Britain's Got Talent, Balloon Modelling

Started by Graham Lee, May 09, 2024, 04:06:55 PM

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Graham Lee

Just been informed that this Sunday night, 12th May, not Saturday as the Eurovision song contest is on there might be a balloon act on the show  ;D  ;D  ;D
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This picture was just posted on the Instagram page for Britain's Got Talent, This was an act that David Crofts
performed and I spent three days helping him build the designs.

We do have a few pictures as we built the design so I will start posting those from tomorrow after the programme has aired this evening.
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It was aired for a very short time on BGT last night unfortunately.
They did post a longer clip on the BGT Instagram page if anyone would like to take a look,

https://www.instagram.com/p/C64TqxWCNSl/
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Here are the start of the pictures then, we built this the first week of February.

The first Drum skin was not tight enough, they got better as we built them and the first one we did replace later in the build.
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The second drum skin had a closer weave.
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The third Drum skin looked OK as well, the larger drum you would have thought was the big base Drum but these are all side and snare Drums.
The Judges that were going to be weaved would be 8 feet tall so the design had to be really big so the scale kept correct.
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The start of the base Drum.
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It would be OK if I knew what I was talking about... ROFL
In the above post where I mention the start of the base Drum, that was in fact another side Drum.

Picture 15, this is the start of the very large and oversized base Drum.

We did change the skin on the small middle Drum later in the build.
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The base Drum coming along.
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Trying to get the Symbol to lay flat was a little tricky, you have to get sizing exactly right which we did not unfortunately.
It did look a little better once we had finished weaving it, but still not as flat as we would have liked.
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More Symbols being weaved.
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We did also make some stands, the Blue oblong columns for another idea but this did not get used on the show.
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We replaced one of the Drum skins here so they all did look similar.
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The start of another day.
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David was working on the Guitars while I finished off the Drum set.
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