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

Finishing the Fossil diorama

Now let's paint the plaster base. DON'T seal it! plaster is great precisely because it drinks the water. Anyway, i used much diluted Valejo air paints, wet on wet on wet etc

Painting the metal sheet

So Valejo air + masking tape, you get that, but that's only the beginning of the story

The plaster base for the fossil diorama

Now this terrain technique is the same my friend JBA used to do hie the Womb diorama: that's a  plaster rectangle on which was put some veruy thin plaster sheet that you can find at the bottom of used plaster cups if you see what i mean. This is very thin plaster that is then sort of fixed using some VERY diluted plaster on the top.

How dark can you get?

First let's build a wire oputline and cover it with some Duro, that's the ideal medium to make all the pieces of the body to stick together.


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.