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January 27, 2015 Newsletter: Get You Free Details Here!

We're giving away to our customers perfectly (well, sort of) good detail castings rather than sell them as "seconds".
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Doctor Ben's Corrugated Material Instructions

We hope that you will find the information here will solve many of the questions you have about the fastest, easiest way to apply corrugated material, as well as a quick and easy technique to apply finishes and weathering.
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January 9, 2015 Newsletter: A Sad Day for Our Hobby

The Hobby has lost a good friend, an amazing modeler, and a true craftsman.
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Doctor Ben's How-To #4: "Hot Glue Casting" technique

It has been nearly 30 years since my "Hot Glue Casting" technique was published in the "Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette" magazine. Although this innovative process hasn't changed much over time, the availability and cost of Room Temperature Vulcanizing Silicone (RTV) as well as weathering and finishes has had some significant innovations. Now is as good a time as any to refresh this article with additional information and lots more color photos than was in the original publication. (16pgs color & B/W)
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How-To Technique: Palletized Products

   When we purchased the California Freight & Details Co HO products line, there are a number of stacked items that could be modeled as lying flat on the ground or on a pallet. This Tips & Technique article both discuses how to create a realistic finish as well as creating the illusion that the stacked items are indeed resting on a pallet in preparation of being ready to be moved with a fork lift or pallet jack.
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