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 Post subject: March Competition (Koala Bear)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:23 pm 
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We have gone with the Koala Bear for the model of the month for March.

Complimentary balloon packs will go out with all orders so you can make the design up.
If you post your entry here on the forum then you will go into the random name selector at
the end of the month to win a Balloon Modelling DVD.

I will post the step by step instructions ASAP.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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This is what you will receive in your complimentary balloon bags
to make the Koala Bear plus.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:38 pm 
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Inflate the first 260 grey leaving approx. 7 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 4 finger bubble and a 1.5 finger pinch twist.

Then make a 1.5 finger bubble and a short 3 finger bubble,
wrap this second twist around the pinch twist to form the first ear.

The pinch twist will sit in between the two bubbles but this can be done later.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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You then need a 4 finger bubble for the top of the head.

Then a 1.5 finger pinch twist and another 1.5 finger bubble and a short 3 finger bubble for the other ear.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:42 pm 
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Twist another 4 finger bubble for the other side of the face.
Tie the knot securely a couple of times around this twist.

It's then onto the arms and legs, you will need two 4 finger bubbles
followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.

Then make two more 4 finger bubbles for the other side of the koala.

Deflate the rest of the balloon and discard.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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Inflate the second grey 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated and
attach and the bottom of the face and top of the body section.

Make between a 4.5 and 5 finger bubble and twist into the first ear,
make another 4.5 to 5 finger bubble and attach to the second ear.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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Make one more 4.5 to 5 finger bubble and twist into the section you attached the second 260 into.

I like to have the rear head bubbles slightly larger than the front for a more 3D overall effect.

For the body we need a 5 finger bubble twisted into the bottom body pinch twist.
Then make another 5 finger bubble back up to the neck section of the koala.

The pinch twist for the neck/mouth section is between a 2/3 finger pinch twist.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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You then need another 5 finger bubble twisted into the bottom pinch twist.
Then make a 6 finger bubble and twist back into the neck section.

I like to push the bubble in at the bottom section so the top of this 6 finger
bubble helps to push the back of the head up so it sits squarely .
If you do not do this the head will tilt backwards, I prefer this to using a pinch
twist at the back of the head. It makes the design a little smoother and more flowing.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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I use a 350 for the nose to give it more definition, I'm sure a 260 would work
but the nose is a major feature of a Koala so I went with the 350.

Inflate the 350 to approx. 3 fingers inflated, cut off excess from the 350 leaving 3 fingers.
This ties into the pinch twist as well but you need the knot to be at the top of the nose
section as the eyes will fit under this un-inflated section of the 350

The Ivory for the eyes is also a 3 finger inflated bubble tied at both ends.
You could use white but I like the look of the Ivory.

Twist the 350 Black securely into the pinch twist.

The top of the nose sits forward at the moment but will be pulled
back once the eyes are added to the design.


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 Post subject: Re: March Competition (Koala Bear)
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Split the 3 finger bubble in half and insert one bubble under the un-inflated black 350 at the top of the nose.
I like to the twist these two bubbles around to secure over the un-inflated 350.

Tie the ends of the eyes tightly into the each ear pushing the eye back
as you do so it fits tightly and snugly in position.

Draw on your eyes.


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