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Uncategorized Boards => Competitions => Topic started by: Kenny on April 11, 2013, 12:03:16 PM

Title: Balloon Snap, week 1. Bull Dog.
Post by: Kenny on April 11, 2013, 12:03:16 PM
Hi all, I have had some time on my hands lately and i was looking through all the old competitions, and I feel that this game is worth a second part.

So for those of you that don't know the rules: One person makes a sculpture, then we all try to copy the sculpture as best we can, the person who makes the best copy is the winner. The winner is picked at the end of each week by the original designer of the balloon sculpture. Then that winner must make a design for everyone to copy and they must choose a winner after a week...and so on.!

So it's like the well known card game SNAP!!

You can enter each game as many times as you like.

I'll get the ball rolling..

Have Fun.


My very own one balloon dog/bull dog, boxer etc.
Title: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: SoniaPayne on April 11, 2013, 12:18:04 PM
Nice boxer Kenny - may give this a go but not til tomorrow as have orders today :)
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: funat60 on April 12, 2013, 01:14:03 AM
Yes, I'm going to try it as well.  Very cute, but I doubt I can come close!
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Areyouhappydad on April 12, 2013, 10:46:19 AM
Wow that is hard! Just one balloon?
This is the best I have come up with so far and there was no room left to make the body.
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Kenny on April 12, 2013, 11:41:13 AM
There is a technique to it. I will be doing a tutorial on this sculpture at the end of the week, next week that is.

I did show a few people this design at one of Graham's days.

So im sure some of you know how to do it.

Hint Try inflating the balloon to just over half way, about half an inch over half way!!
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Areyouhappydad on April 12, 2013, 12:41:30 PM
I will have to wait for the tutorial. It is beyond my skills to figure it out.  :mrgreen:
Good game, good game!
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: phoenix on April 12, 2013, 02:37:27 PM
Hi Kenny,

You are the King of one balloon dogs !!!!!

Had a few disasters, then tried with a 160, and got some kind of demented lion/dog thing  :shock:

May have another go tonight  :D
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: magirob on April 12, 2013, 02:41:41 PM
Wow, that was tough from just 1 balloon, It took me 3 or 4 attempts and then something clicked and this was the result :D
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: phoenix on April 12, 2013, 02:59:49 PM
Excelent Rob...I've just worked out where I was going wrong....I was using the wrong colour Balloon !!!!

PS Loved the idea of a Dalmation for your 101st balloon  :D
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: magirob on April 12, 2013, 03:05:56 PM
Yes the Colour does help, I took the whole idea of the game literally, same balloon sculpture, same colour, same pose, I don't have a Dell Laptop to prop him up against tho :(

glad you liked the Dalmatian, had to be done for day 101 :D
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Kenny on April 12, 2013, 04:38:08 PM
Hi all,
Some good attempts there, keep them coming.

Kevin your almost there, I do like one balloon dogs, at least i did not put this one balloon dog in this game one-balloon-madness-t2283.html?hilit=one%20balloon%20madness (http://balloonchat.co.uk/one-balloon-madness-t2283.html?hilit=one%20balloon%20madness)

I do like this game. :)
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: funat60 on April 12, 2013, 11:50:34 PM
Well here is my effort, it really does have a tail like yours does.  (I take lousy pictures!!)
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Kenny on April 13, 2013, 03:00:01 PM
Hi Millie, I turned it around for you.. :)
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: funat60 on April 13, 2013, 04:37:42 PM
Thank you  :oops:
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Kenny on April 21, 2013, 01:15:22 PM
Hi all. Thanks for taking part in this game, some great attempts of the dog were made.

It was a hard decision, But the balloon snap title goes to Magirob!!

Well done Magirod!!

So Rob, you know the rules, you now make a sculpture and pick a winner next Sunday Or Monday.

I will do a tutorial of this sculpture next week!!  

Good Luck!!
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: Areyouhappydad on April 21, 2013, 01:36:41 PM
Well done Rob. Can't wait to try the model again using the tutorial. Perhaps I will end up with something other than a prop from embarrassing bodies! ;)
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: magirob on April 21, 2013, 05:16:17 PM
oh wow, thank you :-)  I will have to think of a design now, I will upload it tonight
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: magirob on April 21, 2013, 05:26:02 PM
I am now wondering how difficult to make it, do you all want a challenge? or something easier?
Title: Re: Balloon Snap Part 2.
Post by: magirob on April 21, 2013, 09:32:27 PM
Hello all - I have uploaded my design here - http://http://balloonchat.co.uk/balloon-snap-thomas-the-tank-engine-21st-april-2013-t6988.html

I dont think its too hard (or too easy) good luck :D

Rob