4%-12% USPS Mid-October Rate Increase Announced!

  Just announced within the past week, the USPS will raise First Class Package & Priority Rates somewhere in the 4% to 12% range which could vary how fare the packages are being sent! Nothing was mentioned about the current changes in equipment removal and resource restrictions that has plagued service for the past month or more. All that said, a lot of big eCommerce companies are switching to UPS & FedEx for dependable, time-sensitive shipments--at a higher cost to the shipper.
  So far we've been promoting the sale of our businesses mentioned a couple of weeks ago. We did receive a few questions of including the Shipping Room image and why. The answer is quite simple; several discussions that we've had with interested Buyers is that when both business are purchase by a single Buyer, the Buyer would get all of the shipping and packing materials as well. This is a turn-key opportunity which is exactly that--everything associated with the businesses is included.
 So in my spare time, I've been able to work on the Doctor Ben's website. Although it's not quite done, it is up and functioning. Customers are accessing the website signing up for the Newsletter and placing orders. I've gotten a considerable amount  to the Scale Model Masterpieces website and and may have it up this weekend--just in time for Labor Day!.
    A sign that Summer is about to wind down is that Georgia schools are back in session and we've been fortunate to have a few days last week in the middle 80 degree temperatures-WHEW! Guess we'll see you in the Hobby Room ... Please wear your face covering; wash you 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

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