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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2015, 04:53:05 PM »
You then need to make the barrel of the tank, I made mine 5 fingers but anything from 4/6 fingers would work. You then need two more 1 finger bubbles and then a
slightly larger 1.5/2 finger bubble. You have to make a loop around the 260 apple/tulip twist you made in the first 260, you can either hold this in place and loop it
around and back into the 3 pinch twists or measure the loop, mine was 8 fingers long.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2015, 04:56:26 PM »
Slip the loop over the tulip/apple twist, then inflate a 260 for the tracks of the tank. You might be able to get both tracks from the one balloon but I used one for each track.
Make fourteen 2 finger bubbles and tie the 260 together, slip these bubbles over the pinch twists on the body of the tank.
You could make the tracks from a 160 balloon, that might be more pleasing to your eye........we are all different.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 04:59:17 PM »
Make another track of fourteen 2 finger bubbles for the other side and attach, hopefully your tank will look similar'ish to mine.
If you do make it then please post it here on the forum, it might encourage others to try as well...........thanks!
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2015, 05:02:37 PM »
A little plug, I have two tank designs on two DVD's,
volume 7, Live In Holland http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/quala ... dvd-vol-7/
and Blossom with Geo's Vol 9 http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/quala ... -shipping/

Just in case anyone would like to purchase  :)
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2015, 10:18:30 AM »
As I had the double body laying around from the instructions I thought I would put that into the outer shell I made, I think I prefer it to be honest.
And side by side.
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Re: September Model of the Month 2014 (Tank)
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 11:50:30 PM »
I had a bit of time today where I was working so had a play with a variation on the tank Idea.
This one is made from 350 for the body and sides and 260's for the tracks.
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