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Whenever I see a 'slanting tower' buried like that, I expect it to be of gray metal, with faded letters spelling out 'NCC-'something... (You'd need to have read the book 'Fey' by Paul Kidd to really understand the joke. And, yeah, still Fantasy)

 

Beautiful, and an interesting read. Now, where did I put all those cork coasters?

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Thrym, when you break your cork bits apart, do you cut into desired shape then crumble the edges, or break for a more natural sever?

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Cork "sculpted" and sand added for texture.

 

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  This is going to be so cool. Your making me want to work on my base for the Caeke diorama I started last summer.

Thrym, when you break your cork bits apart, do you cut into desired shape then crumble the edges, or break for a more natural sever?

Good question. It always fun to hear how others do these things. When I work with cork, I just kind of break off pieces more or less in the sizes I want and then make it work. If I break one off I'm not happy with, it goes into my save it for later bag. I feel like I get a more natural look doing it that way.
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Thrym, when you break your cork bits apart, do you cut into desired shape then crumble the edges, or break for a more natural sever?

 

In this case, I fit some pieces I cut from a sheet I have used.  I roughly matched my drawing.  Then after making sure I had them where I wanted them I pin them down and trace them.  Then applied super glue between layers.

 

Once that set I sat over a box top and scraped the corners down with a sculpting tool.  I made sure to rough up everything.

 

To make the transitions smoother I added sand to the surface.

 

I will have a pic of the final sand surface in a bit.

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Thanks @Thrym and @ Tiniest! I've been fiddling with a base and trying to figure out how best to approach what I wanted to do. I have cork coming out of my ears now,  :wacko:

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I like it, but I'm surprised that no one has made any Monty Python and the Holy Grail quotes yet like; The king said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up.

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