Tileboard alternative for us aussies

wickidwombat

EOS 5D SR
Oct 27, 2011
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Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D
 

gmrza

EOS 7D MK II
Jan 21, 2011
521
1
wickidwombat said:
Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D
At $30 a tile, it will still be a lot more expensive than tileboard is in the USA. I haven't even looked at the price of perspex sheets, I think that will be a worse shock.

We have the added problem of having converted a carpeted room into a studio - so my first challenge is creating a hard floor. Right now, ripping up the carpet and replacing it isn't in the budget....
 

wickidwombat

EOS 5D SR
Oct 27, 2011
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gmrza said:
wickidwombat said:
Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D
At $30 a tile, it will still be a lot more expensive than tileboard is in the USA. I haven't even looked at the price of perspex sheets, I think that will be a worse shock.

We have the added problem of having converted a carpeted room into a studio - so my first challenge is creating a hard floor. Right now, ripping up the carpet and replacing it isn't in the budget....
i would just get some 25mm MDF sheets and lay them down maybe run some timber battons on top of the carpet first to leave an air gap to stop it going mouldy then you can nail the MDF sheets to the battons
it can be quite easily full removed then

I know $30 is more than the yanks pay for tile board but this is the closest stuff i found that can be easily aquired locally :(
it is good and durable too
 

V8Beast

EOS 6D MK II
Jun 2, 2011
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wickidwombat said:
Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/
Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Awesome info, as I've been trying to figure out how to emulate that white background effect for my product shots. I need to pick up some of that tile board. I just hope I can fit the 4x8 foot sheets in my van :)

I had to take some product shots of several engines recently, and since these suckers weigh 400-600 pounds each, you can't exactly transport them into a studio. I shot them in the shop using a big ass reflector as the backdrop, and the results sucked balls. I never want to spend that much time in photoshop again, so I'm eager to try out some tile board along with some rolls of paper.
 

TrumpetPower!

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 29, 2012
934
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wickidwombat said:
That is an awesome link -- thanks for posting it! I'll be shooting some artwork against white seamless in the coming weeks, and I've been dreading it a bit...but the simple addition of some of those folding doors should take out all the dread. I haven't decided yet if I want the glossy reflection of the tile board for this particular shoot, but it's cheap enough here in the States that I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks!

b&
 

wickidwombat

EOS 5D SR
Oct 27, 2011
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V8Beast said:
wickidwombat said:
Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/
. I just hope I can fit the 4x8 foot sheets in my van :)
You need a UTE! ;) I'm still jealouse that you can get tileboard so cheap and the stuff doesnt even exist here in oz except for that ikea stuff.

got all my bits for my rig now! just waiting for the rain to stop so i can try it out :p
 

V8Beast

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Jun 2, 2011
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I'd love a Ute, but they haven't made them here in America for nearly 30 years :-[ I'll try to sneak some tile board on my carry-on luggage for ya if I ever make it to Australia some day ;D
 

V8Beast

EOS 6D MK II
Jun 2, 2011
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Chewngum said:
V8Beast said:
I'd love a Ute, but they haven't made them here in America for nearly 30 years :-[
So then whats the difference with that and a pickup truck?
Utes are based on car chassis. Back in the day in America, the Chevy El Camino....


....was merely a Chevelle with a bed instead of a trunk and backseats.


Thanks, Google image search ;D

So basically, you could have the same big-block V-8, manual trans, suspension, and brakes as a Chevelle passenger car but with the versatility of a small pickup truck.

These days, the Aussies get cars like the Holden Ute, that comes with the same 400hp, 6.0L V-8 and six-speed manual trans as in the 2005-2008 Corvette. You bastards ;)



Meanwhile, fat Americans have to settle for trucks that are versatile yet drive and handle like $h!t, or sports cars that are fast and handle well yet have zero versatility.
 

Chewngum

F1.6 is the best.
V8Beast said:
Chewngum said:
V8Beast said:
I'd love a Ute, but they haven't made them here in America for nearly 30 years :-[
So then whats the difference with that and a pickup truck?
Utes are based on car chassis. Back in the day, the Chevy El Camino....


....was merely a Chevelle with a bed instead of a trunk and backseats.


Thanks, Google image search ;D

So basically, you could have the same big-block V-8, manual trans, suspension, and brakes as a Chevelle passenger car but with the versatility of a small pickup truck.

These days, the Aussies cars like the Holden Ute, that comes with the same 400hp, 6.0L V-8 and six-speed manual trans as in the 2005-2008 Corvette. Those bastards ;)
Ah fair enough. I am an aussie and love utes. Though not so much the shiny ones, give me a dusty, roughly handled tradies ute anyday of the week. Convenient for everything. Oh so by the way, please bring some tileboard over for me too, in your carry on ofcourse.
 

gmrza

EOS 7D MK II
Jan 21, 2011
521
1
wickidwombat said:
i would just get some 25mm MDF sheets and lay them down maybe run some timber battons on top of the carpet first to leave an air gap to stop it going mouldy then you can nail the MDF sheets to the battons
it can be quite easily full removed then

I know $30 is more than the yanks pay for tile board but this is the closest stuff i found that can be easily aquired locally :(
it is good and durable too
We decided to bite the bullet and rip up the carpet. Given the price of thick MDF sheets, laying down MDF on top of the carpet would have approached half the cost of reflooring the entire room with laminate.

Next step is a new backdrop system that can handle vinyl backdrops...