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    Vintage Swiftwind Bouncy Horse

    hey friends, just wanted to share with you the project I am making for my daughter currently, it has been time consuming, but I wanted to share two pictures



    I stripped down the paint, and repainted the entire horse white.




    This is an old picture, i actually already fixed the purple color. I still need to add shading with an airbrush gun (i have never used one before, so this is going to be new) and figure out how i am handling the horn and wings, but it has been so much fun.

    its a bouncy horse so i am cleaning up the rest of the parts as well, the wooden parts, and metal bottom.


    comments, questions, and thoughts are welcomed!!@!

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    sweet!
    your daughter is definitely a lucky girl!

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    Looks amazing. I hope my daughter doesn't see this. She'll want me to make one for her.

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    Very cool and very clever. I can't wait to see it finished.

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    Great Idea. Can't wait to see the horn & wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zargon View Post
    Great Idea. Can't wait to see the horn & wings.
    yeah, there are two options I am looking into.

    1. would be since it is Halloween season, to find actual wings from a costume shop, so that the wings are big, and will be more full. the problem would be attaching them. this also would be the option with horn then as well. something soft, maybe foam, again from a costume type of shop.

    2. the way i am leaning though, would be to actually make out of wood, a small horn (i wouldnt want it too long or sharp) and wings that would be more "against" the body. make these things out of wood, and maybe even paint them to match scheme OR just give them a wood stain finish, like the pegs, and wood already on it, so that it might look more "authentic" ......


    cant wait to show you guys how it turns out!

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