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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Seddul-bahr -the masséna's lower hull

So here I pre-bent the plastic so that it would be easier to glue afterwards

modeling the bottom of the hull

Here is a small investment I have been doing (cheapo on ebay), a circular cutter which is really very useful to cut out some 1cm+ holes in plastic. Sadly, the thing is that this tool is designed to cut out paper. It won't last long with platsic and then I have to find a supply of blades..
Anyway, here is the hole where the turret will pop out.

the top part is now completed

I glued the plate to the boat's skeleton and here we have the upper part partly done.
i will have to create the window's sides before being able to glue the other part.
Now I will have to start assembling the lower round part.
After that will stay the harder thing to do: the damaged metal plates.
oh yes and some riveting too!

cutting the windows

After all the sections had be glued together, i proceeded to cut out the intact metal plates -both the one that is inwards and the outwards one. I cut out the windows as well as seen here

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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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