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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Sorry for the silence

Much to do here.. And then I have been spending 3 weeks failing miserably at doing some... *HOMEMADE PHOTOETCHING* Indeed the big Canet gun i have been building was standing on some holed floor, some circular piece of metal holed everywhere -something i would have no chance realizing by hand. Even a great modeler I know who holed his floor with a Dremel tool failed at doing something perfect, so think about me with my 2 left hands..

Rise and Shine!

that's one of those good moments in a year when i start a new diorama!

Dust and scratches

of course A month in the garden shed didn't do much good to the dio -plenty of dust here and there, fingerprints on the resin when I trimmed the bottom etc. i will have to need at least one day of work to get it back together..
And then I started a new diorama too!

Cleaning the ground cover

THE thing i hated with the dio -the borders and the way the ground cover seemed to stop at half an inch from the actual framing.
So i did a little operation and added a new fern near the border and used some plaster to get the framing right again...

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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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