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February Competition (Fox)
« on: January 29, 2016, 02:49:43 PM »
This months complimentary pack in with the orders will have the balloons to make the Fox, I have used the colour Coral.
This will be the step by step guide that I will explain.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 04:04:50 PM »
A few variations that I made.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 04:07:30 PM »
The wolf, although possibly more a dog and a variation on the fox.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 04:08:10 PM »
I then tried a cat from the design.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 02:35:43 PM »
Here are the instructions for the Fox.

Inflate a black 260 approx. half way, the excess of this balloon can be used for the nose.

Make a 3 finger fold twist so approx. a 6 finger bubble, followed by a 2 finger pinch twist.

Make another 3 finger fold twist.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 02:49:24 PM »
Make two more 3 finger fold twists to make the feet of the fox.

Inflate the 260 Coral and leave 5 fingers un-inflated, I then made a fold twist slightly larger than my hand.
Between a 4/5 finger fold twist which would be approx. a 9 finger bubble.
Wrap the knot of the balloon through the fold twist a couple of times to secure tightly.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 02:51:35 PM »
Make a 2 finger bubble and then a 2 finger pinch twist.

Then a 4 finger twist for the first front leg, wrap this into the four black 3 finger fold twists.

Make another 4 finger bubble for the other front leg and twist this into the 2 finger pinch twist.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 02:53:41 PM »
You then need a 4 finger bubble for the body and a 2 finger pinch twist.

Then a 4 finger bubble for the first back leg that is twisted into the black fold twists.

Then the last 4 finger bubble twisted into the rear 2 finger pink twist for the second back leg.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 02:57:57 PM »
The length of tail will vary, on the occasions I have made the fox it varies between a 10/12 finger bubble in length.

Make a 2 finger bubble at the end of the balloon and twist this into the rear 2 finger pinch twist, so giving you a large fold twist.

Adjust the bubbles to look like in the picture.

Inflate a 160 white for the mouth/cheeks/tummy/tail. Leave approx. 5 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 3 finger fold twist.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 03:01:14 PM »
Then make another 3 finger fold twist followed by a 2 finger pinch twist.

I do not add this to the head of the fox till the end but you may want to add this now as it might be easier.

I then made two 4 finger bubbles and twisted the balloon back into the two 3 finger fold twists.
The nose will get attached here later.
If you have a look at the finished fox you might prefer a slightly longer face section so make these bubbles two 5 finger bubbles.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 03:06:45 PM »
The lower section of the mouth I made a 4 finger fold twist, if you are going for a longer mouth section then make a 5 finger fold twist here.

Attach this to the lower section of the head, I made a 2 finger bubble and twisted this into the pinch twist of the fox's neck.

You might prefer to break off the balloon here so you do not have the white bubble on the neck, then re-attach the white 160 at the pinch twist.
Or make as I have done and twist the 160 balloon a couple of extra times around the upper and lower neck and then pop the
white at the neck once the model is made.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2016, 03:12:40 PM »
Push the white 160 between the front legs for a white belly section, twist the 160 around the rear pinch twist.

As my tail was a 5 finger fold twist I made the two white bubbles on the 160 4 fingers in length and twisted the
second bubble back around the pinch twist and 2 finger bubble at the top of the rear legs.

If you have a longer or shorter tail here then make these last two bubbles so they are a comfortable push fit into the tail.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2016, 03:17:03 PM »
Make a 1.5 finger bubble for the nose, tie loosely so the nose does not look like a pinch twist or use the end of a balloon.

Leave some excess on the nose and push this down between the two 4 finger bubbles, I then pull the excess of the balloon tightly up the outside
of the bubbles and wrap around the nose before pulling the excess into the back section of the mouth at the top of the neck.

By attaching the nose this way it pulls the nose up and slightly backwards for a more pleasing look, well I think so.
Hide up any excess or cut off.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 03:19:45 PM »
Inflate a 160 coral approx. half way. Make a 4 finger bubble and a 3 finger bubble.

Make a 2 finger pinch twist that will be his eye in a while. Tie the knot of the balloon around the pinch twist.
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Re: February Competition (Fox)
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2016, 03:22:04 PM »
You then need a 2 finger bubble followed with the other 2 finger pinch twist that will be the second eye.

Make another 4 finger bubble and a 3 finger bubble and attach to the second pinch twist.
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