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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More leaves on the top!

On the first picture I absolutely realized at which point I only built some undergrowth, it really needed some extra bigger leaves at the top

like what's shown on the 2 other pics!

A Samouraï sword instead of a cavalry saber

 Thanks to my friend Kaiserine for giving me his Masterbox sword -like he told "I am building Japanese soldiers, not samouraïs", all the best for my diorama.

The painting of Yamamoto

Here is Admiral Yamamoto being painted. Nothing too fancy except that I again painted him in light green and brown green in the shadows areas. 

back to yamamoto!

Well, here I am a few months late, trying to resculpt that Yamamoto fig. first i adjusted all clothes better to the body, wiped out the paint and sanded thoroughly. He now looks a bit more realistic.

aah forget the lightsaber, I am going to put in his hand the sword from the masterBox japanese marines set. (what on earth am I going to do with the rest of the set?!!

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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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