USPS October 2nd Rate Increase!

 You will probably remember October 2020 & 2021 when the USPS proposed to its governing Board to activate a “temporary” Rate increase to all its categories of envelope and package shipping prices. It was just announced that the USPS will once again be raising rates beginning October 2, 2022 through December 22, 2022. In the same announcement the USPS states that it will slow down services in an effort to save money. And also, the USPS is seeking Federal funding to replace half of its gas powered delivery fleet with electric vehicle. So if you wait until October it could cost you a lot more to ship your order of Doctor Ben's & Scale Model Masterpieces products!
  So in my spare time, I've been able to work on the Scale Model Masterpieces website. It has been a work-in-process and the Newsletter Sign-Up for this website which is separate from this DeBenLLC & Doctor Ben’s Newsletter the SMM sign up is also is at the bottom of the www. Home Page. FYI The only way to get the SMM is to sign up.
  Finally, we had a customer purchase an Out-of-Stock kit on the SMM sight this week and although it should no processed the purchase, it did. Hopefully this is a very rare occurrence.
Guess we'll see you in the Hobby Room ... Our Georgia Count just received a re-rating from Serious to a Moderate COVID rating. Please wear your face covering; wash your hands; and comply with social distancing whenever possible. Thank You!

Split Granite Stone Single-Tunnel Portal
Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3

Scale Model Masterpieces/ Split Granite Tunnel Portal (LabStone)... #5001 HO/HOn3 & Sn3/Sn2... About Doctor Ben's Scale Tunnel Portal #5001 (LabStone Unfinished Castings)... As a single component of Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium, the Split Granite Tunnel Portal is an original master creation utilizing the Doctor Ben's #8880 (3/32") Baby Building... More Information ...

Wood Shipping Boxes/Crates-(7pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces/Yorke Multi Scale
Description for this item:... Wood Shipping Boxes/Crates (7pcs-7/32" x 5/16" x 5/8" Long). Scale Model Masterpieces DETAIL PARTS are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Color-Cast resin parts and Assembly & Finish are Required. Assembly using most plastic cements and painting may be completed by hand or an air... See Here!

Aged Driftwood Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium
  Aged Driftwood Ready-To-Use Weathering Stain #1097 for Wood, Plastic, Hydrocal, Metal & Much More... Are you tired of the costly, smelly petroleum based weathering and painting products that seemingly evaporated overnight? Do you like paying $5.00 for a half ounce of these very same products? Good news, Doctor... Read More Here

How-To #1 #2 & #3 Doctor Ben’s Scale Consortium Weathering Booklet Set  
  Each of our Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions Sets, Weathering Stain Sets, and Weathering Pigment Sets are accompanied by one of our corresponding "How-To" booklets (all three shown at the left). These laser printed, eight-page, four-color booklet have the very same information that we demonstrate at all the hobby shows we attend every year as well as available on our website Blog (Blog Archive, June 2015). And, if you purchase ... Read More Here
Save 12% over purchasing all four individually! Item #SMM5003

Boxes & Blocks & Bricks-Use for Multiple Scales!
    A few years ago we purchase the California Freight & Details Co HO product line. And believe it or not, we still have a number of the detail parts that we have yet to release. So, Here are four (4) newly released palleted sets: SMM5000-Palleted Boxes-Large w/Risers (2pcs)SMM5004-Palleted Boxes-Medium w/Risers (2pcs); SMM5010-Palleted Boxes-Small w/Risers (2pcs); &

SMM5075-Palleted Cement Blocks-w/Risers (2pcs). Save 12% over purchasing all four individually! Item #SMM5003. Watch for our upcoming How-To Tutorial on our website Blog Coming Very Soon
Rustic Scale Lumber-Natural Finish
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium
  Rustic Lumber-Natural... 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... Read More Here
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Doctor Ben's How-To #4: "Hot Glue Casting" Booklet by Richard Bendever!   A number of years ago I was browsing through my old Gazette magazines and I picked up the January/February 1982 issue where I found an interesting article. In this long-out-of print magazine, I found an article about casting detail parts. In that article Terry Metcalfe described how he cast parts by melting beads of a thermoplastic called “Makit and Bakit” beads in RTV molds using an ordinary kitchen oven. I decided that this process was definitely NOT going to work for me.
  As a former Mold Maker/Tool & Die maker, I am quite familiar with the plastic injection process...  Read More ...

Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit
Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn30/HOn3

  Backwoods Ramshackle Engine Shed Kit by Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises/Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30... Yes, this kit is in production and yes, folks are purchasing it & (hopefully) building it. This is too beautiful of a kit to leave it in the box! The accompanying images showing...Read More Here
Roof Top Access Stairway Shed (4pcs)
Scale California Freight & Details Co..

Detail Parts are composed of UNFINISHED/UNASSEMBLED Natural Labstone parts-Assembly & Finish Required. Assembly using Doctor Ben's Hypo-Cement for tiny delicate parts as well as most...Read More Here
Doctor Ben's Industrial Weathering Pigment Products
 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 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!  Please CLICK HERE for lots more details about the amazing Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution products!.

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