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023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:46:41 PM »
THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS

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Available from http://www.balloonjam.com/bonnie/ priced $25 shipped via email.

Bonnie has an impressive collection of PDFs. This one comes 22 different designs all of which are carefully explained with accurate measurements and photos. The key thing here is that the basic structure for the thunder thigh can be easily adapted for many other models. Let's see what we have here...

ALIEN DUDE

A wonderful alien, easy to construct with some nice movement with the antennae. Bonnie's wonderful leg design allows the model to be tilted forward and backwards by the body joint so without much difficulty the balloon can be free standing.

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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 09:53:38 PM »
CALF

A great Calf or Cow using a blush heart for the mouth. The use of black ink patches adds character. I don't think any of these designs are suitable for linework but this one is pretty quick if working a restaurant or other event. Really nice.

[attachment=0:2l3jfnp2]128-calf.jpg[/attachment:2l3jfnp2]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 09:55:35 PM »
CHICK

A great chicken. The red comb on top looks neat and in my attempt the wings could have been a little longer so they curled upwards more. The double bubble feet are a nice variation.

[attachment=0:38ynkm5v]129-chick.jpg[/attachment:38ynkm5v]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 09:58:44 PM »
DOG

An interesting head shape for the dog but I have the feeling that it looks a little too large for the body I made. Perhaps I needed to be a little more careful with the measurements. The ears are cleverly attached. As with all these designs there are always little things you can apply to other models.

[attachment=0:3hzerlhq]130-dog.jpg[/attachment:3hzerlhq]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 10:11:58 PM »
DUCKLING

A simple version of the Chicken. Quick to make and looks nice. Not too much else to say about this one.

[attachment=0:1e3rcgig]131-duckling.jpg[/attachment:1e3rcgig]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 12:31:37 PM »
EAGLE

A really great eagle with excellent neck design. This model is a little more tricky than the other birds in this series but well wort h it.

[attachment=0:2xw02mqd]132-eagle.jpg[/attachment:2xw02mqd]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 12:34:13 PM »
ELEPHANT

This model contains once of my less favourite techniques of trying to add shape to 260 balloon ears. My attempt makes then look more rounded and not particularly good. The trunk isn't long enough in my opinion and whilst it looks like an elephant I feel there are slightly better ones around.

[attachment=0:ppxzcpr3]133-elephant.jpg[/attachment:ppxzcpr3]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 09:56:53 PM »
HIPPO

A lovely hippo with a heart shaped mouth. Using some careful artwork the effect is great and this one looks really nice. Squeezing the ears under the head bubble can be a bit of a struggle.

[attachment=0:y06pr0ux]134-hippo.jpg[/attachment:y06pr0ux]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 12:05:21 AM »
KANGEROO

A nice looking character but not convinced this one passes as a kangeroo. Perhaps the addition of a pouch would help. Easy to make especially when you have made all the other designs first. Not suitable for line work.

[attachment=0:3jxz4a16]135-kangeroo.jpg[/attachment:3jxz4a16]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 12:01:59 AM »
KITTEN

A passable cat but not really sure how this one looks like a kitten. Even so it is fairly quick to make and the face is nice.

[attachment=0:2zxw4rw1]136-kitten.jpg[/attachment:2zxw4rw1]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 10:09:06 PM »
LIZARD

I really like this Lizard but when I've shown this one to a few people they haven't a clue what it is! The tail at the rear makes the model free standing.

[attachment=0:2nev5spt]137-lizard.jpg[/attachment:2nev5spt]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 10:11:19 PM »
MONKEY

It's hard to write too many original comments about these models as they are based on the same body design. This monkey face doesn't look quite right to me and again my own kids didn't know what it was supposed to be. Maybe replacing the head with the simple one designed on Don Caldwell's famous monkey would be better.

[attachment=0:cb358dnd]138-monkey.jpg[/attachment:cb358dnd]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 10:13:13 PM »
MOUSE

An effective mouse. I think that white eyes would be better than Bonnie's choice of black ones. The ears are a nice edition and again it can be free standing if required.

[attachment=0:1k3yti0g]139-mouse.jpg[/attachment:1k3yti0g]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 10:15:15 PM »
PANDA

Other than the black and white balloons I struggle to see this one as a Panda. The head reminds me more of a seal face (if made in grey) or another form of animal. I really do like this head design but I may adapt it for a different type of animal.

[attachment=0:yckxv2ky]140-panda.jpg[/attachment:yckxv2ky]
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Re: Balloon Review 023 - THUNDER THIGHS BY BONNIE PDFS
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 06:40:25 PM »
PENGUIN

A fairly simple and quick penguin to make. The feet are good and the overall impression is a chubby penguin. Other penguin colours such as grey can be added for different variations.

[attachment=0:23m30j9g]141-penguin.jpg[/attachment:23m30j9g]
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