Please visit my new website

I have a new website at 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

Latest posts

More sand

...And then i poured another *yellower* mix of sand that I blended with the surroundings.
I then cleaned the bricks that i had save and placed them back on the scene -with the kid at the middle.

Saved by the gong

That's not the first time i save one of my dios at the very last minute. here there was just something not going right, so i had to scratch the whole thing..

Finished? I don't think so...

It takes sometimes some time to really figure out what is going wrong in a diorama.
here I finally found out: the red part sucks.
It's bumpy and the colour is not good. i will have to do everything all over again on this specific part..
That's going to be for next week-end I suppose!

The Kid #2

.. this and my 3/0 brush is good for the dustbin.
I am fairly happy his face will end up facing the sand!


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.