Original Contest Proven Doctor Ben's Product!
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 realistic weathering and scenicing. 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, I owe 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.
We have four flavors of Doctor Ben's Rustic Lumber: Natural (#4300), Driftwood (#4301), Cresote (#4302) & Pickle (#4303). Other than the Natural, the remaining three products are "tinted" with our Doctor Ben's Weathering Stains to give them a more character. By the way, not to be a name dropper; but both Brian Nolan & Dave Revelia both use 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!
Doctor Ben’s Rustic Lumber Instructions: We recommend that you DO NOT pay extra for the other three Rustic Lumber Products. Save yourself some money by purchasing the Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain of your choice (Oak, Pine, Driftwood, Durty Black, Antique White, Barn Red and 12 other Stains) and thinning them down you can create your own original Rustic Lumber! Each Package Contains 300+ Pieces of 3/64”x 9/64”x 5-1/2” for N, HO, S, O, G & Military Models, too!
This Listing is for one (1) package pictured above-right.
After 30 Years, Now Available Again! "Pool Hall & Bordello" Craftsman Kit by Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises *is now* Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
Finally! It here And it is AMAZING!! The design of this fantastic Craftsman kit much more like the 'original' 1979 version(SEE Image) than the southwestern version Tom Yorke did a number of years ago. But that's almost where it ends. We have used Tom Yorke 'original' hand-carved masters and created totally new castings to replace all that wood and time-consuming construction of the 2nd Floor Bordello, multi-pitched roofs, and both front facades. And instead of just 10 or so castings, there are now 27 LabStone high-quality castings, Precision Cut Roofs, Glazing and Signs (the Baba O'Rileys Pool Hall sign is like not other!), 4-Color Laser Signs and window glazing, meticulous instructions and Options, lots of images, and Doctor Ben's How-To #2: The ABCs of Staining Castings booklet.
So, for the few drooling in anticipation and the curious wondering about the changes that we have in store, the first change is obvious; an exterior stairway up to "Roxanne's" Bordello. Why you ask? Well, the building has a new owner and rent paying tenants are needed to pay the mortgage. The enclosed interior stairwell that 'use' to allow patrons up to Roxanne's now heads down to the basement where "Max's Barber Shop" now resides.
The stairway is an old iron and concrete unit from another property that the new owner had which mysteriously burned down a few years back and managed to cobble it up to the stone wall up to Roxanne's. Word has it that the tenant on the other side of the stonewall ("The Iron Horse Saloon") wasn't too thrilled about all the hammer drills used to attach the stairway to the wall. It seems that all the vibrations caused more than one whiskey bottle to hit the floor and sounding more like a shotgun going off in the bar. All the half-drunk patrons (yes, during the day) also hit the floor until the all clear was given that no one was shooting in the bar; yet.
Want to know 'more' including why this is such a terrific new kit? The Sept 15-Mock-up of Pilot Model is now on-line! CLICK the 'above' image to see our progress! To be continued...
Are you ready to do some weathering?
Using Doctor Ben's Ready-to-Use Weathering Solutions
by Richard E. (Ben) Bendever
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