After using flying fish fuse
to make a reloadable star-gun cake, I thought it might be nice to go a little further and make some simple, small shells using that same fuse. I’ll also make some star shells using the same methods.
These little, quick-and-easy shells are perfect for testing stars in a star shell, and also for simple shells for a backyard display. You can even attach a gold glitter rising tails
to the top of them.
With a little assembly line, a bunch of these small shells can be quickly made for launch the same day.
I’ll be starting with Skylighter #PL1020 plastic aerial fireworks shell casings. These casings come with a 3/32-inch hole in the cap to accommodate visco time fuse. One could also use PL1022 casings, which come with a 7/32-inch hole in the cap. (I won’t be using the fuse hole in the cap, so the size of the hole makes no difference.)
I’ll also be using 1/4-inch Chinese time fuse, GN2010, and super-fast paper firecracker fuse, GN1205. This same paper fuse can be used as a quickmatch leader by wrapping it with peel-and-stick aluminum foil duct-tape, or standard GN3001 quickmatch may be used.