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





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More detailing

So here I fixed the canopy using tons ofmastic and filler.As some rivets went out with all thatsanding job I have been doing, i had to use some of those Archer resin rivetsthat do the job quite nicely indeed.

A resume

So here are all the parts already done which are enough to create an un-detailed portion of the f-105 fuselage. You may notice all the inner compartmenting that I will have to detail with various boxesand wires and stuff. And start sculpting a late pilot too.
I also cut the plastic canopy to the right dimension, and yep it fits! 

Compartimenting

So i am right into building somecompartments walls. that's it, at least 4 trapdoors will stay open or will bepulled out, so time to do something about it -though I might be plagued by lackof reference at one point. I should ask at Hyperscale for close up pics.So for those I use either plastic or likehere my car repair mastic, i wait for it to start setting and cut it with anX-Acto.

Keeping on building the hull

What’s below the plane is absolutelyugly:  this is car filler to get the metal all smooth. I have been using thisstuff for years, it really stink but is incredibly efficient to sculpt minutethings, using Acetone, a gas mask and a brush you can even sculpt figs with it –Istill have some Orks done this way in some corner (I believe)

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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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