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





Latest posts

Resin

 

Thanks goodness the weather is excellentwhich means the resin will dry fast enough. I need to put at least 4 different coats of resin, and use probably 8 or 10 colours for that one.

Decals and troubles

So now time to fit the plane and the figureon the base -I forgot to tell yesterday that some of the cutting on the basewas to allow the plane to fit near the path.Thanks to some help I got on Aeroscale(Steffen and Tim), I was rightfully directed to some F-100 decals that wouldsuit for a F-105, and indeed when I got those they really fitted with my ownplane.in truth it was some 25 years that lastused some decals and gosh how the quality improved!

Terrain modelling part 2

Okay, now after having applying the grass, better paint it. As the original colour was really too clear. Remember thatthere will be hopefully some lightning effect so that all the left part for the diorama should be left in some sort of shadow. So I painted the base of thegrass in some sort of dark brownish green paint and painted the tip of the grass leaves facing the plane in some sort of electric green.

Smoking the carpet

Look at this… Silflor grass, one of diorama making’s worst capital sins.
Why do i say that, after all it’s « convenient Â», « realistic Â».
Hey it’s because everybody uses it the same way, so now whenever you lookat some pics taken at a fair you see the same grass here and there.
My fault, I used it here *sigh*

Pages

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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