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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

The sea and the base

So i used some Magic Sculp as some sceal material between the sea and the shore -I will add another bit of my speciul mix of sand tomorrow!

And here you can notice the big failure of my sea! it is actually *too small* for the shore!
so either i cut the shore (unlikeley) or I add some bits of water/resin on each corner (next week-end)
Sounds like the second solution will be the best!

Adapting the sea to the shore

I had to cut the base because the sea level would have been to high compared to the ground -well at some point i do definitely want the sea level to be quite high compared to the rest but not up to this point.

the sea #2

oh yeah not bad ;)
These are some pictures taken the following *night* -sorry for the flash- showing the sea after a first layer of sea foam (I will explain the process another day)

Doing the sea #1

Here's a picture showing you the 4 different steps i used:
-first I poured a whitey-yellow tinted resin at the bottom of the mould, this is to create the waves;
-after the resin begins to set, i took a brush and procided to stretch the stuff along the borders of the moulds so that it produces some kind of jelly;
-then some transparent blue to create the bulk of the sea
-then a final darker and opaque resin layer to '"seal'" the whole sea.


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.