This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate cdiorama.com





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AMMO MIG vs Rembrandt

About the misuse of the AMMO MIG stuff, what about trying to mix some Enamel wash with Gedeo Epoxy resin ? That works in a quite bizarre way: it does blend but yet it does not..

Vampire 1/48

so I ticked "done"  in front of the  "diorama with sea through water showing a vehicle in it" line

Here is the second from the plane series, a 1/48 diorama with sea through water. i didn't build any base yet and I think it ought to get one. the colours are that vivid on the original diorama

See gallery here

Another plane with Kursk somehow rescuing

I decided I would make a sort of "off" to my recent "View From a Bridge" diorama. That's it, doing the opposite of it, to sort of place it out of this earth.

Anyway, i started building this kit, the De Havilland Vampire as made by Trumpeter that has been described by some dude on a British forum as one of the worst kit of the decade.

So plenty to see ibn the work on Alclad, shades and all (please note the bluish tint on the underside)

View from a Bridge diorama completed

Here is the View From a Bridge diorama, based on a picture of a F-8 Crusader that missed the bridge of an Aircraft Carrier.

I call that one not so much affectionnaly the 150€ diorama, because this is roughly what it cost me. The kit, the cockpit detail set, the figure (heavily modfied of course), the resin, the slicon etc etc. And I don't even count the 3 or 4 brushes ruined or the cost of the paint .

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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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