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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

The upper part of the hull

Oh yeah, this begins to look pretty cool !Notice the mix between PE parts bent on the right position (by pressing them againsta curved surface like a Tenax bottle for instance) as well as the aluminumparts.. But then how did I manage to hold all this stuff together?
Answer tomorrow eh..

Building all the panels

So I applied aruler against the metal and used a pin to do all the little rivets holes.Stupid of me, I should have buy that Trumpeteer tool to do so, this provedtiresome and maybe less regular than if I had used a tool.
Oh well.
In the end I have all those bits –enough to do the upper part of the plane(well, cockpit area!)
The lead foil is absolutely fantastic to create all kinds of destruction onaluminum, look at that destroyed panel!

More about that plaster form

Then, more about this plaster form. first Ihave to makes some choices, which parts I will keep (in black); which part Iwill not use (or scatter all over the place).
Now I had some trouble to obtain this: lead foil. This is incredibly expensive!I found that in a French mail order, that’s some SmallShop stuff to dorivets (another good idea that looks like it went in the drain). Anyway, theirlead foil is okay for my needs.
So let's start cutting and bending..

The canopy is soldered

This I am happy about: I have been able tobend my PE okay and to solder the canopy it in position -this looks like thereal thing! There will be some glass shattered here and there. i will have tobe really very cautious in gluing it.


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.