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

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Then the actual build of the boat begings..
first gluing all the transversal bars to the central plastic frame
then gluing each of the 2 top planks on the front of the boat

I then got all those transversal parts...
you will note that i left the paper with their numbers near, i also used an indelebile pen to mark them because it would have been complete chaos if I was about to meddle them.
On to next step which will be gluing the skeleton of the baot, and then a bit of planking :)

...Then I really hate having to cut thick plastic, my fingers are covered with scars after 25 modeling years, i want this to stop.
What is softer than plastic and can be cut easely? yep, dry mastic will do.

Okay, now for the tricky parts to make: i indeed want the boat to be stranded and partially destroyed on a beach, i therefore have to make those wooden transversal parts whose name i never learned.
First trying to measure them and to use a drawing software to outline all 17 of them


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.