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Model of the Month
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:27:39 PM »
I'm just working out the next model of the month for June,
at the moment either the horse or the two balloon sausage dog.
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Re: Model of the Month
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
The two white horses are slightly different in design.
Working out what goes together best and sits nicely.
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Re: Model of the Month
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
Playing with the horse design.
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June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 01:29:26 PM »
This months challenge is going to be the Horse/Pony design we have been playing about with.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 07:09:35 PM »
Some variations I made today.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 07:10:22 PM »
I changed the eyes, the wild berry eyes looked a little scary to me.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 07:12:45 PM »
I will put the instructions up soon.
This is what will come in the complimentary packs with all balloon orders for June.
If you make the design and post it then you will be entered into the draw to win a balloon modelling DVD.

If you do not purchase from us then no problem, please join in for fun.
It's always nice to see some variations on a theme.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 10:10:31 AM »
Here come the instructions for the horse/pony. It would not take much to make the design a unicorn as well.

So inflate the white 260 leaving approx. 6 fingers un-inflated.
Twist a 2 finger and a 2.5 finger bubble and make into two pinch twists.
I have the larger bubble as the lower mouth section.

Then twist a 4 finger bubble and a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 10:12:01 AM »
Make another 4 finger bubble and twist into the mouth section
followed by a 5 finger bubble back to the 1.5 finger pinch twist.

Then make a 5 finger bubble for the neck of the horse and then a two 2 finger pinch twist.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
Then make the second 2 finger pinch twist.
The last section of the white 260 should be a 5 finger bubble for the first leg.

Inflate the Caribbean Blue 240 for the feet, only inflate about half as you will not use all the balloon.
Make a 3 finger fold twist followed by a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 10:17:06 AM »
Then three more 3 finger fold twists for the feet of the horse.

Attach the 5 finger leg bubble into the fold twist from the first balloon.

Inflate the next 260 white leaving 6 fingers un-inflated and attach into the fold twists.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 10:19:13 AM »
Make a 5 finger bubble and twist into the two pinch twists.
Then make another 5 finger bubble for the body and a 1.5 finger pinch twist.
The tail and rear legs will attach around this pinch twist.

Make another 5 finger bubble for one of the rear legs and twist this around the four fold twists.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 10:22:00 AM »
Then the last leg is another 5 finger bubble twisted into the rear pinch twist
and then another 5 finger body bubble twisted into the two front pinch twists.

I then make a 4 finger and 1 finger bubble for the last body bubble.
For me this makes the body shape down slightly at the back.
(You could just have another 5 finger bubble)
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 10:25:28 AM »
The 4 finger and 1 finger bubbles and pushed into the centre of the top body bubbles.

Inflate the white 160 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated, attach this to the front two pinch twists.
Make three bubbles to fit up the side of the neck so approx. 1.5 finger sections.

You then need to make an ear, I made a 4 finger and 2.5 finger bubble.
This could be smaller or bigger depending on what you prefer.
In grey bigger as the design could then be a donkey.
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Re: June Competition (Horse/Pony)
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 10:27:54 AM »
Twist the ear bubbles around the pinch twist and then twist another 4 and 2.5 finger bubble for the other ear.
Attach around the same pinch twist.

Make 3 more approx. 1.5 finger bubbles for down the horses neck and twist into the pinch twists.

You then need a 5 finger bubble twisted into the rear pinch twist.
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