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

Painting grass

Meanwhile, I was still putting on some grass, covering the diorama inch by inch using my mixture to seal it. Finaly embedding the engine and all other details in the wet mud..

The Mig saga

So, by winning some internet diorama contest, I was sent quite a few samples of Mig production's parafernalia 3 years ago and then earlier this year some AK Interactive stuff, so here is the time for some Mig (like the Spanish modeller) group photo of his past life, part of the ongoing saga.

terrain modelling

The usual recipe for the terrain, Valejo acrylics and Sand Gel mixed together so that they do a nice paste. I use those Surface primer a lot -not to prime things in truth because I think they're not valuable for such job (I largely prefer Tamiya or Alclad's primers which are a lot stronger), simply because I can allow to use a lot of paint without fearing of completely emptying my pots!


#5 Meat. Grass in scale... oh dear, let me roll my eyes up to the sky. I never could understand those guys that count the rivets of their models and that can in the same breath be satisfied with using Heki like grass in their dioramas. I mean, it is SIMPLY NOT REALISTIC ENOUGH. Same thing with faux fur etc.. Actually, it *can* be, but it has to be twisted, modified, customized, used in conjunction with other material to look correct.  


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.