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May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:28:21 AM »
I had a few to pick from this month, the chrome gun, the 350 flower,
the 160 sausage dog but I went with the Rocket.

I have changed the design since filming it for BalloonTube, this
version is a lot quicker for the real world and uses one less balloon.

This is the link if you would like to see the variation,
just realised I have not posted the rocket instructions onto
BalloonTube. Will have to do that soon.

This is what will be put into all the orders this month so people can try the design.
I will put the step by step instructions up shortly.


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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 09:45:29 AM »
Here we go with the rocket instructions.

Inflate the red 350 leaving approx. 3 fingers uninflated at the top.
You will need to let some air out of the balloon as after twisting between a 3/4
hands for the main body section you then have to twist three pinch twists at the
bottom of the body so you need the balloon towards the knot end soft.

(You can inflate the 350 leaving 5 fingers in-inflated. Then measure down
from the top of the balloon 5 hands and then put the pinch twists in. Doing
this way the body of the rocket will not be so smooth as every time you add
a pinch twist there will be a curve/kink on the 350so I prefer version A)

Make three 2.5 finger bubble pinch twists at the bottom of the rocket.
The main body is between 3 and 4 hands in length.

Deflate the rest of the balloon but leave the excess to tie the body into the engine section.
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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 09:47:42 AM »
Inflate the 160 grey leaving 6 fingers in-inflated,
make three 3 finger fold twists.
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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 09:49:24 AM »
Then make a small 1 finger spacer bubble followed by three more 4 finger fold twist.
The bottom section of the engine will look a little wider.

I then like to add another 1 finger spacer bubble back to the smaller fold twists.
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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 09:54:11 AM »
Hold the grey 160 up to the pinch twists on the body of the rocket and tightly
secure the un-inflated 350 around the engine section a couple of times so that
it is securely fixed.

Inflate the red 160 leaving a 4 finger bubble, this is for the fins of the rocket.

The fins of the rocket can be made to what size is pleasing for you.

On mine I made them a 7 finger and 5 finger bubble.
It does make for a different look if you do change the size of these.

Attach the 160 into the 350 pinch twists, make a 7 finger and a 5 finger b
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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 09:56:30 AM »
The second twist goes into the underside of the grey 160.

Then make a 5 and 7 finger bubble and twist back into the 350 pinch twists.

Then make your last 7 and 5 finger bubble and secure to the lower engine section again.
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Re: May Model of the Month (Rocket)
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 10:02:32 AM »
The 160 sits really nicely into the 350 pinch twists and the 160 fold twists
holding it all together nicely.

Add artwork as desired. I wrote NASA in the black first.
Then added the white edding around and then went back
over the word NASA with the black again. It helped it stand out better.
Hope that helps a little.

I will be posting this onto BalloonTube next week but it is a slightly
different version as I filmed it a few months back now and the fins
attached differently to what I have explained here.

This way I think is quicker and will hold up better in the real world.
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