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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Correcting the base

I have been too much in a hurry on that one,hence something i was not very satisfied about.
Did you guys ever saw some rice field ? looks like some sort of cobweb,with some narrow mud passages between each square of water..
What could look rather nice would be to put the plane near one of the crossesthose mud passages are doing, sort of open the scene on the left side of thediorama.

Some landscape

Here is a very crowded working place indeed.. some bits ofairbrushes, Model Air paints everywhere. And finally the worst brand of plasterI ever bought. With big grains in it –it’s suppose to be okay forwalls, but i would hesitate using it even for this purpose. Anyway, it’sperfect for ground cover.
I will also use some dry moss as well as acryclic texture gel with sand in it.

The hull of the F-105 is weathered

Well now it's time to show the hull asweathered. Big pictures because i like the way the hull looks like. Reallybattered indeeed  :)Painted with Acrylics, the metallic partswere weathered using inks.

Painting metal

Thanks to my friend Alex for lending me hisMig airbrush while my G-35 was out of service. I painted the various platesindividually, using some paints from the mr Super metallic range for the light metallictones and some Mr Color dark iron for the shadows.
I used masking tape  etc. The last airbrush stroke was of light gold in someplaces so that it would look like the sun is not too far away..
Now of course I will have to weather this as well as paint each and everytrapdoor..

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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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