each design accessible via a chapter menu.

A few words about the video itself. Tony looks a little uncomfortable in front of a camera but this doesn't detract from his ability to teach each design. Bubble sizes are quoted in relation to Tony's hands - I am guessing he has larger hands than me so I needed to adapt my designs. I would prefer measurements to be given in inches or centimetres.

The background to this video is solid black which to me is a bad choice especially for one design which I will explain later. Luckily Tony wears a nice white shirt and so on the whole everything is visible. Tony is a good teacher, explains the designs well and is a competent teacher.

The DVD features Miss Ballooniverse - I found her more of a distraction to be honest and would have preferred to enjoy Tony's work on its own. He doesn't need a support act and another one of Tony's real world designs would have been a better choice for me.

Anyway, let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 128 - QUICKER WITH THE LINK VOL 2 DVD BY NIFTY BALLOONS
« on: November 09, 2014, 06:14:59 PM »
Balloon Review 128 : Quicker with the Link Vol 2 by Nifty Balloons DVD

Available from http://www.niftyentertainment.com.au/?p ... category=0 priced $40 with FREE shipping.

As i stocked up on Q-links recently I thought I may as well crack on with Vol 2 of this collection. Can this DVD beat Vol 1 with the wonderful reindeer and boxing kangaroo!

Let’s see what we have here…

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Balloon Review / 127 - LION PDF BY PATRICK VAN DE VEN
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:58:54 PM »
Balloon Review 127 : Lion by Patrick Van de Ven PDF

Available from Patrick's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ballonkunstenaar price 5 euros via paypal.

This is Patrick's 3rd PDF. I have been looking for a quick and impressive lion which can be used for line work - I am hoping this is the one.

This PDF can be purchased by messaging Patrick via his facebook page. Delivery via email was instant.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 125 - QUICKER WITH THE LINK VOL 1 DVD NIFTY BALLOONS
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:00:12 PM »
Balloon Review 125 : Quicker with the Link Vol 1 by Nifty Balloons DVD

Available from http://www.niftyentertainment.com.au/?p ... category=0 priced $40 with FREE shipping.

One of a recent surge of DVDs based on the newly released Qualatex Q-Link balloons. This release is not be to confused the David Brenion's Nifty Balloons. This one is by Nicole in Australia.

I want to be convinced that this DVD teaches models and techniques that offer an advantage over a traditional round balloon.

Let’s see what we have here…

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Balloon Review / 124 - LIVE BALLOONS VOL 3 PDF BY ERIC WEINSTEIN
« on: October 12, 2014, 05:02:56 PM »
Balloon Review 124 : Live Balloon Entertainment Vol3 by Eric Weinstein PDF

Available from www.yourpartyschool.com priced $25 as a downloadable PDF.

A collection of four designs using a new style face design as the core structure. This is the third volume in a series of four recently released by Eric as downloadable PDFs. The ordering process is simple and Eric was prompt in sending the PDF file to my email box. The instructions contain plenty of full colour photos along with supporting text. Bubble sizes are quoted in inches.

Let’s see what we have here…

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Balloon Review / 122 - LIVE BALLOONS VOL 1 PDF BY ERIC WEINSTEIN PDF
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:08:29 AM »
Balloon Review 122 : Live Balloons Vol 1 by Eric Weinstein PDF

Available from... http://www.yourpartyschool.com priced $15

A collection of five designs using a heart as the core structure. This is part of a two volume set and Eric's first release of balloon instructions.  The instructions contain plenty of full colour photos along with supporting text. Bubble sizes are given in inches.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 121 - BLOSSOM BUDDIES DVD BY TONYA MCNEILL
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:16:26 PM »
Balloon Review 121 : Blossom Buddies by Tonya McNeill DVD

Available from... not sure anymore to be honest... have a search on google or contact Tonya directly!

Another random selection from the balloon vault is one of Tonya's DVDs. For those of you who take time to look in this section will find a lot of Tonya's material. I absolutely love her creations. This DVD is a collection of designs that utilise Geo Blossoms. Hopefully we will discover there is more to geo blossoms than flowers!

