Please visit my new website

I have a new website at www.distant-shores.com its aim is to gather all the nature centered websites I have been doing those past few months, 

This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate cdiorama.com





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Sokol's air intakes #3

I tried different ways of heating the plastic -under the lit gas oven I only managed to burn myself while holding the thick (1,5mm ) plastic sheet, under one single flame, icouldn't manage to get enough plastic melting! So i finally got round this stupid problem by holding the sheet of plastic under *4* different candles!

Sokol's air intake #2

I then glued this master to an appropriate shape to do the vacu-forming.

Sokol's air intake

back again for good. Well, 6 pictures for such a small work might appear a bit stupid, but i have them so... those intakes where done from surprisingly thin metal, and their peculiar shape led me to no other choice than to vacu-form the shape in 2 parts. The first part was to build a master. I then cut 2 plastic rounds to the right dimensions of the upper and lower parts and used some Magic Sculp to sculpt the shape, I then sanded the final master.

Sokol's craddle viewed from below

Here's the same craddle viewed from below.. It's the last entry of this blog till end of august now :) happy hollidays for those who are taking a bit of well earned ones :)

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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.

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