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





Latest posts

Triming underside the diorama

Then i had to trim the whole underside of the diorama so that the whole look of the scene+base may appear the flatest possible.
You notice here the underside of the sea is actually quite transparent..

An oak frame

This thing costs thrice as much as the diorama itself, this is ridiculous. But then I really like this dio, so maybe the 40€ spent were worth...


Something was wrong...

See this? that's my garden shed where my diorama material is being kept -probably forever as circonstances forced my dioramas out of the house. Anyway that's right you can recognise the diorama.
It's been 1 month it lies there untouched
it took me one bloody month to realize why I didn't like it the way it was!
The black balsa framing looks crap, a number of details in this dio look crap..
so let's take them by the menu

Finished diorama #4

Next diorama to be started in 8 weeks or so :)

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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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