Late-April Newsletter & Updates

 Here it is darn near late-April and COVID-19 creating world wide havoc and tax time has been pushed back to July 15th. Our Governor of Georgia announced two days ago that he is relaxing the "Stay-in-Place Order. This is good news for the hair salons, exercise centers, tattoo & massage parlors, (and restaurants & Private social clubs next Monday), but nothing about part-time high school students coming back to work  Good Grief! It does cause me to chuckle a little when I think about those folks maintaining the "required" six foot distance from each other!
elow is a re-post of our Doctor Ben's Weathering Product Spotlight series it's all about our Doctor Ben's Weathering Pigments and How-To Instructional booklet. Enjoy!
  We received a call from a customer earlier this week (Are you surprised that a hobby manufacturer answers the phone?) wanting to know about "tinting" the Doctor Ben;s Weathering Stains. The short answer is yes; especially if you are using another Doctor Ben's Weathering Stain. He was wanting to increase the green tint of Mossy Driftwood and we suggested Orbisonia Green. Another question came up about occasional, small pigment lumps from not stirring enough. Yes, some stains require a lot more stirring than others simply because of the pigment density and sometimes room temperature slows the mixing process as well. The warmer the temperature; the easier the mixing process is to do.

  Amazingly, the Jordan Vehicle kits are literally fling off the shelves and last count we're less than 30 kits. And for those who have been asking for a Gazette Flash Sale, we've reactivated the Offer at the bottom of this Newsletter ... We have been listing the Gazettes in our eBay Store to help clear them out of here. We really need the room ... See you in the Hobby Room and Wash Your Hands!!

Fine Scale Miniatures BOX, INSTRUCTIONS, ETC

   So you stored you expensive FSM kits in the basement and there was a flood that damages the yellow boxes significantly de-valuing those darn expensive, collectible kits. Or, you want to build a model just like this kit, but you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for a box of wood and metal castings.
  This is your lucky day! Not only have we sold hundreds of FSM Instruction set to customers over the past 30+ years, but many of them used the instructions to guide them to build this model, too! There may be casting sets available for this specific model. By now were sold a few and listed some as Auctions in our Ebay Store where they have been getting quite a bit of attention. Ask us about them. More Info Here!
Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments
DOCTOR BEN'S Brownstone Weathering Pigment Plastic/Metal/Resin 2oz-*NEW* #1338
 This is a much bigger container of weathering product than the little thimble that other folks offer-PROMISE!
They're Not a Powder and They're Not a Chalk, They ARE Industrial!
 Using Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments®
As a single component of the Doctor Ben's Weathering Products, the Industrial Weathering Pigments are an even more powerful *NEW* Doctor Ben's 4-Piece Special Weathering Solution Set-4-4 oz Bottles!tool in creating a realistic Model. Not a powder, not a chalk, the Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments are very easily applied using a soft, but stiff, brush. However, be careful, a little bit goes a very long way!
I've been using the Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigments to tint Hydrocal© for years. Just a 1/4 teaspoon make a whole lot of difference when tinting white Hydrocal© to an earth tone color. Very cool! These are allDoctor Ben's 8-COLOR Railroad Pigment Weathering Pack-CLICK for larger image! great products and as we get more images we'll get them posted here as soon as possible!
The Doctor Ben's Weathering products work best in conjunction with other Doctor Ben's Weathering Products as well as competitors' products--Hey, why not?!
Have you got a result that you would like to share with our visitors? Send your pictures to us!
The Doctor Ben's 2oz individual pigment jar is a much bigger container of weathering product than the little thimble that other folks offer-PROMISE! 2oz. (volume) MOL - Use Sparingly -- Very Concentrated!

They're Not a Powder and They're Not a Chalk, They ARE Industrial!
"We Turn Toys into Models!"
Products Developed Directly from the Creations of NMRA National Award Winning Dioramas by Richard E. (Ben) Bendever

Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigment 27 Color Set

Doctor Ben's Products are:
-  User friendly, Sticks to all materials-metal to plastic, all surfaces-flat to glossy
-  No complex processes, No Experience necessary,
-  Color fast—does not fade from sunlight or florescent lights,
-  Super concentrated, a little goes a very long way,
-  Clear, re-sealable 2 ounce (volume) containers,
-  Price Value, a huge savings over the little tiny containers that others offer,
-  It's Doctor Ben's, our reputation says it all!