To start, this DVD is well produced. Each model is indexed and Tonya is an excellent teacher. One nice touch which I haven't seen before is that throughout the tuition the final model is always displayed on the screen in the bottom right corner. This is very handy when relating the instructions to the final model.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 120 - MAD HATZ & WEARABLES VOL 2 DVD BUSTER BALLOON
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:45:08 PM »
Balloon Review 120 : Mad Hatz & Wearables Vol 2 DVD by Buster Balloon

Available from http://shop.diamondstorm.com/index.php? ... cts_id=193 price $49

Next up is a blast from the past and one of the DVDs containing models that I still frequently use. The video production is excellent, each model is explained in Busters whacky sense of humour and each model is fully indexed. If you haven't any of Buster's instructions in your collection it is now time to invest.

I know I am going to enjoy this one!

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 119 - PRINCESS JASMINE BY PATRICIA BUNNELL PDF
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:40:11 PM »
Balloon Review 119 : Princess Jasmine by Patricia Bunnell PDF

Available from http://thetwisterscookbook.com/product/ ... a-bunnell/ price $8

Discounts available for purchasing a four design bundle - see site for details.

This 'Jasmine' design is available as a PDF download. The PDF is full of colour photographs, easy to follow text descriptions and includes accurate bubble sizes.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Chit Chat / McPump Cover
« on: September 13, 2014, 04:00:31 PM »
I've had a cover made for McPump. It will arrive on Monday ready for the grand fitting. Is anyone else interested in getting one?

Looks nicer than just plain white,  easily fitted,  washable and interchangeable.

I just hope my measurements were accurate!
Post here if you are interested in buying one.  Price unknown at this stage.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

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Balloon Review / 118 - DIVA BY PATRICIA BUNNELL - PDF
« on: September 13, 2014, 01:18:36 PM »
Balloon Review 118 : Diva by Patricia Bunnell PDF

Available from http://thetwisterscookbook.com/product/ ... a-bunnell/ price $8

Discounts available for purchasing a four design bundle - see site for details.

This 'Diva' design is available as a PDF download. The PDF is full of colour photographs, easy to follow text descriptions and includes accurate bubble sizes.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 117 - REVLAK SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY BRUCE KALVER DVD
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:21:32 PM »
Balloon Review 117 : Revlak School of Wizardry by Bruce Kalver DVD

Available from http://www.tophatprod.com/store/product ... ctid=16156 price $25

I decided to reach into the balloon DVD vaults and find something at the very back of the cupboard. This is DVD is old. I am unsure of the actual date of production but I thought it would be fun to explore this collection.

Let's see what we have here...

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Balloon Review / 116 - PLANES BY PATRICK VAN DE VEN PDF
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:59:24 PM »
Balloon Review 116 : Planes by Patrick Van de Ven PDF

Available from Patrick's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ballonkunstenaar price 5 euros via paypal (I paid 10 euros as it is worth it!)

This is Patrick's 2nd PDF and I believe he is working on a 3rd! This design is based on the popular movie Planes.

This PDF can be purchased by messaging Patrick via his facebook page. Delivery via email was instant.

Let's see what we have here...

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Picture Gallery / Planes FREE GIFT
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:08:14 PM »
I have been playing with Patrick Van de Ven's Planes design (review to follow) and discovered how useless I was at artwork so I have created some Plane eye stickers! I know a lot of you frown at such things but I am sharing the graphic in the hope that some of you will find them useful.

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Balloon Review / 115 - SPACE RANGER BRACELET BY DUSTIN QUEARY VIDEO
« on: July 27, 2014, 06:50:46 PM »
Balloon Review 115 : Space Ranger Bracelet by Dustin Queary Video Download

Available from the Twisters Cookbook website - http://thetwisterscookbook.com/product-category/videos/ - priced $5

Dustin has produced many instructional DVDs over the years and this is the first time (as far as I am aware) that he has produced a new series of instructions available individually to download. I had to opportunity to test this design in the real world yesterday.

Let's see what we have here...

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