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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Building clothes out of cigarette paper #10

Time to shape the shirt. every smoker knows the rule: you have to shape the paper without tearing it up!

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #9

Then i am doing the same kind of job for the collar, but here the job is more tricky as the point would be that the shirt doesn't look like it's been ironed. So i set apart the lapels of the collar with a blade and insert some matches to break the shape of the glued paper. That's all for now, the nexts steps are the buttons and of course the final shaping!

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #8

Then of course i have to cut the opening for the sleeves in the main body of the shirt. I am doing that from the inside with my trusty blade! Then I slice my sleeve accordingly and glue it in the inside of the body of the shirt. Of course I insert some matches so that each side doesn't glue to the other one.

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #7

Okay so it wasn't Monday but Tuesday. Having a small kid means you go to sleep early. So the first part of the pictures shows the kind of glue i use, and also the plastic brush I use to apply this kind of glue, it's a '"paint shaper'" or so they tell. So what i am doing is just rolling the sleeve against a match so that it creates some of the folds you have as the lapel of the sleeve is of a smaller diameter than the sleeve of course.

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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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