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arisuta
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« on: April 21, 2012, 04:27:03 AM »

I hope the pictures are visible as I am having trouble even viewing them on my computer. I had a lesson involving insects today and I had made a butterfly, a caterpillar, a ladybird(bug), a giant spider and a bee but I wanted to make an ant. I only had ten minutes and wanted to make something like Felix Yoldi's huge ant but I didn't have the time and I hadn't actually viewed the tutorial, (sorry Felix), I suddenly thought of using a couple of 5" rounds, twisting one for the head and upper body, tying the nozzles together and adding 160s for legs. The legs were a problem as the four twisted together didn't want to lie straight so I had to inflate a small bubble from a scrap of 160, twist it in half, tie it around the joint and then ear twist the two bubbles, that allowed the legs to sit nicely. I suppose you could add a raisin or two to allow you to add proper antennae and eyes but I din't have time. Hope you like it.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 05:32:39 PM »

Looks good and I love the face!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 05:33:24 PM »

Looks amazing to me. great job
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 02:51:27 AM »

Cheers guys, just simple and quick but it did the job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 04:32:02 AM »

Is the head,abdomen and thorax all one balloon?
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 11:21:21 AM »

from what it looks like its 1 5inch round split into head and torso and then the butt is another one but that's just what i think
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 07:14:09 PM »

Yeah 2 balloons if I understand the directions right used a couple of rounds twisted one for the head and thorax and tied the nozzles together.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 11:43:00 PM »

That's right Dougy. One for the head and upper thorax, (?). If you make a pair of legs first it saves you holding the first twist between your knees while you twist them. I guess I could make a YouTube tutorial. It's been a while and I need the practice. Cheers guys.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 10:31:17 AM »

Here's a couple of photos of a bee I also made for the lesson. It's very simple I know, a bee body with a pinch twist in the middle and a white 260 fully inflated, tied end to end and folded into four petal twists, two large, two small and twisted into the body, simple.


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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 12:41:48 PM »

Nice idea on the art work, I have never given them hands before but very cute
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 03:50:58 PM »

Here's a couple of photos of a bee I also made for the lesson. It's very simple I know, a bee body with a pinch twist in the middle and a white 260 fully inflated, tied end to end and folded into four petal twists, two large, two small and twisted into the body, simple.


I tried to make a bee just like yours and it turned out adorable. Pics to come. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 09:19:19 AM »

Hey Irish, cheers lass. I just assumed that everyone knew how to make a bee. I hadn't a clue really but went about it like a butterfly but using two balloons. I have no clue how one is supposed, (?), to make a bee. Looking forward to your pics. I've found that the trouble with the ant is that the 160 legs deflate long before the 5" rounds. i guess double stuffing the 160s is the answer to that one.
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