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January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« on: December 30, 2020, 02:28:11 PM »
I have gone with the Jet as the model of the month. I first made the design way back in December 2016.
Not sue how its missed out this long on being model of the month.
I might have tweaked it a little since then but looking back at the pictures it looks very similar.

If anyone would like to help out then we have started up the "Buy Me A Coffee"
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It will all help to keep the forum running....Thanks XXxx

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I keep changing the size of the wings, these ones here are 9 and 6 finger bubbles.
I will post some pictures at the end where they are 12 and 6 and then 8 and 5.
You have to choose the look you prefer.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2020, 10:32:23 AM »
Here we go then with the instructions for model of the month, first one for 2021.
Wishing everyone a very "Happy New Year" XXxx

Inflate the Red 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 9 finger bubble, then two 6 finger bubbles and then another 9 finger bubble.
The rest of the balloon can be used for the nose cone of the Jet,
this is 3 fingers uninflated and then a 3 finger bubble.

I have tried the wings with different sizes for different looks, I have tried 10 and 5,
8 and 5 and even 12 and 8. Try a few and decide what look you prefer.

Inflate the next 260 leaving 6 fingers un-inflated and make two 1.5 finger pinch twists.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2020, 10:37:55 AM »
You then need a 5 finger bubble and 1 finger pinch twist,
then another 5 finger bubble followed by two 1.5 finger pinch twists.

Then make a 5 finger bubble back to the 1 finger pinch twist and then
another 5 finger bubble back to the other double pinch twist.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 10:46:26 AM »
Make another 5 finger bubble and a 1 finger pinch twist, this will be the underside of the Jet.
Then another 5 finger bubble and attach to the double pinch twist.

For the rear section of the Jet inflate the 160 Red leaving 6 fingers
un-inflated and attach to one of the double pinch twists.
Make a 3 finger bubble and a 1 finger pinch twist.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2020, 10:49:41 AM »
Make another 3 finger bubble and a 6 finger bubble. Twist this this back into the double pinch twist.

You then need a 4 finger bubble and a 2 finger bubble, this is twisted around the 1 finger pinch twist.
To match up the rear section then make a 2 finger bubble and a
4 finger bubble and twist this into the double pinch twists.

The rest of the 160 Red you will use for the centre of the Jet.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2020, 11:00:58 AM »
The double 5 finger bubbles being the top of the Jet. Take the wings and push these into the centre of the Jet.
The larger wing bubble is towards the front of the Jet.

Take the remainder of the 160 Red and attach to the centre pinch twist, the underside of the Jet.
Make a 1 finger bubble and as you hold tightly the top and bottom section
of the Jet together twist the 160 into the top pinch twist.

Make sure you are pushing the centre of the Jet sections tightly together.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2020, 11:05:37 AM »
Then make another 1 finger bubble and twist back into the lower pinch twist,
again holding the centre of the Jet tightly together.

(The 160 has to go between the wings of the Jet when attaching the 1 finger bubbles)

Its easier to attach the cockpit here, I used a Black 260.
Inflate a 4 finger bubble and attach to the double pinch twist and to the top centre pinch twist.
I have used a Clear balloon and also a chrome Silver before for the cockpit.
Try a few and see what you prefer.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 11:13:13 AM »
Now push the top 1 finger pinch twist into the centre of the Jet towards the rear section.

Then take the 160 Red and wrap this tightly over the top of the Jet back to the lower centre pinch twist.
Hold the top and bottom of the Jet tightly together while doing this.

At this point I deflate the 160 and then wrap this up and down tightly between the two centre
pinch twists so that this helps to hold the Jet securely together in the centre.

Attach the 3 finger nose cone to the front of the Jet and hopefully your Jet will look a little like mine.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 11:16:25 AM »
The Jet finished with wings 9 and 6 finger bubbles. The third picture is with the wings being I think 10 and 5.
So you can see the different shape.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 11:20:52 AM »
The first picture so you can see the wing shape difference. 10 and 5 is on the left, 9 and 6 on the right

In the second picture the wings being 8 and 5 finger bubbles is on the left and 9 and 6 on the right.
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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2020, 11:23:34 AM »
Hope the Jet is of use to a few and if anyone would like to buy me a coffee that would be very much appreciated.
It helps to keep the forum online and being able to keep making the tutorials here on Balloon Chat and on my
YouTube channel, BalloonTube.

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Re: January Model of the Month (Jet Plane)
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 12:49:20 PM »
With the chrome Silver for the cockpit and I changed the front of the Jet as well.
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