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Topic: Super Heros
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Dec 29, 2012 10:24PM)
I love to see what you guys are twisting.

Anyone want to post superheros they make. That's what I'm currently trying to master.

Would love to see some of your creations.

I'm certainly not on the level of many of you expert twisters but here's my humble entry...

Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Dec 30, 2012 09:29PM)
Sad to say that I haven't really branched out in this area...I just stick to the Ken Stillman's designs for these. They're fairly simple to make and show very well. These are just the ones I have photographed but the design in quite modular in the sense where you can create ALL of the hero's from this design.


I don't like doing this, but if I'm in a big hurry, I may just do a Hitchhiker body with a print balloon (Spiderman/Batman/etc.) for the head. Works in a bind...
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 1, 2013 09:07PM)
Come on guys, somebody else share too.

Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Jan 2, 2013 12:32AM)
Wow can't tell you how much of a pain it is to share pictures here...

Someone with a mac tell me the secret.... spent half an hour trying post picture and I am done

Want an easy Iphoto to post solution.

Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 2, 2013 08:13AM)
On 2013-01-02 01:32, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
Someone with a mac tell me the secret.... spent half an hour trying post picture and I am done

Okay, I want to see photos from Mark the Balloon Guy so here's my attempt at a quick tutorial.

[b]First[/b] point to remember TheMagicCafe displays photos but does not store them. This is a little confusing. The software simply "points" to a location where the photos actually "live" off of this site on the web. If Steve Brooks allowed all the pictures to be uploaded to the site, the database would get slow and would be expensive for him to host.

Every picture on the web has an address called a URL. You can usually see it if you look at "properties" (Right-click on PC; one of you Mac guys will have to help us out on the Mac way to do it).

The URL will be something like:


It will start with http:// and end with .jpg, .png, or .gif (usually).

Note: The photo you want to display in your post will have to be online [i]somewhere[/i] so it can be accessed. It won't work if it is only on your own computer but not uploaded to a website somewhere.

Flickr, Instagram, and iCloud are examples of places people upload photos. These are third party web site that host images.

Explaining how to find the URL for each third party host is a little beyond the scope of what I'm trying to do here.

[b]Second[/b] you have to tell TheMagicCafe how to point to the right picture. The Café uses the tag "img" which is short for "image" to know where your picture URL (web address) starts and where it ends.

The URL must be enclosed in [b][[/b][b]img[/b][b]][/b] and [b][[/b][b]/img[/b][b]][/b] (note the forward slash for the second [b][[/b][b]/img[/b][b]][/b] tag).

To add a graphic within your message, just encase the full URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example.


In the example above, TheMagicCafe automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [b][[/b][b]img[/b][b]][/b]code.

Quick and dirty summary:

[*]Find the URL of the picture you want
[*]Enclose the URL in [b][[/b][b]img[/b][b]][/b] and [b][[/b][b]/img[/b][b]][/b] tags

I hope this helps. Send me a private message is you have specific questions.
Message: Posted by: EvansFlorida (Jan 2, 2013 11:11AM)
Here is a Flash costume. This one was with Brian Getz. (Weaving is great!)


Here is something a bit quicker, a Captain America. Actually got the idea from Youtube and supersized it with 360s and 660s.


Actually, believe it or not, haven't tried the Stillman's yet. I have the DVD, but I just haven't actually done them yet.
Message: Posted by: FuDD (Jan 2, 2013 11:56AM)
Batman based of Jack Matson design
Iron Man
Strong Man (circus super hero)

Here are a few from me!!
Message: Posted by: WhirlwindEnts (Jan 2, 2013 01:18PM)
Wow! The "Strong Man" is great and I love the "flash costume"

How long did the flash costume take?
Message: Posted by: EvansFlorida (Jan 2, 2013 02:08PM)
Flash costume took a little over an hour to put together. Unfortunately we didn't get pics with the balloon mask on which really brought everything together. It was kind of a last minute idea that turned out well!
Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Jan 3, 2013 12:31AM)
On 2013-01-02 09:13, curtgunz wrote:
On 2013-01-02 01:32, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
Someone with a mac tell me the secret.... spent half an hour trying post picture and I am done

Screw it hit me up on Facebook.
Message: Posted by: Majake314 (Jan 3, 2013 04:40AM)
Heres a a simple hulk- I mean green monster hat


Im sorry it is ridiculously big, I don't know how to make in smaller while on a ipad
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jan 3, 2013 08:09AM)
Here's a Hulk that I have been working on. This photo isn't min, it's Ken Stillman's from his website. I haven't had the chance to create the entire design yet, but it is a great piece and I'm excited about creating the entire sculpture.

Message: Posted by: EvansFlorida (Jan 3, 2013 12:33PM)
Majake, love the hat. It's good to have quick options for linework and that looks great!

