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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Aerograph painting

I don't even know if this word '"aerograph'" exists in English.. Well i mean the basic thing that i use with an air compressor and which is pictured below. I always rant over the fact you can usually do pretty nice things with no money when it comes to model making, here's a proof. Look at this horror, it's the most basic Aztec you can find which i bought more than 10 years ago.

the shirts and the trousers...

Here they are all of them!

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #11

When the work is done and set, you can drop the shirt on the working surface and it will do a 'ting' king of sound, just like it's a bit of plastic!

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #11

Now i pour some superglue on the back of a Saké glass and (last tricky part), *I paint with the shirt with superglue using the back of a modelling knife* Now why is it tricky, hey because if the superglued-up paper touches ANYTHING, it sticks up and you ruin the paper work! It's not recommended that the paper touches the skin too because you might have it permanently glued to the finger (see small picture). But then in this case you can always use a knife to separate skin from paper.

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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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