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

Video.. the complete Fossil diorama in 20 something minutes

I had the rather good idea of letting the camera rolling while building most of the Fossil diorama, here is what it gives after a short montage. No text, just images, so that's a bit boring but some techniques are pretty different here.

Painting the wlls of Regulus

2 hours and the half spent to paint roughly 10cm², would you believe it? and yet..

so that's after the first hour, half of the work on the small detaily porch are painted, but that(s nothing compared with things to come

Back from the cold -the diorama setting

really I couldn't work so much in the shed with those temperature -at 0°C i tend to drop things a lot and that already cost me a diorama two years ago.

Anyway here is the setting for the Regulus diorama.

Fossil finished

So that's it, the Fossil diorama is finished. Of course that's an historical subject, I think a lot of people could guess what i actually showed in that one. Anyway, I thought it was too dark and violent to be shown in fourms so I stayed that one only here or in facebook. Maybe i will go a bit more in the open next time!

Thanks for looking. The rest of the pictures are in the gallery here.


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.