Post in 'The Inglenook' started by velvetfoot, Dec 22, 2011.
They looked really cool.
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My brother got a mess of those sky lanterns and he releases them with his daughters sometimes.
Oooops, no, though they were neat too, although, wouldn't they be a fire hazard? They were what looked like pumped kerosene lamps that Jack Bauer, I mean, Kiefer Sutherland, carried back from the store because power outages were predicted during the fly by.
They had the sky lanterns too it seems- coincidence?
It was something like this, ie, shiny:
Funny you should ask. We first saw sky lanterns launched at a big Dushera celebration in New Delhi. They are magical. I just made a couple of them for a memorial service last weekend. They weren't successful because I didn't have the right fire-retardant for the tissue paper and could have used a bit more fuel. I used 1/4 cake of a SuperCedar. 3/8 to 1/2 would have been better I think. The second one almost made it, but then a tear developed in the top and it couldn't hold hot air well. We are going to try again. The day after the memorial I discovered that you can buy them on Amazon, so an order is on the way. Should be here today. I will try to film a launch.
edit: just saw your update with the pic. I haven't seen the movie, but if it was a period piece, they might have used Dietz lanterns?
Well, I ordered a small lantern:
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