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Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:34:53 PM »
This can be either a space gun, machine gun or even a hair dryer. Both the balloons were inflated to around 3 fingers un-inflated.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 02:38:06 PM »
Once you have made the three loops to carry on with the slace gun or machine gun you would just make an extra large loop from the remainder of the 260 balloon. But if you want a smaller gun or possibly a hair dryer just push the remainder of the 260 through the loops as in the second picture here.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 02:41:28 PM »
With the second balloon carry on as per the pictures. I do stretch this balloon before inflating and also when the balloon is inflated just pull the balloon through your hand with some friction to warm the balloon up, this will stretch it up to an extra 3/4 inches longer (75-100mm)
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 02:43:24 PM »
Carrying on;
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 02:47:58 PM »
Have the space gun with the bigger loop over the wrist or arm area;
For a different look it easily turns into a machine gun, put the bigger loop over the top of the smaller loop resting between loop two and three.
The second balloon that comes through all three loops needs a pinch twist close to the last loop to help the overall shape of the gun.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 02:52:23 PM »
The blue bubble in the above post second picture number 14 needs to be pushed into the last loop once the last part of the handle has been wrapped around this bubble to again help the shape of the gun for the overall look.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 09:40:43 AM »
Hi Graham.

Great Gun. The kids love this one.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2010, 11:21:15 AM »
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Hi Graham.

Great Gun. The kids love this one.

Thanks for sharing.
It's nice to know that it's of use to someone, I still prefer my other two balloon machine gun but this is more space type and less threatening in the PC world we live in.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 05:22:37 AM »
Hi Graham

You are talking about your other gun , is it the one you posted in the Esquire Magazine Shoot post?
thanks
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2010, 05:53:43 AM »
Super cool, I like the fact that you can make a few different items with that design.
I had to laugh......... because it reminded me of tuberware. I wonder if you all have that product over there. Most likely do. Anyway, neat stuff Graham
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010, 09:56:05 AM »
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Hi Graham
You are talking about your other gun , is it the one you posted in the Esquire Magazine Shoot post?
thanks
Yes that's the one, well spotted. Just off out to do a balloon modelling gig all day so will try and find a picture of it and put here later on, if I forget can someone remind me, cheers.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 10:22:34 AM »
Hi Graham.

I use this gun a lot of the time aswell. I came up with for a magic trick one day. It shoots aswell.
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2010, 08:16:23 PM »
Hi Graham,
I'm having troubles with this machine gun  :x , I can't get to make the third small loop otherwise I end up to short for the big one. I tried several times (making the loops smaller, pulling before to inflate...), but nothing works so far. Well it still looks nice with two loops, but I really would like to do it as it is shown.

thanks
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Re: Space/Machine Gun Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 11:54:26 PM »
Glad you like the gun, it's only two loops around though, so hopefully you have it. Can you post a picture for us to see?
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