This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate

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The photoetch plates for the hull

Still working with the photoetch plates; here are 4 that will be part of the hull, including the small one which is designed for the portholes.

.. then a bit of mastic

Now the mastic part, soon it will be sanded and I will add the lower part of the rusted metal plates

Fixing the rusty photoetch

Now here are the parts as glued on the lower part of the hull!
Notice the porthole that i rougly cut in the plastic, then I inserted a plastic tube so that the shape would be perfect.

A ravaged looking photoetch set -the differnet parts I will use

So here are the different parts after cleaning and trimming -the rest is some rivet plates that will be fixed here and there.


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.