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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

What a beautiful sun! here's a last picture showing the stuff I have been adding to the front part of the boat -hooks and all. more pictures about that final part of the job on the front of the boat to come soon!

Then i put some rivets from an old Royal Models photoetched set, used some small parts out of the ICM BS3 gun in order to create some extra details for the boiler...

Back to the second part of the boat -ie the boiler.

I added bits of what was left of my thick aluminium foil from the Archangel diorama. unfortunately the bits where not big enough, so I glued several length together so that in the end the right length is obtained.

I then proceeded to rip-of the extremities of the alumnium foil using a compass.. when it was done, I strenghtened the underside with 2 components epoxy glue.

A little bit of extra destruction and i guess it will be alright!
On to another part...


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.