Spotlight Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions & Warm Weather, too?

 Our local North Central Georgia weather is forecast to be in the 70's through the weekend and at the same times the Mid-West is getting a snow storm. WOW! Sounds like a good reason to stay inside and work on some models. 
  Anyway, we've got lots of activity happening here including some serious remodeling and work-space renovating. Eventually, we'll have a good deal more space to work when one and/or both of our Doctor Ben's and Scale Model Masterpieces business are sold. Lots of folks are interested asking questions and realistically we're taking our time searching for a good fit between our turn-key businesses and ideal owner-operators. Time will tell.
  We will be heading to Maryland in about two weeks or so to celebrate Debbie's Mom's 99th Birthday. If you are contemplating placing an order from our website you should do it sooner than later. Otherwise, it could be well into mid-May before we can get orders packed and in the mail to you. So, here are a couple of ideas for you...
What do you get when you combine a group of Scale Model Masterpieces Details into a group? Well for starters, we have this HO Scale Vertical Boiler & Water tank Mini Scene for a introductory price! Other Scale Now Available! Click the Image!
Modeling with Doctor Ben's Products

  Emilian's son constructed this On30 Engine House using just over a bag of Doctor Ben's Rustic Lumber ... Hopefully, we'll get some more images of Emilian's work real soon!
  Do you have images of your models using Doctor Ben's Products and/or Scale Model Masterpieces kits & details? Why not share them with the 1,500 Newsletter subscribers and the 14,000 visitors that we have to our website each month. Fire off and email, NOW!

 We "use" to have four flavors of Doctor Ben's Rustic Lumber: Natural (#4300), Driftwood, Cresote, & Pickled . Today only the Natural remains. The three products are easily "tinted" by you using our Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains and you save money. By the way, not to be a name dropper; but both Brian Nolan & Dave Revelia both use our Doctor Ben's products to finish their award winning dioramas! So, in other words, if you want to make your models looks as bad as their models look, you have to use what Brian & Dave use!

 Railroad Roundhouse Stove Kits (3kits-Stoves & Vent Pip/Tubing)

DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Cast Labstone & plastic tubing parts and Assembly & Finish are Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air brush. Want to know how to weather your finished model? Scroll down to find out how! The above image and thumbnail at right best describes this item assembled (required) & its design.

Wooden Barrels/Casks for Wine, Beer, Spirits, Oil, Water, Flour, Nails, and stuff. Note: This Item shown in the image is stained with Doctor Ben's #1081 Realistic Oak to show Detail. Item Consists of 10pcs-5 Open / 5 Closed - 3/8”dia x 7/16”tall   LabStone
 Details are a staple of any scale model scene and what can be more popular than wood barrels. We have lots in many scale you should check them out! Click Here!
 

Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution Sets#DBZ1180 - Doctor Ben's Solution Set #1 Doctor Ben's 8-Color Solution Set #2Doctor Ben's 4-Color Solution Set #3Doctor Ben's How To Booklet #1

Doctor Ben's Solution Set

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  All About Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution Products 4oz & 8oz Jars  

When I first began building Fine Scale Miniatures kits  (manufactured by George Sellios) many years ago, the part that I enjoyed the most was the weathering. Nothing  irked me more than to build a model in a brand new, pristine condition. I began looking for something more that what the FSM instructions offered. Don't get me wrong, IDBZ1154 - Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutionowe a great deal of what  I learned about building models from building early Thomas A. Yorke kits, Model Masterpieces kits, Builders in Scale kits, Timberline kits; heck, there's even a thing or two to learn from building the Campbell kits.

In my quest for the ultimate weathering process I remember that I found a four-step, four bottle product back in the 1980s that stated it came from the guy's driveway and I tried this for a while. I then I tried the 'Steel wool & vinegar rust' process. This I really liked, but the thought of the rusting processing continuing even after the application scared me. I tried flushing with water, but this washed the finer particles away, and I still was not sure that the rusting process had been stopped. I even tried sealing the finish with a dull coat—too labor intensive. And then one day I literally fell over an idea as  I was helping my brother install some custom cabinets on a commercial job site.

The long story short is that although my formula has changed over the years, AND, a lot of folks have tried real hard to copy my Doctor BeHow To #1 Bookletn's products, but they still haven't come close. Several even posed as 'friends' to get the formulas. Today, you can buy various weathering powders (NOTE: some are just ground artists chalk and/or tempra finger paint powders), and there are folks are offering stuff used to tint wet concrete (yes, really!), but nobody—nope nobody— has a weathering solution OR an industrial weathering pigment that will perform anything like the Doctor Ben's products do.

  Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Weathered Rust differs from Realistic Rust in that it is more like the rust that you would see on old farm equipment sitting out in the field—dampened by the morning dew slowly etching away at the metal surface. The Weathering Solutions are a topical application that does not affect the surface integrity of the model. This product has built in adhesive polymers that enable it to stick to any surface. Get too much on and want to remove it? Not a problem, read on about all the great uses in the product description. You will not be disappointed. Join the many thousands of satisfied modeler using Doctor Ben's!

  Individual Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions-4oz & 8oz Jars

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"Back Road Buildin's" HO & O Warehouse #2 Kits!
Shipping the Warehouse #2 kit again this week. If you've not yet received a Shipping Confirmation email, please be patient. Just like The Grocery Kit #9150 we've been a little overwhelmed with orders. We expect to have the last of the Warehouse #2 kit shipped by tomorrow. Please read the information on the website as how your Club might use this kit as a fundraiser!
 
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