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 stanchions

The stanchions are done in a quite risky way: glass beads for necklaces glued on some 0.7 mm thick brass tubing. the trick is to sand each of the wire's extremities so that theyt offer more adherance when you glue them.

The Craddle 2

Here are the border plates now glued (on my hands too), and with some D shaped Evergreen bit both on the top and the bottom of the side plates. Now i will need to mastic the whole of this work and to build the stanchions..

The craddle's side plates

Then I proceeded to bend the side plates, you may have notice on former pictures that I marked with some indelebile black pen the places where the front and back stairs will be, because I don't need any plates at those specific places.

The gun's craddle -bottom

Here's a view from the bottom -note the corroded supports that will need some mastic to make some good right joints at each angles.

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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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