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#1 NeilB

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

What's your best willow and Tiger Tail star comps.

#2 martyn

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:53 AM

Slow gold :)



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

Gold spider web:

54% potassium nitrate

32% charcoal (air float)

7% sulphur

7% Dextrin

Ball mill all components together. Dampen with 75% water / 25% Alcohol mixture. Cut 5/8" to 3/4".



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

Shimizu Slow Gold using bbq lumpwood and Titanium. More of a Firefly tbh but falls within these two effects I guess. Stunning effect. Would love to try Willow Diadem to see the difference between the two. Ned Gorski does some stunning Willow Diadem rockets!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

Will have to try some of these out, want to start out simple.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Slow gold by David Buell

36% potassium nitrate

29% charcoal air float

14% charcoal 80#

9% sulphur

7% titanium sponge 40-80#

Dextrin 5%



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

Shimizu Slow Gold using bbq lumpwood and Titanium. More of a Firefly tbh but falls within these two effects I guess. Stunning effect. Would love to try Willow Diadem to see the difference between the two. Ned Gorski does some stunning Willow Diadem rockets!


I do like Neds work, been watching his vids for years. Are the rockets your referring to the video of the 2 horse tail Diadem rockets? If so you certainly picked the right word for them "stunning"

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

Yes. The two using sliced shell hemis. Interesting construction method he uses there. The stars are really chunky cut cubes too. I'm waiting on a shipment of various # sizes of FeTi from europe so I can give that formula a whirl.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Anyone know where to get 1-1.5mm lead star cores from in the uk?

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

Well, at the risk of over complicating it, I typed 1.5mm lead shot into google and got 134000 results, the first ones being the lead weight company and Amazon, or am I missing something. :)



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

Inth No I’ve got some somewhere but I stopped using them many years back.

If you simply take a small measure of the comp and wet it to the point it binds together to granulate it through a screen into dry powder you get a massive number of cores that burn out fully

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

Yes I seen the lead weight company but the shot size is from 0.3 to 1.6 mm, so I would assume you would get quite different sized stars when rolling. Other places in the uk want you to buy by 25kg sacks lol. Just wondered if there's any stores that sell a consistent size for pyro, I was thinking fishing weights but as I'm not really into that sport I wouldn't know what to look for.

Neil.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:00 PM

If you’ve a clay shooting place you can collect tonnes for free if you walk down range!

You’ll still have to size the stars as you roll though no matter what cores you start with

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

Yes I seen the lead weight company but the shot size is from 0.3 to 1.6 mm, so I would assume you would get quite different sized stars when rolling. Other places in the uk want you to buy by 25kg sacks lol. Just wondered if there's any stores that sell a consistent size for pyro, I was thinking fishing weights but as I'm not really into that sport I wouldn't know what to look for.

Neil.

Try Henry Crank ,you will need number 7 shot, For muzzleloading shotgun .






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