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September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:51:05 PM »
It's back, not sure how many years after the last model of the month and not sure how long this will be for but I will post the new model of the month on the 1st Sept.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 09:18:17 PM »
I promise, promise, promise to take part this time - honest!
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 12:55:54 PM »
I LOVE model of the month, can't wait!!!!
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 11:44:20 AM »
I thought we might start gently back so this is a two balloon tank that I came up with this week, I will post the instructions around the middle of the month.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 04:29:45 PM »
At last!
My first Model of the Month.

Hope you like my tank?
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 06:12:55 PM »
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At last!
My first Model of the Month.

Hope you like my tank?
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 03:09:37 AM »
I couldn't quite figure out how you attached the turret to the rest of the tank, but here's my attempt...
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 09:31:37 AM »
I've not got involved with this before.  Are we supposed to try and make one the same as yours graham?
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2014, 09:38:23 AM »
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I've not got involved with this before.  Are we supposed to try and make one the same as yours graham?
Yes people try to make something similar, then at the end of the month I put the instructions up of how I made it.
Generally people find there are more than one way to make a model. Good luck.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 10:27:05 AM »
Something to try whilst on nights this week
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2014, 08:34:14 PM »
Here is my attempt but it is four balloons and the central part is simply placed into the middle. I could attach it using scraps but will have another bash at some point
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2015, 04:40:20 PM »
There are a couple of model of the months where I have not put up the instructions, so here is the tank about 10 months late, oops.
I think I might have made it differently before but there are different journeys to get from A to B.

Inflate a 260 and leave 6 fingers un-inflated, twist a 3 finger apple/tulip twist, then you need 2 small pinch twists about 1 to 1.5 finger in size. I twist the 2 small bubbles and then loop the rest of the balloon over the centre of the two bubbles. You could just make 2 single pinch twists if you prefer, I think you get two pinch twists a similar size and with similar pressure inside the bubble by doing it the first way I described.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2015, 04:43:53 PM »
You then need a 4 finger bubble, an 8 finger bubble and another 4 finger bubble and lock the rest of the 260 around the two pinch twists.
Deflate the rest of the 260 and tie this around the 8 finger bubble to pull the centre of the tank together.


You can repeat this procedure to have a slightly fatter tank, you may need to inflate the original 260 to only 3/4 fingers un-inflated if you try this way.
I have posted a picture, the 8 finger bubbles were twisted around each other before the excess looped around the two 8 finger bubbles to hold it all together.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
So carrying on with the thinner tank, inflate your next 260 and leave 4 fingers un-inflated, make an 8 finger bubble, a 2 finger pinch twist and for the thinner tank a 3 finger bubble.

At this point if you are doing the fatter tank you will need between a 4/5 finger bubble to take into account the width of the tank.

You then need another 8 finger bubble, 2 finger pinch twist, a 3 finger bubble, another 2 finger pinch twist and the last 8 finger bubble and the last 2 finger pinch twist.
Twist the knot into the last pinch twist and cut of excess from the 260.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 04:50:12 PM »
You should have a rectangular shape that fits over the centre part of the tank you made earlier.

Inflate a 160 about half way, make a 2 finger tulip/apple twist followed by two 1 finger pinch twists in your favourite method.
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