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At my club, we're starting to plan our 2020 projects. one project we are planning is a fire scene. We are going to relocate .the Downtown Deco burnt out Fireworks Factory and add fire lighting, Firetrucks with flashing lights etc. Does anyone have a good method of modeling a fire hose shooting water on the fire? NO REAL WATER! I am looking for suggestions. This link is one way we found. https://binged.it/392wlPi Haven't worked out how to do it yet. Thanks.
 

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Maybe a heavy, clear fishing line or plastic fiber optic strands? Or you could use clear plastic rod and heat it to get an arc in the stream...

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At my club, we're starting to plan our 2020 projects. one project we are planning is a fire scene. We are going to relocate .the Downtown Deco burnt out Fireworks Factory and add fire lighting, Firetrucks with flashing lights etc. Does anyone have a good method of modeling a fire hose shooting water on the fire? NO REAL WATER! I am looking for suggestions. This link is one way we found. https://binged.it/392wlPi Haven't worked out how to do it yet. Thanks.
Looks like stiff filaments being blown by air.
 

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That is what it looks like a fiber optic cables and maybe they have air running through the fire hose to make it move?

https://www.amazon.com/AZIMOM-Plast...t=&hvlocphy=9003530&hvtargid=pla-815282926446

It is nice but does not really look like water spraying down a fire.
It needs to move some more left and right, and it needs to have more volume to the water.
The one looks like they are running out of water.
 

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Thanks. All suggestions will be discussed at the club and some will be prototyped. Only the end lights up in a fiber optic cable.

In the link I posted it looks like more then the ends light up?
I don't know if that is the right size for what you want.

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as i said START here, looks like water doesnt it, wouldnt take much to change the parameters...
I used Crystal clear calking to make a waterfall.
It worked nice but the claim about staying clear is false as it turned to a amber color in about 6 months.
Still looks OK but it is amber now.

One could take wax paper and apply the calking to make water spray. But I don't see how one could make it look like it is shooting/moving out from the hose.

How would you accomplish that?
 

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i think the way to do is to coat a piece of wire with acrylic, same thing they use for artificial water in clear pitchers for artificial plant decoration. insert it into the end of the hose, instant water stream...
 

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I've been examining the video and came away with this ....

The "water spout" is not lighted. It's just whitish/clear strands - a little darker near the hose nozzle where they're closely bound together.

I believe the movement is achieved by forced air. When the strands go limp, you can see they are not stiff enough to hold their own weight. Yet, they don't fall to the ground. So I think one (or more) strands continue past the visible end tied into the building. That's needed to to hold them in position while in the air stream. And it would appear the air flow is coming from the building itself.

My best guess from the video.
 

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Thanks again guys. Keep the comments coming. We've been researching YouTube videos to see what other people have been done. I welcome all the inputs and comments because they will all contribute to our final design.

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Recently, I've seen 3D printing pens on FB that might be a possibility. They can be used in any direction, vertically and horizontally. It appears that all colors including clear are available.
 

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Water from a firehose is not going to be clear... it's aerated, and disperses as it hits a structure. So you could use resin to model a skinny tree trunk and branches-esk water column and airbrush it milky white with long striations along it one shade darker with a drop of gray. cement the "water" to a structure with CA, and hook the hose to its base.
 

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Maybe make streams using a hot glue gun and clear glue. You might have to develop a technique to get what you want...just an idea..

Tom
 
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