Please visit my new website

I have a new website at www.distant-shores.com 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 cdiorama.com





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The use of lead foil

Well, why then did I built that nonsense above? The answer is that I use it as a form so that I can emboss a shet of lead foil over it -indeed I want the shape to be completely hollow.

back again

No? yes! I have been takking the best of the tru bad weather we have right now to make a short diorama SBS. Complete size 12cmx8, this will bne a small one.

It's called Fossil.

First, let's find some reference and good plans and then let's cut all those tiny bits of paper

Paster sculpture

After having doing all those fortress walls, I needed something finer to complete my the stoney parts of my diorama. And then you can't beat those late XIXth century ornaments. of course there is no way i could sculpt them in plaster, by rather making a form agin. So I assembled a few plastic bits and sculpted this out of Duro.

Wife sculpting

After sculpting my ownself, I tried to sculpt my wife. of cours ethis is not the kind of sport where you can allow your self to fail..

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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.

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