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Knoxious
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Member Since: 25th Feb 2002
Total posts: 420
Posted:Ok... I'm broching the un-brochable...modelling balloons...yes my secret is out! I make balloon models and I love it! hah! there it has been said...

So who else on HoP does it? Mech, Bovril and?.....

And after 'inventing' (as there's nothing new under the sun) Dragon/Devil Wings ---> any one know a good recipie for horns?

NB: This thread is off-limits to Bluecat - cuz mate if yer girly was to find out....eek

smile dave



ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:I make baloon modeles to.
Its part of my job.
i don't know any recipies for horns but i invented a really cool pirate sword thing if you would like the instructions.
Its funnie i can make general models too fast now my boss dosent give me baloon jobs any more cos i use to many ballons in the alotted time and it costs to much.

missie


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mech
mech

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Posted:yep that would be me mate,

i had a recipe for horns, but i dont knwo how to explain it to you, you wnat a halo with a bar in eth moddle, bend teh two outsides up and srt of sort ear tist them at teh poibts then hide the twist to make then look pointie, and sit on head?

sorry mate,

hope to trade tricks again soon, have you tried that crown yet?


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T&B
T&B

Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
Posted:Balloon modeling cool

possibly the best comic circus type act i've seen involed a man climbing into a griant balloon and jumping about the stage

p.s. i can only do a dog and a dolphin (nethier of which have horns)


Maybe I should change this too something abit nicer, humm no I still think your all Ccensoredt


vaperloc...the mighty
vaperloc...the mighty

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Location: Ft worth Texas
Member Since: 12th Aug 2002
Total posts: 466
Posted:I can do a dog...and ummmm a snake,a bat ,a stick,a belt

There are no obstacles only challenges.
Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
[colour."green"}What would willie do?

AHH theres too many wee leprechauns i cannae squash them all


arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:wave - Thanks to Bov... and this book my mother gave me like five years ago...

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men


Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Anyone tried fire balloon modelling?? biggrin

Sorry, couldn't help it...I'll get back on topic now. tongue



Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:um I can do fairy wings!!! thanks to bov... yay bov!

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


mech
mech

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Posted:well ill teach you some stuff if you like when i get out to oz?

i know im no bovril, but i would like to knwo ballon wings, and i can teach you braclets, ladybird, helicopter and butterfly (thankx to knox for the last two) and a few others, like mental hats, and games?


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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Shoulda asked me Mech! Apart from a rather deformed poodle, and angel-wings-halo combo is the only thing i can make!

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The pessimist fears this is true.

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mech
mech

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Posted:ploythene darling ladyness! when have i seen you to ask you?

hug

thank you for the though though!

ill teach you dogs if you teach me wings ok?

ill teach you the two dogs i make, one snoopy and teh other one is the advanced poodle!


Step (el-nombrie)


TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Written by: mech

i know im no bovril, <snip>



I think my prowess with balloons has been greatly overstated, I don't think I'm as good as people seem to think I am.

Anyway, advanced poodle? sounds interesting, which bits are different to the standard dog balloon?

I'm not too great at balloon headwear, but I'll have a think about how to make a pair of horns and see what I can come up with.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


mech
mech

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Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:extra twista for feet at font and diff way of doing head a lil like bear face only with two ears and nost pushed though

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: TheBovrilMonkey

I think my prowess with balloons has been greatly overstated, I don't think I'm as good as people seem to think I am.




nope, you;re definitely wrong there.

your eye of thudera and that teddy bear in a spacesuit thing were the ones that blew me away biggrin


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I'd forgotten that I could make the sword of omens, I think I'll have to try one again soon smile



I've been trying to make some horns and this is what I've come up with - it's not great but it's a start. They're quite over-exaggerated, but obviously it'd be quite easy to adjust the length.


Inflate a balloon so you've filled about a foot of it with air.
Squeeze all the air from the knot end down the balloon until you've got about an inch left at the non-knot end.
Make a 1 inch bubble, then a 1 inch ear twist, then squeeze the rest of the balloon and make it into a curve.
Do all of that again with another balloon
Twist both balloons together at the base of the curved bubble
Tie both the knots together.





I've got some pictures here, I've made them with two different colours to make it easier to see which bits go where.



