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Wick on bomb

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by TupeloTechie, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. TupeloTechie

    TupeloTechie Active Member

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    Well, I am working on a play where there is a bomb, and there needs to be some sort of wick so the "hero" snuff it out in time, we cant use anything that sparks, so any ideas?
     
  2. SouthFloridaSFX

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    I am assuming that you cannot use an actual piece of visco fuse, so i will go in the non-pyro direction. I would say its gonna be pretty custom but what you really need is a foot long piece of 1/2 fiber optic bunch. A simple flickering red and/or amber led inside the "bomb" will make the fuse look likes its burning. The actor can turn the unit off when they "blow" it out.
     
  3. TARozzelle

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    When we were doing Joseph, we had to contruct a similiar effect for "Those Canaan Days".

    Basically, the fuse was constructed with the help of a few LEDs placed into the base of the bomb and fiber-optic strands appearing out of the terminal of the fuse. It worked rather well and was fully readable on stage.
     
  4. kingfisher1

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    cheap fiber optics can be obtained iin teh form of heavy test flourocarbon fishing line
     
  5. TARozzelle

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    I believe that is what we used, though you might need to use a clear adhesive medium to stiffen the bunch.
     

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