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Checkered Flooring Tip

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    February 2014
Checkered Flooring Tip
Posted by Orthian on Monday, June 30, 2014 9:09 AM

Hey guys,

I dont normally post tips and how to's as I am a novice builder but I discovered something cool and wanted to share it. I was looking for flooring for my display case, i was at Walmart trying to find like drawer lining, then discovered all of their new Duck tape's with all kinds of designs and colors. I noticed they had checker. $4.97 later i was home laying it down and it actually looks pretty close to scale and has a nice finish, I am pretty happy with it so far.

 

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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, June 30, 2014 9:12 AM

That's a great tip!! Even though it isn't a tutorial per se, why not add it to the tutorial collection I started?

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/general_discussion/f/3/t/113982.aspx

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, June 30, 2014 11:00 AM

Good idea with the checkerboard duct tape. Many years ago when I acquired my curio cabinet to display my models there was checkerboard self stick shelving paper available and I used it for the bottom shelf, but rather than stick it on the shelf itself which would become permanent, I took a piece of foam board and covered it with the paper, therefore leaving the cabinet itself in pristine condition.

High octane

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    February 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Monday, June 30, 2014 3:47 PM

Most craft stores carry 12'x12' checkerboard paper used for scrap booking. I like the Duct tape idea.

Dennis

 

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:23 AM

That's a great idea! Thanks!

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Posted by BrassBuilder on Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:33 PM

The great things I learn here! Thanks for the tip! And I agree with BTD....post that in the tutorials too.

Mike

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, September 1, 2014 3:34 PM

It's a shame they only sell Silver,Black or White here in the UK.

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:08 AM

they only sell gray here...

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Posted by RAMBENNA on Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:16 PM

cool idea

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