Modpodge is also water based. your problem comes from the cork absorbing water. but we want that. your goal is to "NOT" wait for the glue to dry. as soon as it is dry t the touch, put something heavy on it. this step is important. i was able to redo my cork tiles by painting them and them after the first side is painted and dry. put something heavy on them and wait a few days. then paint the remaning side. and it all corrected my problems.
but as i tryed it again, i figured what scotty meant... basically glue one side, wait for it to be dry to the touch, put some heavy stuff on it. then paint next side after a day of weighting. then redo it again before painting. just know that while your glue seems dry, it really isn't and its at that time you must put the weights on. once glued and painted they become much harder to bend.
so again... do "NOT" wait for the glue to dry, give it a few minutes to an hour for it to become transparent. then put on some heavy weight on the cork. i suggest you take your time. this process to work, is actually very very time consuming. took me about 7 days to make 8 6x6 tiles out of which about 5 days were needed to just prep the tiles for painting.
Did you ever end up figuring out why your cork wasn't hardening? I'm having the same problem. I'm using this cork.
Post by quasigeekdad on Sept 18, 2018 22:08:41 GMT
Dont know if many people are on this thread but I had a question. My cork is a bit rough on the outside so the tiles don't line up flush. Anyone have any thoughts on how to remedy this. I already put a black coat on them. Or this on how to lean into the differences.
I don't know if there's any solution but to trim them just a little and re-paint the edges. Here's a website from a company that makes cork with tips for cutting it. They don't mention using a T-square, but you probably would want to use one to help draw the cutting lines at right angles.
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Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
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