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Building clothes out of cigarette paper #6

Then -and here you have to be *careful* because half of the real trick is there.

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #5

Then I let dry the sleeves/shirts /trousers overnight while letting some matches in the openings, to be really sure that no glue will attach the sides together.

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #4

The trick is basically the same with an opened shirt, except it's better to open the shirt on the front and then fold each side.

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #3

Open the collar with a cutter stroke but better put some bit of plastic between the 2 sides so that you don't cut both sides of the shirt. And then just prepare the collar, the sleeve and the flap of the shirt which are basically cut and folded cig paper with no glue.

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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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