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 the groundwork

Okay so now most of the elements are painted. The letters were done with the hairspray method: rust brown under faded red paint. the whole makes a bit eerie. Sadly i don't have a better picture of those for now..
And then a closeup of the terrain itself complete with shadows etc.. i put the X-Acto blade so that you have an idea of the rather tiny size of the layout

Painting the base

And now just one picture for today -but with a bit of colour.

Even more plaster work

So here is more plaster work, which means designing what will be *above* the water level.

Some half set plaster chunks put on plasticard trying to make them correspond with the flat parts above water level. Then I pressed the figure in the still wet plaster to get the shape right.

Potestas Clavium groundwork

How a bit of groundwork?? those pictures are sort of fake because this very version pictured here currently lies down the drain in the garden. I had to do all this all over again because of a basic failure I did.


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.