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Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 26, 2007, 12:28:01 PM
Finally it can be revealed...

(http://www.matakishi.com/German%20base%20complete%20set%20up%203%20600.jpg)

Full instructions etc here:
http://www.matakishi.com/wwiigermanbase.htm
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: Malamute on October 26, 2007, 12:48:27 PM
Very inspiring as usual, excellent stuff :)
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: revford on October 26, 2007, 12:59:06 PM
Looks great.  I may try out your plans and have a go at the barracks huts myself.

Is there is special reason for using cork or do you just have a huge stash of it?  I've noticed you use if for lots of projects.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 26, 2007, 01:10:35 PM
Quote from: "revford"
Is there is special reason for using cork?


I use it because I find it the best material to work with.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: revford on October 26, 2007, 01:20:59 PM
Quote from: "matakishi"
I use it because I find it the best material to work with.


Fair enough.  I didn't know if it had some special property I'm not aware of, cheapness, good texture, strong, or something else.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: Driscoles on October 26, 2007, 01:23:58 PM
very nice looking indeed !
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: PeteMurray on October 26, 2007, 01:39:58 PM
Quote from: "revford"
Fair enough.  I didn't know if it had some special property I'm not aware of, cheapness, good texture, strong, or something else.


Cheap in quantity, durable, easy to paint, trivial to cut, easy to assemble.

Great work, Matakishi. You build faster than some general contractors!
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: audrey on October 26, 2007, 02:07:03 PM
Great looking buildings. You make it look so easy. It's like they almost build themselves.

Little did the cork industry realize they would get a .001% boost in profits solely by Matakishi showing off his great buildings to wargamers. Maybe you should try and get a sponsorship. :lol:
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: drferling on October 26, 2007, 02:11:47 PM
@ Pete - Any idea where to track down the thicker grade cork tiles in the States?  Do you have a local big box store?
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: PeteMurray on October 26, 2007, 02:17:48 PM
Quote from: "drferling"
@ Pete - Any idea where to track down the thicker grade cork tiles in the States?  Do you have a local big box store?


The big boxes may not stock it, and there's a trick here. You want fine-particle cork tile, which tends to be sold in thin sheets, rather than the large-particle cork which is sold in slabs. A good craft store (check fabric shops, too) might have some. It's most commonly sold in 1' by 1' tiles about a quarter inch thick.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 26, 2007, 02:24:20 PM
Getting the right kind of cork in the USA is a real problem it seems. I may have to look into the cost of shipping small quantities over to people who want some.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: meninobesta on October 26, 2007, 02:44:33 PM
Now the base is not so "secret" anymore ... but I promisse I won't tell a thing to any lead person!  :mrgreen:

it looks really great! :)

speaking of cork ... a friend of mine also uses loads of the stuff in his modeling, obtaining of course great results...

and Since I'm from Portugal, here the stuff literally grows on trees :D
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 26, 2007, 02:47:30 PM
Ah yes, if I lived in Portugal ALL the trees would be naked! :lol:
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: Hammers on October 26, 2007, 03:43:50 PM
Quote from: "matakishi"
Ah yes, if I lived in Portugal ALL the trees would be naked! :lol:


To each his own, I guess.

If I lived in Sweden, ALL pretty girls would be naked!

*looks out the window*

As I suspected it doesn't quite happen that way.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: white knight on October 28, 2007, 11:39:57 AM
Now this I'm going to try. Especially since I have some of those cork tiles already.  :)
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 28, 2007, 11:48:56 AM
Quote from: "white knight"
Now this I'm going to try. Especially since I have some of those cork tiles already.  :)


Post photos when you're done  :)
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: white knight on October 28, 2007, 12:09:52 PM
I will.

I'm already starting to think about it, I have some old WW2-era German coins. I will see if I can make a mould from putty and "pressmould" the german eagle to further decorate the buildings.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: matakishi on October 28, 2007, 02:38:58 PM
I tried to buy some resin eagles from Northstar because they were having a sale but they were sold out :(
I managed without in the end :)
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: white knight on October 28, 2007, 02:54:34 PM
I got some resin eagles from Monolith and will use them in another project, but they are really big.
Title: Secret WWII German Base
Post by: Graven Steve on October 28, 2007, 09:18:32 PM
Quote from: "matakishi"
I tried to buy some resin eagles from Northstar because they were having a sale but they were sold out :(
I managed without in the end :)


Those are the Monolith ones. Nick sold out of them about a year ago - No idea why they are still on the North Star site