Spotlight Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions & Cal Freight N Scale Update

  Happy first week of Spring! We actually turned on the lower A/C unit to dry some of the humidity in the casting room yesterday. But today through the weekend it may not go on at all.

  Anyway, this Newsletter is a bit different because we have had an influx of new website subscribers asking tons of questions and wanting to know where to go and find more information about Doctor Ben's products. This week we will focus on the Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions which were the very first weathering product that I developed (second only to the Nail Hole Tool). As always, Debbie and I sincerely appreciate your business and ask that you tell your friends about our product because word-of mouth is our only advertising!


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  All About Doctor Ben's Weathering Solution Products 4oz & 8oz Jars  

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 weathering. 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, IDBZ1154 - Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutionowe 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.

In my quest for the ultimate weathering process I remember that I found a four-step, four bottle product back in the 1980s that stated it came from the guy's driveway and I tried this for a while. I then I tried the 'Steel wool & vinegar rust' process. This I really liked, but the thought of the rusting processing continuing even after the application scared me. I tried flushing with water, but this washed the finer particles away, and I still was not sure that the rusting process had been stopped. I even tried sealing the finish with a dull coat—too labor intensive. And then one day I literally fell over an idea as  I was helping my brother install some custom cabinets on a commercial job site.

The long story short is that although my formula has changed over the years, AND, a lot of folks have tried real hard to copy my Doctor BeHow To #1 Bookletn's products, but they still haven't come close. Several even posed as 'friends' to get the formulas. Today, you can buy various weathering powders (NOTE: some are just ground artists chalk and/or tempra finger paint powders), and there are folks are offering stuff used to tint wet concrete (yes, really!), but nobody—nope nobody— has a weathering solution OR an industrial weathering pigment that will perform anything like the Doctor Ben's products do.

  Using this Doctor Ben's Product: Weathered Rust differs from Realistic Rust in that it is more like the rust that you would see on old farm equipment sitting out in the field—dampened by the morning dew slowly etching away at the metal surface. The Weathering Solutions are a topical application that does not affect the surface integrity of the model. This product has built in adhesive polymers that enable it to stick to any surface. Get too much on and want to remove it? Not a problem, read on about all the great uses in the product description. You will not be disappointed. Join the many thousands of satisfied modeler using Doctor Ben's!

  Individual Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions-4oz & 8oz Jars

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It's barely been six months since increased our N Scale Details by hundreds; and I do mean hundreds of boxes, barrels, junk, bags, stacks, lumber, A/C units, duct work, trucks, vans, buses, boats, sheds ... and much, much more. We do have some of the N Scale on our website, but this acquisition will explode our product inventory..
  In fact, there are a whole group of details where the masters were originally created but never made available.
  All that said, I estimate that it will take us some time to organize & sort things out. If you have an interest in anything Cal Freight detail(s) that you are desperately waiting for, please let us know and we'll do what we are able to make it available again.
  Stay tuned, this may be a wild ride!
   Thank you for your patience & your business! Please tell your friends; it’s our only advertising.
Sincerely, Debbie & Richard Bendever