Chris, I've seen that on balloon click for a while, but I haven't tried it yet. Thinking about it as it looks great!
Message: Posted by: Majake314 (Jan 4, 2013 01:10AM)
For those of you who havent seen, cody williams (unicaw89) has a great series on superheros on his youtube channel. http://m.youtube.com/user/unicaw89
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jan 6, 2013 04:46PM)
I made these for one of the servers at work yesterday...again, nothing to special but I do love that it's a large sculpture and comes together rather quickly. If you don't do the Ken Stillman Hero's, then you're missing out! :)

Message: Posted by: Robynhood (Jan 6, 2013 05:37PM)
Hey Mark I had the same problem for a long time. I just went to photobucket and uploaded my pics on there, then pasted the link directly in the comments box.
Message: Posted by: dew (Jan 6, 2013 06:00PM)
On 2013-01-04 02:10, Majake314 wrote:
For those of you who havent seen, cody williams (unicaw89) has a great series on superheros on his youtube channel. http://m.youtube.com/user/unicaw89

Thank you for posting
Message: Posted by: Majake314 (Jan 6, 2013 07:23PM)
No problems dew
Message: Posted by: SamCremeens (Jan 7, 2013 04:14PM)
Here's a Spidey Guy at a recent birthday party I worked...
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 7, 2013 04:20PM)
On 2013-01-07 17:14, SamCremeens wrote:
Here's a Spidey Guy at a recent birthday party I worked...

That is cool. Tell us about the PVC stand you have it on. Do you take the PVC it's mounted on after the party or is that part of the fee you charge and they keep the stand?
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jan 7, 2013 04:23PM)
Is that Ken's head design? I have not yet played with it...looks awesome! I need to work on drawing a spiderman face. Any tips?
Message: Posted by: Majake314 (Jan 8, 2013 12:36AM)
Seeing as my photobucket photos never seem to last long, I will be uploading photos from the magic Café's "attachment" option from now on

here is cody williams superman, twisted by me
Message: Posted by: SamCremeens (Jan 8, 2013 09:54AM)
@CurtGunz, The pvc stand is just 1 inch PVC. Depending on the party, I may or may not leave the stand with them. This party didn't want it, so I took Spidey off and the birthday boy has a new room decoration for the next couple days.
@Christopher, It is indeed the distortion head from BalloonClick.com. As far as the sharpie work goes, Ken Stillman uses printed eyes (template available for use with printer sticker sheets at balloonclick.com) and automotive striping tape. Since I hand pinstripe using Mack sword brushes as part of my hobby of building and painting motorcycles, the marker work is fairly easy for me, though this one was a bit sloppier than I liked. I attached an image so you can see what I'm talking about with pinstriping.
Message: Posted by: FuDD (Jan 8, 2013 11:06AM)
Love everyone's work!!

Sam great job on that spidey Love it!!!
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 8, 2013 07:53PM)
This is Cody Williams' Incredible Hulk.



I didn't have a pre-printed Hulk 5" head so I just drew the face with Sharpie on a green 5".
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 11, 2013 03:16PM)

With great kids comes great responsibility (to have fun). --Uncle Ben

Another Cody Williams design.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jan 11, 2013 04:31PM)
On 2013-01-11 16:16, curtgunz wrote:

With great kids comes great responsibility (to have fun). --Uncle Ben

With great power comes great responsibility
that's the catch phrase of old Uncle Ben!
If you missed it don't worry, they'll say the line
again, and again, and again!

~Weird Al
Message: Posted by: shak (Jan 12, 2013 02:57PM)
Ken Stillman's Mr. Incredible
Message: Posted by: dew (Jan 12, 2013 04:24PM)
All your pictures look great. But I am having a hard time loading pics here... HELP please
Message: Posted by: SamCremeens (Jan 13, 2013 07:12PM)
Hulk from today...
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jan 14, 2013 02:18PM)
On 2013-01-13 20:12, SamCremeens wrote:
Hulk from today...



We're not worthy, we're not worthy!!!

That is GREAT, G R E A T, [b]G R E A T[/b]!
Message: Posted by: Marvelous_Mysto (Jan 17, 2013 09:11PM)
Hi Guys,
the Hulk from David & Shonna's "Super Suits":


Message: Posted by: SamCremeens (Jan 18, 2013 09:04AM)
Is a Ghostbuster a super hero? Kinda, maybe?
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jan 18, 2013 10:50AM)
Wow! When did you meet Earnie? What a great photo!
Message: Posted by: SamCremeens (Jan 18, 2013 10:58AM)
I met him in October at a comic book/horror movie convention here in Nashville. Cool dude!
Message: Posted by: Orville Smith (Feb 7, 2013 04:31PM)
I'm surprised and disappointed that NObody made a balloon figure of my favorite superhero, the Elongated Man. He has the superpower of Elasticity. As a balloon figure, he could be shown stretching his neck. I'm not a balloon artist, otherwise I would have made one. If someone has made one, it would be great to see.