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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The chimney #3

You may notice the special texture -done by basically screwing the whole process of photoetching, but never mind! it will be looking quite cool with my rusty mix on the top!

The chimney #2

So what are those things? took me quite some time to figure out when i was building my Izmail PT boat, indeed it's the place where the sailors put some signal lamps while sailing at night.

The chimney

So here's the chimney, it's a lump of plastic glued together basically -the trick is that it's very thin plastic so it will deform itself quite easely -the shape will not be that round anymore but it you observe some boat's chimney's you observe they take some bumps quite easely.

The stanchion's supports

So here are the supports, extract from my homemade photoetching sprue, bent and glued, all 8 of them. I am suppose to insert theb stanchions in the tiny holes..

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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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