I thought I'd verify how easy it is to get oversized cardstock in the USofA. Yesterday my wife and I decided it was too hot to cook, so went off to the local restaurant for supper. The restaurant was right next to the local newspaper's print shop, and on a whim, I checked them out. The first thing I noticed was a stack of legal size card stock....without breaking out the micrometer, I'd guess it at about 65 lb card, and its feel and texture is about the same as the Bristol card stock from the local office supply store. On inquiry, I found they also had the cardboard used for backing paper pads, but that would take about a day to get delivered from the main office. For $15 US, I scored 100 8.5x11 sheets of cardboard and 50 sheets of 8.5x14 cardstock. The real kicker is that the office I visited was in a town of less than 8000 population, and the head office was located in a town of less than 12,000 population. So, even if you live out in the boonies as I do, it is still not much of a search to get supplies locally. On an unrelated foraging trip, I found some rolls of "glue dots" at the local Michaels that should prove useful. These are little (about 3/16" diameter) circles of tacky glue stuff like that used to affix CDs and DVDs to the covers of computer disk magazines. It is available in both temporary and permanent formulations. It works great to tack-glue the base platforms for ship models to a plank (or other flat surface) long enough to get the framework assembled, and later remove from the base without damaging either the model or the building board.