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#31 Tinderbox

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:18 AM

Righto, I never imagined they'd take so long to dry! Blimey. Back out they come for a while then. Cheers for the advice.

 

I tested a few in a rocket header the other night and seemed to have improved a bit. Just bouquet style horse tail type dumping burst. I reckon they's shed a lot more during a hard break.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

Those stars are looking sweet now btw.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

Any chance of a video :)



#34 Tinderbox

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

Any chance of a video :)

 

Taken on a modest mobile camera. Does it no justice. It was windy as hell too but on a calm night I can get these babies super high without turning into the wind. The stuff is very vibrant and hangs for an eternity. The ti burns up in the first 2 seconds and then there are lots of lazy bits igniting randomly  amongst the charcoal gold dust. Not as twinkly as a true firefly as I didn't use any Barium Sulphate or delay agents but it really is a wonderful effect.

 

I like to use BBQ charcoal and I grind it to death in the bullet blender with the sulphur. I find this really helps the gold embers shine much brighter and for longer. I am going to run an experiment where the powdered charcoal and sulphur are heated in a popcorn pan. I am hoping the sulphur will melt into the porous charcoal. Popcorn pans have a hand operated internal mixer build into the lid so I can stir it up as it cooks without too much vapour escaping.

 

My order of Barium Sulphate came today so will try this formula with a touch and see it I can get the Ti to delay into a dense twinkling nebula effect.






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