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

Painting the hillock

the point here is just to paint for this time the hillock and the small patches of nature just below. So first a bit of paint to yellow the top of the hillock

Mixing the pigments

here is my way of applying the pigments, first the darkshadows and then some light touches of this and that colour..

Setting up to the table

In some recent forums, i saw this nice Belgian guy coming up with all his very tidy diorama stuff , what a luck!
i am a messy guy, I use the top of my pigments bottles as some place where to mix 2 component epoxy glue or other things..
anyway, good music, bright coloured pigments a,d paints, a few old brushes and here we go! the idea is '"hunt for the red'"

the new mold for the sea is done out of silicon

I had to put on the table the biggest amount of money for this diorama
yet: some silicon stuff to do the mold for my sea. I hope this will be
the right one, i would hate dumping such a stupidly large amount of

I used feather cardboard for the '"walls'" as well as platsicine and
strong paper to fill the holes between the different elements.


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.