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 Sokol's hull -rough scratchbuilding #4

Here's the chimney and the plate of armour which is located behind the cabin, even more rough scratchbuilding!

The Sokol's hull -rough scratchbuilding #3

Here are the 2 parts of the hull once glued -notice that the scratchbuilding is really rough at this stage and a lot of mastic will be needed!

The Sokol's hull -rough scratchbuilding #12

Here are all the pieces (except one actually) that will finally make up the cabin

The Sokol's hull -rough scratchbuilding #1

Back again for at least 3 weeks before well earned summer vacations ;) Okay, so my Sokol wasn't so much close to completion despite the photoectching being done. So here we are again. first, pleae notice that the whole of the hull (at least the 3 meters that will be ion the diorama) will be devided in 2, just like if it was broken in 2 at 1 cm below the gun place. unfortunately, it is also at the place where the round windows are -oh well, let's cut through them.

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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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