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Stearman6527/01/2019 15:10:41
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Posted by Ronaldo on 27/01/2019 14:24:24:

Along with many others on here ......' Plasterboard', ...... it's cheap to replace, takes pins well, and stays flat as long as its mounted on a true flat surface.

I've been building models many years, and used the sundeala type fibre boards before. I've found it twists and warps like %&*^%$*$^" if it's not nailed down to a true flat surface (and it can still slightly warp and lift in the center where it isn't nailed down !), where as with plasterboard it remains flat, you can simply lift off a worn out sheet, turn it over and use the other fresh side. When that's side's finished with, discard it and drop a new piece in it's place.

Ps ....... If like me, once you've used plasterboard you won't want to use anything else wink 2

Edited By Ronaldo on 27/01/2019 14:30:13

yesyesyes

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Ronaldo27/01/2019 18:20:46
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Some goods tips there David, especially using A4 paper to level the board to near-perfect yes

Martin McIntosh27/01/2019 18:36:29
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I use none of the above, but EVO stuck some 4x1 sheets of 3 or 4mm Lite ply to a solid 6x3 bench. 6mm would have been better. Steel pins go in easily using some blunted diagonal cutters to push them. Lasts for years.

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Mike T27/01/2019 21:44:13
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Sundeala is made for the job. I bond mine (lightly) to a known, level substrate - in my case a bench-sized offcut of kitchen worksurface. The current slab has been there about 6 or 7 years and is still as flat as the day it went down. At some point I may give it a light sanding and paste on some lining paper to freshen it up.

leccyflyer27/01/2019 21:47:57
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Yep - my Sundeala mounted on blockboard is also still warp free six years later and as flat as when it was instaled.

Christopher Morris 203/01/2020 12:54:58
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Some good helpful tips here. I am going down the route of 1500x600 12mm mdf with plasterboard glued to this & 4mm 300x300 cork tiles glued on top. Will trim the edges with gaffer tape. The cork tiles i had spare, so a good use for them as i have had them on a kitchen worktop for about 5 years & still like new, so i know they should work well on a plan board. Will pop some photo's up when done.

 

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Andy Stephenson03/01/2020 15:04:07
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I have used Sundeala glued to a piece of 19mm thick MDF which keeps it flat enough. The stuff is expensive enough but the best alternative to this is a 2' x 4' suspended ceiling tile which appears to be the same as Sundeala. I don't know how expensive they are because it was given to me by a builder friend. If you can buy them singly I bet they are cheaper though.

Christopher Morris 203/01/2020 15:32:15
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Posted by Andy Stephenson on 03/01/2020 15:04:07:

I have used Sundeala glued to a piece of 19mm thick MDF which keeps it flat enough. The stuff is expensive enough but the best alternative to this is a 2' x 4' suspended ceiling tile which appears to be the same as Sundeala. I don't know how expensive they are because it was given to me by a builder friend. If you can buy them singly I bet they are cheaper though.

I am a retired electrician, when i think of the thousands of tiles we have skipped years ago from all the office's we revamped & fitted new 24"x48" tiles as it was far quicker to change them, than paint them as they soaked up the paint & would need at leased 3 coats. Nowadays they are about £3 a tile for a 600x1200mm but are in boxes of 16. The place we used to get them shut down years ago.

Gary Murphy 103/01/2020 15:36:31
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If you get Plaster board and lay that on a good flat surface NO gluing is needed. I have used all the other mentioned options and by far the best is plaster board, 12 or 15mm ,you can buy it in smaller sizes to now. I also use the A4 sheet to "true" up. I have a really sturdy office desk I thought was flat BUT the middle sagged very slightly,this showed even with 15mm mdf and plaster board! couple shhets of 4A bingo.

martin collins 103/01/2020 16:37:42
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Another thumbs up here for plasterboard...........

kc03/01/2020 16:45:08
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Plasterboard is far cheaper than anything and takes pins very well - no need to put cork on top. Also takes screws in case you need to hold spars down. Best thing is to have several loose sheets of plasterboard - some wing size, some smaller for tailplane and fin so that you can work on some other part whilst the glue dries. Builders often chuck away wing size offcuts of plasterboard so it could be free if you ask - just make sure it's flat.

Plasterboard can be stored vertical without sagging as long as nothing is leant against it.

Christopher Morris 203/01/2020 20:23:00
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The only reason for the cork was to seal the plasterboard. It will stop a lot of the white/gray powder coming out every time you pull a pin out. Helps to keep it all clean.

kc04/01/2020 10:37:50
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Well the white stuff does not come out of plasterboard from the pins or even when screws are used to hold spars - with modern plasterboard in good condition (not allowed to get wet! )

Andy Shailer04/01/2020 11:59:04
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Plasterboard for me, Im using the same Plasterboard 14 years on, (stuck to thick MDF) and its still flat!!

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