st for that diorama, the first being some glass apparatus for an electrical device (don't know the name of the thing, even in French), the second one is some glass brick for some factory wall.
To do the electrical thing I used some bottle from an old Verlinden (?) resin sprue as a base ...
while I used some old PE grid to make the pattern on the glass brick.
The solution was provided in the excellent "STATIC MODEL MANUAL Building - One hundred and one tips". Well, at the last pages of the fine book, there are quite a few pictures and explanations about the device you have to build to make a sort of pump that will suck out the air in the form. So, being mostly unable at 1/1 work, I went to my stepbrother who despite having a zero tolerance / interest for my little things accepted basically built the machine for me :)
In 30 seconds I had some wonderful bubble free silicon forms :) (to be continued...
And now for something completely different. Homemade photoetch!! Not very fine I must say but enough for most of my 1/35 projects. it's been 5 years i am doing some now and I must say i have been streamlining it quite efficiently. The process is too long to be explained like that, but the first picture shows an insulated metal plaque.
The second one actually shows a trick: to dip it a few seconds in the etching tank, all the drawings must be really visible, if they aren't, you have to dip it again in the revealing acid!
Two posts in one today, first some murky pictures of the head I sculpted in Duro. He is Alexandre Kaïdanovski of Stalker fame (but also some nice Mikalkov movie I saw). Died pretty young because he drank too much. I already aired a painted version of that special sculpting bit.
Next is the dog. Not very big and of undetermined race. Just a dog basically.. Out of Duro and Magic sculp. I had to fill and sand it quite a bit after that last picture was taken
Here is the completed dog of Duro and Magic Sculp
MS is rather soft but doesn't glue to anything. yet it is ideal to do clothings etc. While Duro is more of a chewing gum texture and glues pretty well to a wire frame. it is also ideal for hair etc as it holds its details much better, but then you can't sand it well and it has not always the best "feeling". That was stupid from me to do that head in Duro only. usually I use some 30% Duro 70% MS for heads.. Mixing them is the way to go most of the time.