It's the First Week of Fall!      

  Great News for Us (and you); just this week we started two High School students in our "Internship" also refereed to as a part-time job.Still, it's going to take a few weeks to show them both the to ropes of casting, and packaging and reorganization everything that has turned into chaos in the two months since our last student left for college. In the meantime, feel free to add your name to those products showing a "Waiting List" and we'll let you know how soon the item will become available as we get caught up. 
  We receive lots of weathering & finish questions every week and every so often we receive a question that I feel other modelers may be interested in reading. We did post a question in last Wednesday's Newsletter, so here is another question: When staining clapboard siding panels, will the stain warp the pre-cut pieces? 
  REPLY:  It depends on the type of wood and size. Some wood is more sensitive and even Rubbing Alcohol will cause slight warp. And yes, I always stain both sides whenever possible for two reasons: Staining both sides seals the the wood preventing it from the humidity in a room which can be causing things to happen unexpectedly to the model.
 And two, staining both sides of the wood (or all four sides of strip wood) pretty much eliminates warp age which is typically caused by the wet stain "on only one side of the wood" drying and thus, shrinking and pulling the wood into a curved or warped state..
    Pretty simple, huh? Send us some pics of the finish model we can post on our website! Got more questions? ASK! See you in the Hobby Room ... We'll be the ones wearing masks with clean hands!
Weathering Pigment Flavor-of-the-Week:
Worn Leather Weathering Pigment-2oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium
  All Doctor Ben's Weathering Solutions are available in 2 ounce wide-mouth recyclable jars individually and in money-saving 27-jar & 8-jar sets as well as an 11-Color Pigment Sampler Set. CLICK HERE to find out more!
There are quite a few Doctor Ben's Resellers spread around the world... some are a little my active than other. Either way, we would like to share with you a recent Tips & Tricks from Jim & Anna Cleveland, owners of Frenchman River Model Works ...

Can Dr. Ben's Weathering Products be used on resin?        by Jim Cleveland
 You may have used alcohol based weathering solutions with fantastic results on wood, or plaster kits in the past, but we are here to attest that they can also be used with fabulous results on resin kits as well! 
  True, the process is different because the resin is not porous, however, this can, in fact, work to your benefit. Keep reading and you'll see what we're saying. ... Read More Here 

Got Recycle Metals & Cardboard?

We Do! And we got it covered in HO, N, S, & O Scales!
CALIFORNIA FREIGHT & DETAILS Co.

Recycled Scrap Metal Bales/Stacks (5pcs) 

HO  N  S  O Scales
CLICK on Your Scale to go to this Product!

Scale Model Masterpieces Detail Parts for Model Railroading & Scale Modeling are 'unfinished, often, unassembled' LABSTONE kits that typically require stain & some assembly.

CALIFORNIA FREIGHT & DETAILS Co.
Recycled Cardboard Bales/Stacks (5pcs) 

HO  N  S  O Scales
CLICK on Your Scale to go to this Product!

Scale Model Masterpieces Detail Parts for Model Railroading & Scale Modeling are 'unfinished, often, unassembled' LABSTONE kits that typically require stain & some assembly.

 
Old Tree Stumps-Large #2 (12pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces Multi Scale
Scale Model Masterpieces Large #2 Tree Stumps (12pcs-LabStone)  UNFINISHED LABSTONE/GYPSUM 1/48-1/32-1/64-1/87... This Doctor Ben's Fine Scale Product is a color-cast resin casting using the same high quality material that we use to cast the parts for our... Part Number: SMM9364 Read More Here ...
 
Timberline Green Weathering Stain-4oz
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium
Ready-To-Use Weathering Stains 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... Part Number: DBZ1065 Read More Here ...

For Sale: Scale Model Masterpieces formerly Thomas A Yorke Ent, California Freight & Details, & Sequoia Scale Models (Limited Products)

This is a "turn key" operation. Just as quickly as you can get it set up you can be selling products immediately! Questions we have received:

  1) Is this Scale Model Masterpieces business profitable? Yes it is. Current product line is just over 300 SKUs.

  2) What can be done to make this business be more profitable? We have NOT attended a model convention and even in the past six years which we expect the new owner to return to the various conventions, events and shows which will bring much more exposure than what we currently do over the Internet and word of mouth... Got Questions Please Read On!

Rustic Scale Lumber-Natural Finish
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium

  Listing is for One (1) Package 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... Part Number: DBZ4300. More Info Here!
Wooden Barrels/Casks (10pcs)
Scale Model Masterpieces/YORKE

Description for this item:... Wooden Barrels/Casks (10pcs- 5 Open & 5 Closed)... Scale Model Masterpieces Multi Scale... 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... More Info Here!
11-Color Railroad Weathering Pigment Sampler Set & Booklet
Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium-Multi Scale

Products Developed Directly from the Creations of NMRA National Award Winning Dioramas by Richard E. (Ben) Bendever... 11-Color Railroad Pack Industrial Weathering Pigment Set? #1315... Sampler Set for Amazing Results!... Included with this Industrial Pigment Set set is our *original* Doctor Ben's "How To #3: Weathering & Painting with... Part Number: DBZ1315 More Info Here!
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