I've tried building some replicas of vintage fireworks, using the labels downloadable from sites like http://www.firework-art.co.uk, and tubes from dismantled dead/spent fireworks. These turned out surprisingly well - has anyone else tried this? (Although I haven't yet managed to find a convincing material to replicate the distinctive blue touchpaper - or the red plastic spikes found on some roman candles, air b ombs etc.)
I've been interested in fireworks for nearly 25 years - ever since I was about 5! - and currently help to organise and set off a small local display (budget about £250) every year, but do not currently have any ambitions to build my own fireworks - mainly due to safety issues, as pyrotechnics and firework design seems a fascinating subject - but I hope you don't mind me posting here all the same! I'd be very interested to hear from any other collectors of vintage fireworks.
Edited by Drawde, 10 November 2007 - 04:51 PM.