In Part 1, I shared how to sculpt foam, make bridges and install landscaping. In Part 2, you’ll learn how to thread fiber optics and create waterfalls.
Each layer of the foam was not glued together yet, once the fiber optics were installed, each layer was glued together.
I cut the foam base and cut out the space for the wave pool and a notch for the light emitter that the fiber optics are connected to.
I threaded the strands for each layer and pulled the strands for the upper layers through a cut core in the middle. The fiber optics rotate through a cycle of 16 colors and is plugged into a wall outlet and controlled with a remote control.
Once all the 150 fiber optics were threaded, I trimmed the strands to be flush with the foam.
The underside of the model is a cable management nightmare, tons of strands tied up underneath.
I added some Woodland Scenics Water Effects in the upper caldera, some cool lighting when the resin was curing.
Pour Woodland Scenics Realistic Water for the wave pool, make sure you seal the seams between the foam and wood trim well so there are no leaks!
Clear plumbing pipe was used to make the drop slide from the top of the volcano.
Add some park guests to bring the scene to life.
Baby Volcano on the left next to it’s large scale sibling.
Hope you enjoyed this look at the making of the world’s most expensive nightlight!