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Cork Rock Pieces
Cork Rock Formation
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Cork Rock Formation (Kork-Felsen)
Item:
08810
Scale: Any
Material: Natural


NOCH markets rock formations of natural material, in this case cork. It is lightweight, easy to work, and offers shapes, textures and coloring which mimic boulders and cliffs.

Cork Rock Pieces
NOCH offers these bagged rock faces simulated with cork. It is very light and has natural texture on both sides.

It saws and cuts easily. Being cork, any adhesive should anchor it well.

Although it's been decades since I dated the geologist, to me it resembles sedimentary debris flow breccia or conglomerate rock on the dark side. The tan side looks like a finer sedimentary surface.

I surmise that NOCH intends this model rock to be mounted into a hill or bank. However, I think it can make a convincing boulder that has come to rest far removed from a slope. I show it on a tropical diorama as it also resembles a large coral formation to me.

Prototype?
I loaded a few photos of real rocks that resemble this cork rock into this review.

Conclusion
I think that this product resembles many rock faces and boulders I have encountered. It is light weight and easy to cut. Thus it can enhance the scenery on even small dioramas without creating a balance issue.

Modelers can paint it or can 'plant' foliage on it to make it fit in with their perception of nature.

I think this is an interesting low cost and light weight substitute for plaster or Hydrocal rock for railroad layouts and dioramaists. Recommended.


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SUMMARY
Highs: I think that this product resembles many rock faces and boulders I have encountered. It is light weight and easy to cut.
Lows:
Verdict: I think this is an interesting low cost and light weight substitute for plaster or Hydrocal rock for railroad layouts and dioramaists.
  Scale: Multiple S
  Mfg. ID: 08810
  Suggested Retail: $7.00 ( 5.29 )
  Related Link: Cliffs Rock! Layout Scenes III
  PUBLISHED: May 23, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Comments

They look really useful, and would certainly save on the weight of the diorama.
MAY 23, 2013 - 12:41 AM
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