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#1 Ardice



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Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:53 PM

So, I've been wanting to try to use cork for bases (ever since that oh-so-handy tutorial was put up, in fact) but I can't seem to find a place that has any.

I'm looking for flat sheets of a decent thickness for my minis (mostly Reaper DHL).
All I can find is really really thin (like maybe 2mm at most) sheets at my local Michael's. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I might look? (Types of stores really, since I may not have specific store in my area).

Anyway, thanks for helping out the clueless.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:56 PM

I bought my cork at Wal-Mart. IIRC it was about us$3 for 4 small sheets.

I don't know how thick it was, but I cut it in half to use it (after I've cut out a small square).

BTW - It was in the office supply section, not the crafts section.

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#3 Aryanun


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:03 PM


Hobby Lobby.
If you want small, thick pieces, buy some wine. :lol: (j/k)
Some office supply stores.

You could even check out Home Improvement centers like Home Depot or Lowes.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:30 PM

We have cork in rolls at the Micahels where I work. One roll will base probably scores of minis.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:46 PM

I picked up some recently in the Target School Supplies aisle...

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:49 PM

I actually just acquired cork no more than 10 minutes ago. ::D:

Rag Shop
x2 12" x 24" Sheets

It is roughly 2 mm thick, but I layer to my preferred height and plaster the sides so there's no visual difference in my opinion. Plus, I find it much easier to work with thin sheets than thick pieces. Unless you're going for the craggy rocky cliff image where . . . sorry, I was rambling. :blink:

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 05:07 PM

I was looking for cork for a really really long time here in Australia without any luck. Just yesterday i finally managed to find some at Ikea ^_^ in the form of those heat mats you put under pots. Very cheap... $4 AUS (about $3US) for three mats.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:33 PM

You may be able to find cork coaster at your grocery store. They usually sell them in packs of ten and can be found in the party isle. They are cheap and can be thrown at people who interupt you while painting.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:23 PM

For nice thick stuff - I use cork tiles from the shop I used to work at (The Building Depot) - in their flooring section...I pay $10NZ (so about $7.50US) for about nine 12 inch squares - thickness varies from .3cm to about 1.2cm thick...(not within the pack - you choose the thickness)

In the US - check maybe building supply stores, hardware outlets, flooring or tile specialists....
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:03 PM

I got mine at Lowes.

There is more here than I think I'll use in the next 5 years (at least at the speed I paint. ::P: )

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:23 PM

I got mine at Officemax. Seems like any craft/office place has sheets or rolls.


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:49 PM

I bought a 4 pack of 6" square tiles at Hobby Lobby. It is about 5 mm thick (a little over 3/16"), and cost about $4 for the pack. That is probably enough cork to last me the next 10+ years.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:26 AM

Hello,everybody :blush: I'm Alice,a Chinese girl from xi'an city(the home town of terra-cotta warriors)

A pleasure to meet you here :rolleyes: and it's my honor to let you know we're a specialized cork manufacturer in China :blush: Also I sell our cork products to US distributors like EDGEWATER

It is a good luck to finding this forum,if somebody interests the products or would like chat with me,pls add my msn:alicetrade@live.cn Thank you :rolleyes: Well,we locate in different time zone,email to me is also welcomed:)

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:57 AM

You may be able to find cork coaster at your grocery store. They usually sell them in packs of ten and can be found in the party isle. They are cheap and can be thrown at people who interupt you while painting.

:lol: Cheap and multi-purpose...now that's my kind of suggestion! :lol:

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:38 AM

I found some at my local dollar store but it's pretty thin stuff.

Another source of cork is a decent bar. Wine corks are made of .. cork. Well, most of them are. Break them up and you get nice boulders.
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