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Cacique Caribe29 Nov 2017 7:12 p.m. PST

Ok, my people. Though I'm stuck on my back and unable to sculpt, play or make terrain, I can still look at pictures and read posts.

So … What cork terrain pieces have you built and/or painted lately, and do you have any pictures you'd like to share?.

Thanks so much!

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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

I throw crushed cork into my fall/winter forest scatter mixture that I use on my Battle of Kings Mountain pieces.

There are picture here on TMP. Search Over Mountain Men.

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 1:15 a.m. PST

Its been several months but the last time I was home on leave I bought a couple of packs of square tiles and built a bit of terrain inspired* by Preacher by day, Mild mannered gamer by night.

His blog:

The post that inspired me:


I put together a 4'x4' set of floor tiles and enough wall, door, stair sections to enclose the whole area and provide a good number of interior walls. I have tried to make everything generic enough that it could be used as a D&Dish dungeon, a space ship or research facility for sci-fi or a warehouse, submarine pen etc…for pulp games.

Next on my list is a number of specialty pieces that I can fit in to give the terrain a more sci-fi or dungeon feel.

*by inspired by I mean tried to copy but didn't do nearly as good a job as!

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 1:16 a.m. PST

…and if you read this a big thank you to Preacher by day for sharing his work!

Cacique Caribe30 Nov 2017 1:56 a.m. PST


Wow, I love his test colors too! That is definitely inspiring. Thanks for sharing the links.



TonicNH30 Nov 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Had a bash at some generic middle east/afghan/african/sci fi plascrete stuff in 15mm sprayed with rustoleum stone finish and then finished off with vallejo moder colors…doors etc still to be done






Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

I believe that I have, somewhere, a hoard of cork stoppers from wine bottles. Now I am inspired to break them up -- maybe in a blender or food processor -- and use them as scatter terrain on a desert table.

I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

DLIinVSF Inactive Member30 Nov 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Sadly I can only do very basis box shapes with cork tiles.


Andy ONeill30 Nov 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

The old style flock is pretty much that – ground up dyed cork.

Twoball Cane30 Nov 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

I used thin cork strips to make the bases for my trees and shrubs scatter terrain in 15mm scale…got a huge roll cheap from

Cacique Caribe04 Dec 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

Well, ironically, though a lot of my favorite figures were lost in the sludge hurricane Harvey left behind, I'm told that all my cheap cork tiles made it through just fine, high up on the closet shelves.

That would be taken as a sign or omen by some people. Or as some profound life lesson. :)

PS. By the way, have you guys been keeping track of the progress on this cork terrain project by Lord Ashram?
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blacksoilbill07 Dec 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

Thanks BigDan! Would love to see what you've come up with.

Cacique Caribe18 Dec 2017 8:19 p.m. PST

Just watched this very informative video on working with cork:

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Though he is only working on a diorama piece, and his scale is 1/35, the tools and techniques that he uses are exactly what anyone of us will need when making concrete slabs, sidewalks and cobblestones out of cork.

Two things that I lost when the house flooded but I know I'll be buying again:

1) balsa stripper
2) NWSL Chopper

I'm not sure if I'll be needing to buy that "Eurotool" (retractable steel bristle) texturing device for 15mm terrain.


Alan Lauder05 Feb 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

Ahh Dan, sorry to hear you have been flooded out. Hope your feet are dry this side of the holidays. Nothing too inspiring on the cork front recently, just a few bush wars huts under construction – with thanks to the inspiration from Matakishi. Must get back to painting them!

Cacique Caribe06 Feb 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

Those look fantastic!

PS. We moved back home about 30 days ago and are still adjusting to the house and unpacking stuff that was in storage and at relatives' these last 4 months.

Cacique Caribe02 Mar 2018 6:28 a.m. PST


Thanks to your inspiration, I think I'm finally going to get started on some cork buildings for this jungle setting:

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