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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1/35 Herons

I have been spending an evening looking at pictures of the Dniepr on Google Earth, fascinating tool and place..

Anyway, after albatross and seagulls I had a try at herons, the tip of the wings are done of CA glue coated paper, while the wings and body are in Green Stuff and Magic Sculp. The grey shades are Mr Surfacer.

The King Child (feat. Pam Azova) Video

I had one friend home telling me some nice icy effects didn't render too well on my pictures, so here is a video. Music by Thomas Köner, first track of the Teimo record.

New website, new content

As you may have notice the website changed dramatically. Actually I built the CMS all by myself, but with the amount of stuff growing it became unstable as well as buggy -so much that I didn't had any pleasure at all to work on it.

So I have been transferring everything on Drupal with -halas- a few things missing which means here all the old step by step I have been filling through the past 4 years.

The King Child (feat. Pam Azova) is finished

 

I promise next time i will detail a bit more the build process. I grew lazy on that one. Anyway, after 6 month of work that new diorama is finished! Thanks for visiting as always

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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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