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September Competition (Swan)
« on: August 29, 2016, 06:08:01 PM »
With Pikachu being popular this month I was thinking perhaps I have been having designs that have
been a little too difficult? Not sure, so going with a nice simpler Swan design using a 350 and 260 white.
There will be a orange 350 in the complimentary bag so you can add this onto the beak if you wish.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 06:55:32 PM »
The instructions will be going up tonight for the Swan.
This is what is in the complimentary packs that we will be sending out with all the balloon orders this month.

If you do not buy from us then please still have a go and please post your effort onto the forum.
Closing date is 7th Oct and the winner of the DVD will be announced on the 8th Oct.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 09:08:21 PM »
Start with the white 350 and inflate leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.
After tying I then squeeze the air along so there is 5 fingers un-inflated.

Make approx. 8/9 finger bubble, then another to match followed by a 2/3 finger pinch twist.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 09:10:13 PM »
Tie the knot of the 350 balloon into the pinch twist securely.

Then inflate the white 260 leaving 4 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 6 finger and a 4 finger bubble.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 09:11:48 PM »
Make a 2 finger pinch twist and tie the knot of the 260 into this pinch twist securely.

Push the 260 between the two 8/9 finger bubbles of the 350.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 09:13:57 PM »
The pinch twist on the 260 wants to sit in the centre twist of the two 8/9 finger twists of the 350.

Them make a 5 finger and then an 8/9 finger bubble, the second twist wraps into the pinch twist of the 350.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 09:17:22 PM »
You then need to match the wings of the swan, make a 8/9 finger bubble and a 5 finger bubble.
Twist this around the 260 pinch twist.

To make the swan look a little rounder the last twist in the 260 will fit between the two 8/9 finger
twists in the 250. I made this last bubble a 6/7 finger bubble so the 350 balloon will curve slightly.
Twist the 260 around the front 350 pinch twist.
Then deflate and discard the rest of the 260 balloon.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 09:22:17 PM »
Place the tail of the swan, the 6 finger and 4 finger bubble in between the two wings.
They will sit snugly.
Now to shape the swans head, you will have approx. a 3 finger bubble, pull this down
the neck of the swan while slightly stretching it. Place your thumb half way on the un-inflated beak
and with your other hand at the bottom of the neck give a sharp and excessive squeeze.

Fingers crossed the shape of the swans head will form. You might have to squeeze the top of the
head and the bottom of the neck a few times to get the desired shape that is pleasing to your eye.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 09:25:31 PM »
Add the artwork for the eyes.
As an extra you can colour the beak, cut the 350 orange to the desired size.
I think mine was a 2 finger bubble.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 09:29:45 PM »
With your thumb and forefingers stretch open
the 350 and slide the orange balloon over the 350 un-inflated white section of the beak.

You will notice the end of the orange does not sit nice and looks deflated as in the picture.
Top tip here, before stretching this over the 350 white put a pinhole or two in the orange 350
so the air can get in between the two balloons.
Sometimes you do have to mouth inflate the puff of air in the 350 orange.

Good luck,
if you do make the swan please post your efforts and let us know if the instructions are OK to follow.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 09:30:54 PM »
The necks do vary, so please make one or two and decide what is more pleasing to your eye.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 01:43:47 PM »
Great instructions. Please see my entry.
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 02:32:35 PM »
Hi Graham

Awesome model this month.  Great instructions. I love doing swans

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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2016, 03:07:46 PM »
Quote from: "Bradley B"
Great instructions. Please see my entry.
Thanks for entering Bradley, next time could you make the neck a little shorter perhaps?
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Re: September Competition (Swan)
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2016, 10:15:31 AM »
Looking at it now, i think my swans neck may be a little long too. 1st time I used 350's though
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