Please visit my new website

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

Numbering the parts 2

So here I cut the parts and when those are done, I number them using an indelible pen and blacken the plan.

Numbering the parts

So I have been printing the hull's cross sections and been numbering them: the point is that i won't loose much time afterwards when it comes to assembling...

The cros sections

Here are the 5 cross sections. They're pretty ugly and not cut on the right dimensions yet. Most will end up being hidden.
Next step is all the small horizontal plastic cross sections, how boring.

Here we go again.

2 months of rest, it's about time I start again.
In my head i am already several months in advance when it comes to the work to be done, I *know* what i will do so let's hope I am not too tired on evenings and that i can move on pretty fast now.
I will film through the whole process of the diorama and already began, the thing is, I don't have th right cable to go from the camera to the computer, so no video today :)


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.