There's two problems with them that I can see.

The first is that both horns come out of the forehead, rather than just above the temples, which I reckon would be much cooler. I'm playing around with a 3 balloon pair of horns to see what I can come up with.

The second is that the bit that goes around your head get tangled in hair pretty easily - not a problem if I'm going to wear it myself but I wouldn't be keen on giving it to someone with long hair.



What d'you reckon? What could I do to them to make them better?

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Knoxious
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Member Since: 25th Feb 2002
Total posts: 420
Posted:Damn can't see picture...


mech
mech

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Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:knox, i know hwat hes talking about, if you are going to be near spitz nxt week, ill show you thn?

its like an alien bobble hat but in reverse!


Step (el-nombrie)


Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:I've just uploaded some of the sculptures I'm particularly proud of into my gallery... Charles Balloon & Child & Fire Gallery

For easy instantly recognisable horns, simply insert a 160 into a 260 and tie the nipple end into a knot so the two balloons are locked together at the end.

Then inflate it and it will curl up into a tight spiral that looks exactly like a rams horn!

It looks great, is quick and easy, and even non-balloon sculptors usually recognise it on it's own, before it's even attached to anything else.

I'll make one and add it to my gallery shortly...


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mech
mech

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Posted:wow charles the image called Yaqub again, 5 months ...

is REALLY life like, how many ballons did it take to make that beautiful lil angel?

sorry couldnt help myslef! biggrin

hug


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Charles
Charles

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Posted:It is pretty lifelike, I admit, but more of a case of latex SHORTAGE than latex quantity...

biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

what about the others (ya smarty!!!) wink


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mech
mech

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Posted:this is why i wanna come see ya, cos i wanna steal all your lil ballon ideas..:D

no seriously man, over the plane blew me away, i dont knwo why, its just blooming cool!

the aliens is wicked, the guy looks really hard, but the plane is just wow! biggrin


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littlepyrowhosnameisamber
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Location: melbourne (berwick)
Member Since: 20th Apr 2003
Total posts: 14
Posted:i'll been baloon modelling since i was a little kid (performing parent,must be in blood) and i love it too. people really appreciate it, they're faces just light up when they watch you, then you give them a little baloon giraffe.


Charles
Charles

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Posted:you wait till you make them a skill game like the playing field where you have to shoot a balloon ball over the goal posts.

Their face will crack open with a HUGE smile...


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Charles
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Posted:I've loaded the finished horn picture onto my gallery as well, now. I left one end a bit longer as its easier to see the way it comes out, but it can be spiralled thw whole way around...

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Charles
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Posted:BUMP!

Here is the horn figure, with the elongated start...


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted:Nice pics Charles, I think I've seen a couple before, maybe when you posted about your helicopter.

I think I might try making some decent horns using those curled up balloons, they're pretty cool.



When I was staying with Arsn and Valura, I was challenged to make a seventeenth century carousel, because Sideshow Luke Perry makes one in the simpsons.



It took between two and three hours and just over fifty balloons smile



here's a picture

For a bit of scale, here's a picture of part of it, modelled by my lovely assistant Arsn tongue


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StarlyStar
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Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK
Member Since: 21st Jul 2004
Total posts: 78
Posted:now i want to do balloon modelling smile


Charles
Charles

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Posted:Here's a gas BBQ I made yesterday...Came out pretty good huh?



Balloon BBQ in Charles HoP Gallery

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rarr
rarr

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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 121
Posted:that has much wooness biggrin.. although I don't fancy the chances of cooking anything on it smile


Charles
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Posted:Anything 'lite' will do.

It even comes full of gas! (groan)


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pricklyleaf
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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Just started balloon modelling biggrin

I've been wanting to for a while, then i did a workshop at the scotish convention this weekend and I'm instantly hooked.

I have a question, I missed the second workshop where they made a 6 petal flower to go acrobalancing. The flower looks so much nicer than the 4 petal flower than I can make, but I can't quite work out how to do it. Is there anyone who can help, I've looked on a balloonHQ and done other searches on google, but I can't find what I'm looking for.

Could any of you help?

Also, could anyone recommend any good balloon modelling books, with lots of models, preferbly that will start at a beginner level and progress further.

Thanks!


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