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The Pacific Cowboys is finally ready!

2 years and the half for it to be completed, read the story here :)

Scale Model Challenge 2015 Eindhoven

Thanks to everyone attendiing my workshop and coming to see me on Sunday while I was doing a sort of diorama in a day :)

Photo © George Jansen

List of dioramas i will come with at SMC

Sadly the whale won't make it! It is so big it takes half of my suitcase. However I intend to come in Holland with 3 of the big ones -Ranzan, Hell and View from a Bridge. Then about half of the littles ones I did those past few years, including the whole Baba yaga Series


Products heads up

Most of the mail I get from this site is about techniques and materials, so I thought it could be nice if I would both show and explain the stuff I use

Various techniques for the Firebird diorama

I have less time now to do SBS in forums or my own site like I used to, but yet i thought I could share some of "my" techniques that i used for the Firebird diorama. product placement? for the most part, say this to my bloody wallet!!    

Pebeo's outliner (Cernes relief)

I was sent that Pebeo Cernes Relief product some time agio and liked it straight away. Its fine tip allows me to make joints between the stuff i embbed in water and the stuff itself like my graves here.

It dries just like regular glossy Acrylic gel that you can find in art shops or Valejo's Water Effect (which is exactly the same stuff)

Flex Pad on horse sculpting

The reason I use those flex-pad instead of other solutions is seen here: I have been owning the same since 4 years and even though mine are in bad shape they still work alright. I love the "blade tip" which allows to sand in the crevices

Metalic pigments from Uschi van der Rosten

That's a hobby sort of posting. I recently bought Uschi van der Rosten's metalic pigments and well, I used to know Alex before he was Uschi you see and this kind of posts can't do him wrong.