by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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Cork Rock Formation (Kork-Felsen)
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 PiecesNOCH 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.
ConclusionI 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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