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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Building clothes out of cigarette paper #2

When you glue the 2 sides, it should look like the picture below -remember to put the gluing joints *inside* by folding back the joints under the proper shirt. Then with my X acto, i try to move apart the 2 sides near the gluing joint to be really sure that nothing will gluie the 2 sides together.

Building clothes out of cigarette paper #1

I have been posting this fig in some forum and i got a lot of praise about the cloth made of cigarette paper. i have been using this trick for years, mainly to build some newspapers and open books. It's a really ideal material, i have been smoking for years when i was younger, and you learn fast the properties of this material while trying to roll a fag with more than one sheet of cig paper, or even when you are dead drunk. the material is real strong, resists to water and dead thin too!

The shirt

The shirt the guy is holding is being made of cigarette paper -I will try to take a fe pictures to show how i am doing during this week-end

The finished figure

At least finished, and about time too. i may only work back the wrists which look unrealistic. I have been working again the undersize of the legs since last time. but the new thing here is...

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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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