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January Model of the Month (Boat)
« on: December 30, 2019, 01:56:33 PM »
We are going with the boat for the model of the month for January 2020.
I could not make my mind up about what style to go with and have
decided to explain both. The Balloons in the complimentary packs
that we send out with orders will have enough balloons to make
either design as both take four balloons.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 11:05:29 AM »
This is what will be in all orders for January, the complimentary
pack of balloons to make the boat design.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 11:12:06 AM »
Inflate the mocha 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.

Twist a 2 finger bubble followed by two 1.5 finger pinch twists.
The sails will sit here later.
Then make another 2 finger bubble and secure the knot around the second
two finger bubble and back into the two pinch twists to lock these all together.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 11:20:39 AM »
Make a 4 finger bubble and a 2 finger pinch twist.
This pinch twist will be the back of the boat.

Make another 4 finger bubble and secure around the two 2 finger bubbles

Then make another 4 finger bubble and two 1.5 finger pinch twists.
This will be the front of the boat.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 11:21:51 AM »
Then make a 7 finger bubble and twist into the single pinch twist.
Discard the rest of this balloon.

Inflate the next 260 mocha and twist this into the two 2 finger
bubbles below where the sails will sit later.

Make a 4 finger bubble and twist into the two
pinch twists which are the front of the boat.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 11:24:49 AM »
Make another 7 finger bubble and twist into the single back pinch twist.

The rear of the boat is a 3 finger, 4 finger and 3 finger
twisted back into the pinch twist.

Discard the rest of the mocha but use the top 3/4 fingers
of this balloon for the front of the boat.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 11:26:59 AM »
Push the two pinch twists through the two 7 finger bubbles so the boat sits upright.

Attach the front section.

Inflate the white 160 leaving about 4 fingers un-inflated
and attach to the two centre pinch twists.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 11:31:42 AM »
Make two 8 finger bubbles, the first 8 finger bubble a little soft as you
have to put another twist into this.

Then make a 4 finger bubble and twist this approx. 2 fingers up
from the mocha pinch twists to form the triangle for the sail.

Then make another 4 finger bubble and an 8 finger bubble.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 11:36:06 AM »
Twist this into the top of the sail section, make a 6 finger bubble and twist this
into the lower section of the sail so there are two middle sections.

Discard the rest of the balloon, I have tried adding another 2 finger bubble
under the middle sail section into the two mocha pinch twists on the boat
but it did not sit right for me so preferred without.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 11:43:22 AM »
Inflate the 160 black about half way, you can make two flags from the one 160.

Make two 1 finger pinch twists, then a 2 finger bubble and two
more 1 finger pinch twists. Then make two 2.5 finger bubbles
and twist back into the pinch twists.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 11:46:47 AM »
Then make the last 2 finger bubble and discard the rest of the black 160.
Attach the flag to the centre of the sails.

Add artwork to the flag,
I used the white Edding and then went over this with a black marker for the details.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
The final look for the boat, version one.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 12:43:39 PM »
If you prefer the look of the grey boat then here are the instructions for how I made it.

Inflate two 260's, leaving approx. 6 fingers un-inflated.
Leave one of them with a loose knot, second picture, number 30.
This is so you can roll the knot forward to make an extra bubble.

Make a 9 finger bubble in the balloon with loose knot and a
1 finger bubble in the other balloon and twist together.

The balloon with one finger bubble now make an 8 finger bubble.
The other balloon with the loose knot (9 finger bubble) slide the loose
knot forward and make a 1 finger bubble and twist both together.
(This was tricky to explain) Hopefully the pictures help?

You should end up with two 1 finger bubbles and two 8 finger bubbles.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2019, 12:47:10 PM »
Make a 1 finger bubble and a 2 finger pinch twist, this is the back of the boat.

With the other balloon make a 1 finger bubble and two 1.5 finger pinch twists,
this is the front of the boat.

Make a 10 finger bubble in each balloon and twist into opposite pinch twists.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Boat)
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2019, 12:55:41 PM »
For the back of the boat with one pinch twist, make a 4 finger, 5 finger
and another 4 finger bubble and twist back into the pinch twist.
Discard the rest of this balloon but save the end 4 finger
bubble to attach at the front of the boat later.

Attach the knot of the 1 finger bubble tightly around the single pinch twist.
By having two 1 finger bubbles here it helps to hold the boat more securely together.

The balloon at the front of the boat,
make a 4 finger bubble and two 1.5 finger pinch twists.
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