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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


Former Member27/01/2019 15:32:00
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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.

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