Are you ready to do some weathering?
  Each year we attend numerous hobby shows and we have some basic techniques that we share with our visitor where folks can take our products home and begin using them just like at the show-no experience necessary! Now you have the chance to learn what many thousands of other folks have learned without having to pay a $7.00 (or more) admission fee to get in the door. In fact we won't even charge you for postage*.

  We are always looking forward to hearing original ideas & feedback from our friends & customers who have enjoyed using our products. Got a story to share, or am image that you are especially proud of? Send them in, we have thought that we should have more User photos. As always we are happy to return your requested material to you.

"Scale Products for Discriminating Modelers"  

"Back Road Buildin's" The Grocery 
"Traveling the back roads years ago, one would happen across a tiny grocery store around every other bend in the road or over the next rise. Even today, these picturesque treasures can still be found. Wood siding deeply scarred by grain and rot and weathered a beautiful silver gray. Rusted tin roofing sheets all but covering the original wood shakes. Front porch sagging and with a decided lean. And as though in staunch defiance to this earthly appeal are a multitude of colorful metal signs plastered everywhere advertising the contents of the interior: colas, soaps, cigarettes, remedies, staples, and clothing." (Introduction from original 1980's advertising in the NG&SL Gazette magazine)

  The Grocery in O Scale is the first of this series with a bunch more to follow in both O Scale AND HO Scale. Above and at left is the "finished" Pilot Model images, where I finally found some spare time to finish applying the signs and adding the details that are included in this kit. If anyone is interested, this built-up model like some many other pilot models (still available) is For Sale.

And you will be amazed at all the "Options" of Extra Details, Doctor Ben's Stains & Solutions used for finish & weathering we have added to this kit which means huge $$$ savings for you!

This *original* 1987 Thomas A. Yorke Ent. kit has been slightly revamped with some modeling technique updates and details added as well as including a significant update of the instructions. Now, we know that we could have kept the price down even more if we cast this kit in Hydrocal©; and didn't have such high standards of casting quality (detail density bubbles, pits, voids, etc.), we just refuse to sell second quality castings. But, then if we did cut corners to save some money, you would not be able to appreciate een more the intricately, hand-carved details that Tom Yorke spent so many hours working on each and every original master pattern for this kit. Trust us, you would be able to tell the difference!

 This kit includes Tom Yorke drawings, scale lumber, Grandt Line windows & doors, and the detailed construction and weathering instructions that you've come to expect from Scale Model Masterpieces including a bunch more stuff! 

O Scale Foot Print: 3-1/8"wide x 5-1/16"" long. We'll bet that there are a few S/Sn3 Modeler who can adapt this kit to their scale, too! 

  Be sure to check out the website updates for this kit which now include options to add detail packages, and the Weathering Stains and Weathering Solutions described in the kit instructions used to complete this kit.

Jordan Highway Miniatures
1929 Ford Wood-Side Station Wagon Automobile Kit
NOS HO/1:87 

  This Limited Availability New Old Stock (NOS)/Out of Production (OOP) Jordan Highway Miniatures kit is composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED plastic injected (& sometimes metal) parts. Assembly & Finish are Required. Assembly using most plastic cements (SEE BELOW) and painting (& Doctor Ben's Weathering) may be completed by hand and/or an air brush. Want to know how to weather your finished model? Ask us how! The above image best describes this item assembled (required) & its design! Just a Few More Here!

  And Did you miss the "Flash Sale" Gazette Magazine-65% Off  & Free Media Mail Shipping Offer? Some Subscribers did and they let us know that they didn't receive the email with the Flash Sale in it. So, this is a repeat of the 45% Off Sale of all remaining NG&SL Gazette magazine Individual Issues AND Annual Sets. The only limits are a Minimum $25 spend and Free Postage is Domestic USA Contiguous 48 States.
  Also, if two people purchase the last copy of any issue, the person who pays first gets the magazine & the other person gets a refund. Quantities are limited as is the time for this Flash Sale! Remember; Spend Minimum $25 AND Use the 
CODE: gaz45
Here is the direct link: NG&SL Gazette Magazines
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