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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.
    Top Ten MOTUC wants Sagitar, Lizard Man, Tung Lashor, Mermista, Sssqueeze, Ninjor, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Dragstor, Peekablue

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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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    wings and horn on!



    clear coat added!!

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    WOW! That is unbelievably cool! I want to make one for my daughter, now!
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    So very awesome!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyke View Post
    WOW! That is unbelievably cool! I want to make one for my daughter, now!
    thanks man. yeah. it was a lot of fun to do. and the possibilities were endless, but eventually i had to make a choice in how to handle the wings....

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    TechTrek, that looks AMAZING! What a great job. You need to enter that into a contest or something because that is just cool. I can't say enough. Kickin dude! What does your little girl think of it?

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    Awesome job!
    Top Ten MOTUC wants Sagitar, Lizard Man, Tung Lashor, Mermista, Sssqueeze, Ninjor, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Dragstor, Peekablue

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    Awesomeness I hope your daughter gets hours of fun out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride View Post
    TechTrek, that looks AMAZING! What a great job. You need to enter that into a contest or something because that is just cool. I can't say enough. Kickin dude! What does your little girl think of it?
    thanks man. its just a little one. i will stand next to it to give you some perspective, i think its for 3 year olds. I will video tape her when she sees it! i have a much bigger one in my basement, split legs. i am considering doing that and putting it up for sale. not sure though. it was alot of fun, glad you guys like it!

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    Very nice, lucky kid. You should sell those! I don't have a daughter, but if I did I would get one.

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    that is awesome

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    Beautiful work! Wish my niece were still small enough for one!
    Could we get some Meteorbs, Please???!!!

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    U should be proud of your work.Obviously you put alot of thought and labor into it and it shows.Your an 80's dad that's for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICER View Post
    U should be proud of your work.Obviously you put alot of thought and labor into it and it shows.Your an 80's dad that's for sure!
    ha! I appreciate it. I am still deciding what to do with the handles and base. what colors to use.

    but yeah. 1983 for me, so i give my kids the good stuff....... I have been asked to make a stridor one as well. that could be REALLY really cool..... still deciding though.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    ha! I appreciate it. I am still deciding what to do with the handles and base. what colors to use.

    but yeah. 1983 for me, so i give my kids the good stuff....... I have been asked to make a stridor one as well. that could be REALLY really cool..... still deciding though.....
    Stridor would be very cool, and take a lot of imagination.....I hope you do it...

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