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





Latest posts

Reeds!

here are all the ingredients to create some reeds -well except 2 of the main ones! So the trick is to coat a small sheet of paper with superglue -it then takes a weird plastic texture and gets a lot stronger and very well cutable. Then cut all the leaves one by one! Then do some tubing with Duro so that one end is thinner than the other one.

Sokol's bits of things

I have been designing a few extra details like this wheels and also various smaller details for the diorama.

Sokol's chimney

And here is the chimney complete with all its accessories, i am quite pleased with it :)

Sokol's bells

So only 1 picture for such an extensive job.. anyway, here you have some thermoformed plastic for the bell, bent brass tubing for the various intakes and plasticard

Pages

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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