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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The natural stuff I used

Those are strawberries roots. i discovered they were ace for trees like willows etc. Otherwise there are mosses that I picked on my outer walls and let dry for a few months. Some of the roots will be pretty cool to create seaweed -the kind you find in marches.

The place where I do the dirty stuff

Sorry for the title -here's the garden shed where I have been relocated when it comes to do everything dirty modeling wise -that means the polyester resin and the airbrush. This place is located at the end of our tiny garden, it's falling apart basically but is still quite convenient.

A close-up of the texture I wanted to achieve

.. which works so far. Now of course, it's okay on the paper, I might be adding a bit of colour when the diorama reaches completion as I must think of these elements as the part of a whole of course.. Now on to paint the ground cover...

The boat is finished! (for now)

Here are all the parts of the boat painted..

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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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