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The Groundwork #3

Then I used a mix of some rougher sand and the thin sandy acrylic product mentioned below to do some of the tide's limit. I put some crushed dyed in black plaster on the top.
it looks a bit terrible like that, but hey, I still didn't put the real sand...

The Groundwork #2

here is a close up view of the plants + groundwork.
Notice anything? yep, the colours are not right. The plants are too dark, and the groundwork too pinkish.
Nevermind, I used this tinted plaster so i do not have to '"hunt for the white spots'" like I happen to do ususally. Most of it should be tainted/painted back in some way later.

The Groundwork #1

So i first coated my feather cardboard rocks with some tinted plaster. 2 different cups with 2 different shades of yellow red tints.
The top of the hillock was done out of acrylic gels mixed with some very fine sand (bought in an art shop) and paints.
I then embedded the plants i had already done in the still wet acrylic mix -you may have up to 15mn to work with it before the whole begins to set.

The New Sea #2

So well, I used the same recipe: some feather cardboard cut roughly at the right dimensions with a very long blade. Then plaster to smooth the whole -I used the worse quality, only one that was left.
Then I sealed it with some thick acrylic gel and added a few details on the waves using Magic Sculp.

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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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