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TS



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Green Kites? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've just got a cheap 30m of green Ripstop and can't decide what to make. I want to do a large inflatable - but can't make my mind up! I have a lot of other colors as well - but the majority has to be green!

So far I've been thinking of a big Mike Wosawski from the Monsters Inc movie, a godzilla (but i'm not too sure how this would work out) or a fish of some sort.

Anyone got any other ideas?

- Dave Question
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A frog with lot's of little tadpole windsocks as laundry...

Or a Turtle, dragon, etc..

--Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day.
How about you sell it to me? Smile Smile <chuckle>

Or, a long, fat snake. Big at the front, with a shaped head, and a long, tapering body. Add some stripes of you other colors now and then to break up the green.
The head could be a big 3d shape and include a yawning, gapeing mouth with big 'ol fangs and a forked tounge that hangs down and flaps. Red cored eyes inside white, bulging eyes and hooded by green/black slanting brows.
And a <?> shape along his nose, and up between the eyes and over his head.

Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at my face. Does this give you any idea? Very Happy Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smarties wrote:
Look at my face. Does this give you any idea? Very Happy Laughing Wink


Ooohh, yeahh, that WOULD be cool!! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not really an inflatable, but a friend that I fly with in Grand Haven made a large chinese dragon windsock. It's at least fifty foot long., ( probably longer , but I am not sure of the size.) Bright green with a orange and yellow striped belly. Bulging eyes and a row of spikes down the back. Long black Fu-Man-Chu wiskers from around the mouth. It really looks inpressive hanging from his line and would be easier to make, ( shapes wise, ) than an Inflatable.


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HERE[/url] is the plans for this goldfish, ( needs to be translated.)











HERE
are the plans for this, ( also need trnslated.)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

Thanks for the ideas. The snake sounds like a good one - would be nice to make it menacing and not too happy like the Lynn creatures! My father has already done a large Rowland frog. The plans for the Muräne look interesting - maybe i'll have a go at that, but I'd really like to do something a bit more original!

-Dave Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now is the time to start your kite buiding with a theme..

Underwater, flowers, mythical creatures (you could start with a dragon or look at Ramlal Tien's kites at ZOONE), Geometric shapes (look at most of Ron Gibbion's kites) etc...

I am thinking down the lines of either flowers, tie dye or turtles for myself... but I dont think I could stick to one theme, but maybe I can....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It definitely has to be an evil theme - just noticed that smarties post was number 666 for him (evil LOL) !

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my youngest son is into teenage mutant ninjas. Watch that cartoon once or twice, and I am sure you could find an image. make sure you include the rat.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmmmmmmmm.. green Try as I might i've never got round to using my green stash of rip stop. I had it in mind to do a massive Edo of the Hulk in Marvel comic styley.... My son is also into the turtles and his 2004 calender has some excellent artwork.... I've often thought of a Dragon kite but never been brave enough to do soft 3d kites. What about a big thunderbird 2 that would be cool !
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the snake is definetely a good idea... Keep us poste on your progress!!

It's funny that we are talking about green Ripstop.. I am also having a hard time using it.

I have a number of really long triangle shaped pieces (from a sail maker), almost in the same shape as the tails on a Pyro Delta... so do you think a Green Pyro would look good..?

Maybe I will start using it as accent colors on sport kites...

What is it about green that keeps us from using it??

--Bill
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well guys //// Rolling Eyes just send all the green that you have ! I will make good use of it ! a 30 foot frog ... a 30 ft turtle another dragon ! eh just send it and you will see get used *smile* just had to say it ! Wink Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the green had been in the store for a long time - it had a 75% discount - I couldn't say no - so I took what was left on the roll! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TS,

Can you update your profile to include your location???
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've updated the profile, but it isn't much use to you over the pond!

The store doesn't have a standard stock of Ripstop, they just get random roles now and again - sometimes you are lucky and get some good stuff, other times nothing at all!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:13 pm    Post subject: Green Ripstop Reply with quote

Hi there,

I'm contemplating a large apple, with possibly a grub emerging from a hole????
So if you can't use the green offer it to others at a reasonable price.

TTFN,


Very Happy Selwyn Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Green <a href= Reply with quote

selwynforster wrote:
Hi there,

I'm contemplating a large apple, with possibly a grub emerging from a hole????


Neat idea Smile I like that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:32 am    Post subject: Re: Green <a href= Reply with quote

Progcraft wrote:
selwynforster wrote:
Hi there,

I'm contemplating a large apple, with possibly a grub emerging from a hole????


Neat idea Smile I like that.

P.


I like it too. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the porta john companys here have green ones Very Happy

sorry I resisted as long as I could
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