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

Yamamoto the *real* end

Ah well, the last issue .. i got some (small) Flak because the diorama was too flat, of course it is! The diorama only works WHEN VIEWED ON TOP!! Same thing with my previous one Rolling Thunder..   have a look below (okay I could have cleaned the boxes before taking the pics)   Looks like I have solved the place problem of doing dioramas in the middle of a big town.  

Some special kind of framing

Now the reason for my late, I had to buy a "router" not sure it's the right word, but that's a machine to carve wood.

Anyway, here are some sheet of wood cut in angle and painted in black.

Ridiculous leaves

aaah if you want a slightly ridiculous diorama, like you are in a 1970's movie, better use those 

Apparently you can find them only in Madagascar.


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.