The dead travel fast preview picture (2)

I am still working with different backgrounds for the best pictures of that one. fast is the view from behind the tree and the crosses uses quite desaturated colors while the "front" and "side" views are quite saturated ("aquarium plants like" said one friend. So well it's not easy to get a full series of picture that will look like they show the very same diorama.

The dead travel fast preview picture

The dead travel fast preview picture

Still a bit of matt/ glossy ratio to clear with this one but i call it finished :) Completed pictures on Sunday.

The dead travel fast preview picture

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)

It is also ideal to make ripples straight from the tube -after applying those, you just have to blend them a bit with the water surface to get a top result.

I have been noticing that the cernes retracts less than regular acrylic gel, but I may be dreaming on that one. I should indeed make some tests in order to see whether this is actually a new product or a repacking of regular acrylic gel. Whatever the tip of the product works wonderfully.

Pebeo Cernes relief Outliner

Pebeo Cernes relief Outliner

more tombstones

1/35 tombstones, I made a plaster mold from the originals in Photo Etch / Magic Sculpt.

Painted with Mig Acrylics

painted 1/35 tombstones

Vegetation #2

 As a rule, vegetation should always be comprised of at least 4 layers, and when you think you have finished the job, no, you are only halfway.

[Another WIP picture]

vegetation in 1/35



Here is some vegetation, work in progress of course, the pine trees were covered and painted.

1/35 pine trees


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

Flex I files on horse

Flex I files on horse

Flex I files on horse

Wire tree

Just electric wire and tons of Mr Surfacer. Then some MiniNatür pine tree foilage. I have 3 of those to do.

1/35 tree


"I am he that buries his friends alive "
Photoetch crosses

In progress waters

I sometimes realize that my In Progress water shots look like Dark metal records sleeves. Anyway, here's the one for my newt diorama "for the dead travel fast"

in progress water picture