Banana trees

20 Jul 2020
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Banana, or plantain, trees are actually no trees at all, but rather a giant form of grass. Indeed, bananas are the largest of herbaceous flowering plants… Bananas come in two species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, both originating in South-East Asia. The Arabs brought them to Africa in the Middle Ages, and the Spanish and [...]
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A farmhouse in Flanders

19 Sep 2018
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Some time ago I asked my twin Sons to help me building the scale model of a Flemish farmhouse. I thought it would provide the ideal setting for a skirmish in the War of the Austrian Succession, involving perhaps a foraging party of French Hussars unexpectedly stumbling upon a piquet of British regulars, themselves busy [...]
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New molds and resin castings

18 Jul 2017
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A few months ago, after producing a few batches of resin figures for me, my resin casters decided to retire from business. This came as something of a shock to me. I tried to locate an alternative source, but unfortunately to no avail. In the event, I resorted to becoming my own caster and purchased [...]
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More resin castings

09 Mar 2017
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I have produced some more resin castings of my Canadians and Woodland Indians. This time, the poses were a little bit more articulated than with my first Indian, and making the one-piece mold required more attention, as well as the venting of critical areas. This said, the result has again been very encouraging…
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Mannequins and masters

07 Jan 2017
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I build all my masters from scratch using epoxy putty, mostly A+B and DURO, and other materials. To save time, however, I produce basic resin mannequins that I can use as a base for new masters. Shown here is an early anatomy mannequin made of A+B epoxy putty (I now use almost exclusively DURO), and some partial […]

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