Monday, 11 January 2021

Cork Pillars ~ Quick Fantasy Terrain

I wanted some pillars. In fact, I've wanted some pillars for quite a while. I had a pretty good idea of how to make them but I just never got around to doing it. But a couple of days ago I made them. They are cheap and easy and super quick to make. Here they are:

To make these the main ingredient is wine corks. I bought a bag of these years ago to use for sculpting. You can get them from most home-brew suppliers. The other ingredients are: 30mm round lipped bases and 30mm mdf bases. These piece are not compulsory and other similar items could be used.
Glue a pair of corks together.
Take some bases.
Glue them on to the ends of the corks. Glue the mdf base on to the bottom/base
Undercoat them. (This is Egbert, the 28mm Saxon for scale reference)
Paint them grey (or whatever colour you want) and dry-brush them.
They are finished. They're lightweight, sturdy and stable. I might magnetize the top of them so that I can add some sort of walkway on top.

As I was making these I thought to myself: "Hmmm... These would make really good pedestals to hold figures while I'm painting them". One cork + an mdf base. Hot glue or Blutack the figure onto the mdf base.... Start painting. Easy!


  1. Wooow! That's looking awesome!
    Great looking.

  2. A clever idea to make some simple and effective looking pillars.

    1. Thanks Peter. I'm pretty happy with them. Good results for a minimum effort.