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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Another movie -the building process

This is a 7mn movie with no sound (except the noise of the wind and rom my headphones too..). Short clips tied together who cover the building process so far.

the first video :)

By popular demand..
Actually I have already 2 hours of footage already done, with no vocal parts, but here's one bit I did 1 month ago, before actually beginning to cut plastic. It kinda explains the making up and plans or the diorama, there will be more, loads more!

Dry fitting the Masséna's hull

here is a dry fitting of the hull. notice the space where there will be some niche with an escape door. the turret will be placed emerging from hole on the horizontal plates.
Now after asking several questions about ship building in forums, it seems that I will have to do the whole of the hull in photoetch! Time to work out my plans...

clamps to fix the whole

A good half a dozen clamps were needed to adjust the whole!

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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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