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November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:59:49 AM »
I called this a lizard but could be Iguana...…….who know's?
Perhaps an Iguana is a lizard?
And yes I could google it to find out...………….but won't  :D

I will be explaining the easier version but both use the same amount of balloons.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 12:23:56 PM »
This is the complimentary pack we will be sending out with
all balloon orders for this month.

I will be adding the step by step instructions over the weekend

Looking forward to seeing a few try and possibly a few variations.
There are some variations on this thread if you would like to take a look,

http://balloonchat.co.uk/picture-gallery/lizard/
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 01:00:42 PM »
Here we go then with the instructions for the Lizard.

Pre stretch the 260 lime and inflate leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 2.5 finger fold twist followed by another 2.5 finger fold twist.

You then need a 3 finger bubble, a 1.5 finger pinch twist.

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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 01:02:39 PM »
Then make a 5 finger bubble and twist back into the two fold twists.
This will be the top of the head.

You then need to wrap the balloon over the top of the front pinch
twist and back to the fold twists. Make sure this fits snugly.

Make a 1.5 finger pinch twist to sit between the fold twists.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 01:08:02 PM »
You then need to make the body, this is between a 6 and 7 finger bubble.
I have made once with a 6 finger bubble and thought it looked too short
and once with a 7 finger bubble and thought the body looked too long....
So you will have to decide.

Here I made a 7 finger bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
Make another 7 finger bubble for the other side of the body.
Twist into the fold twists and discard the rest of the 260 balloon.

Inflate the 160 lime and leave 6 fingers un-inflated, make a 1 finger
bubble and twist this into the centre of the two fold twists.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 01:11:30 PM »
Make a 1 finger spacer bubble followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
The feet are a 4 and a 5 finger bubble twisted back to the pinch twist.

Make another 4 finger and 5 finger bubble for the other foot.
Twist into the pinch twist.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 01:13:52 PM »
Twist a 3 finger bubble and then another 1.5 finger pinch twist.

Make a 4 finger and then a 5 finger bubble for one of the rear feet.
Twist into the pinch twist and repeat for the last foot of the lizard.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 01:16:52 PM »
Make a 2 finger bubble and twist into the rear pinch twist.
Discard the rest of the balloon.

Inflate the second 160 lime leaving 4 fingers un-inflated.
Attach to the top of the two fold twists.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 01:21:40 PM »
Make five 1 to 1.5 finger bubbles and again attach to the rear pinch twist.

Make two 1.5 finger pinch twists, once these are made move to
underneath the single pinch twist made from the 260 balloon.

Now break off and keep inflated the 160 lime, let some air out
of this balloon and re-tie leaving approx. 16 fingers in length.

This way you do not have a knot showing at the end of the tail
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 01:25:20 PM »
Add the tail into the three pinch twists and shape. Roll the 160 up
into a circle and squeeze the balloon to give shape to the tail.

Inflate the 160 white to 3 fingers in length, twist into two.

Make a few twists here so you have some slack and when you tie the 160
leave this loose as well so the eyes will fit underneath the 260 lime.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2019, 01:30:46 PM »
Fit the eyes under the 5 finger top of head bubble.

Cut the 260 red in half and cut either end diagonally.

Fit the tongue under the back of the pinch twist and then
pull the tongue forward so it sits between the pinch twist and
260 that is wrapped over the pinch twist to form the mouth.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2019, 01:36:06 PM »
Add the artwork for the eyes.

I'm still not sure which way I like the feet to sit, the 5 finger bubbles sitting
at the front curving the foot back or at the back curving the foot forward.
Or even the front ones facing differently to the rear. You have to decide.

We all see things differently and what is pleasing to my eye may not be as pleasing to yours.
I suppose you will have to make and see what is more pleasing to your eye, good luck.
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Re: November Model of the Month (Lizard)
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2019, 01:37:59 PM »
The top picture has the 6 finger bubbles for body and
the second picture has 7 finger bubble for the body.
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