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Offline matakishi

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« on: October 26, 2007, 12:28:01 PM »
Finally it can be revealed...



Full instructions etc here:
http://www.matakishi.com/wwiigermanbase.htm

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 12:48:27 PM »
Very inspiring as usual, excellent stuff :)
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 01:23:58 PM »
very nice looking indeed !
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« Reply #6 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!

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« Reply #7 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:
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« Reply #8 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?

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 02:17:48 PM »
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@ 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.

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« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 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
Cheers,
Pedro

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 02:47:30 PM »
Ah yes, if I lived in Portugal ALL the trees would be naked! :lol:

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« Reply #13 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.

Offline white knight

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« Reply #14 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.  :)

 

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