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

Sorry for the late in posting this. lots of job to do in the daytime, the sea presented here (well the master) was done during 2 evenings.
so here's the story.

there is no way i can reproduce a half transparent sea shore with another product than polyester resin

Then there is no way that i can produce some realistic waves just by sculpting them for the 10 minutes or so the resin will take to set

Dry-fitting the diorama with all the different elements. now like for Archangel, the right bending / posistion of the elements will be the main important thing for the final result..

Another view of the global shape of the diorama, before the eventual layers of plaster..

As a friend asked earlier today, no sketches for my dioramas -or better still there are some, buried under pounds of resin.


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.