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Reply #4 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 6:50am
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This may seem obvious but all the ceiling tiles I've looked at have designs pressed into the front and the back is always smoother than the front. I had to replace some ceiling tiles from water leaks and some had a lighter coating on the back and some had a very rough dark coating on the back. Smoother the better.
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Reply #3 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 3:09am
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Sky9pilot wrote on Sep 6th, 2019 at 10:36pm:
I got my ceiling tiles from a Habitat for Humanity recycle store.  They have them all over so you might check in your area.  They recycle all kinds of items from house materials, tools, kitchen appliances etc.

I hadn't considered that Habitat For Humanity would have them. There is one just spitting distance from my local hobby shop, too. A cork board will work for now, but I'll stop in the Habitat For Humanity store next time I visit the hobby shop...especially since my house could use a few things.
  

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Reply #2 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 11:25pm
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I make my buiilding boards from dollar store foam/cardboard sandwiches glued to a pine board base and I pin the plan to the foam, lay plastic wrap over it and build using Gorilla Carpenter's Glue and pins to hold everything in place. To keep things at 90° you can use foam triangles, or lego building blocks.
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Re: Building on cork board
Reply #1 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 10:36pm
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I got my ceiling tiles from a Habitat for Humanity recycle store.  They have them all over so you might check in your area.  They recycle all kinds of items from house materials, tools, kitchen appliances etc. 

Cork board will work also.  Just make sure it's long enough for the fuselage length and/or a wing panel.   Push pins, T-pins or plain straight pins will work fine.  Cover your plans with plastic wrap or wax paper so the glue doesn't stick to your plan.
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Sep 6th, 2019 at 6:05pm
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Sky9pilot has mentioned that he builds on ceiling tile. I don't have access to ceiling tile, but I have given some thought to building on a cork board. Is this a sound idea, or should I find another low-cost solution?
  

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