From the past: Building the fountain of youth

When cleaning up my photos app to reduce filesize a bit, I found something those who were there already know, but I wanted to share with the world: I once built the fountain of youth from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, for a forum convention. It took me at about a week.

First putting styrofoam with silicon and glue (has to be specifically for styrofoam or it will melt) together to some kind of two towers and with a knife giving it its structure.

Inside I hid a tube from the bottom to the top, at the bottom in the middle a bowl with a water pump, the cable also hidden:

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Afterwards I took tons of tile flex adhesive and put on it at about 5-10 layers, everytime scrubbing half of it away with sand paper again to make it look rounded off. 

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For longer use epoxy resin should be put on and if it is to glossy then you can sprinkle it with quartz sand like I did with our aquarium backplane:

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Then put it on the right place and let the water flow

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and with the right accessoires, food and people you have a great Pirate Party.

 

 

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