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Step 1: Inspect, clean and debur (if necessary) the casting or material. Apply one coat of Doctor Ben’s Natural Basswood Weathering Stain (#1090) to prime the detail. Allow the Basswood Stain to dry for a few minutes.

Step 2:  Without shaking the Doctor Ben’s Rustic Oak Weathering Stain (#1081) too much, quickly wash over Basswood Stain enhancing the detail. Allow the Rustic Oak Stain to dry for a few minutes before moving on.

Step 3: Using a very fine brush (10/0) apply Doctor Ben’s Weathered Rust Weathering Solution (#1154) to the metal bands & metal parts of the detail. Allow this application to dry.

Step 4: Place the detail upside down and using a Doctor Ben’s Micro Blaster (#1490) with some “thinned” Instant Age (#1152) spritz the detail. After the first application has dried, turn the detail right side up and spritz the tops with the same Instant Age solution & allow to dry.

You will be amazed as to how real the wooden details look! The Doctor Ben’s products are topical applications that do not affect the surface integrity of the model. All of the Doctor Ben’s products are color-fast (do not fade in ultra-violet light) and have built in adhesive polymers that enable them to stick to practically any surface. Have Fun!

HO/S/O- Scale 6″ Random Clapboard

Doctor Ben’s #6410 HO- Scale 6″ Random Clapboard (1/16″)

Doctor Ben’s HO / S / O Scale 6″ Random Clapboard Doctor Ben's  Fine Scale Nail Hole Tool HO/N Scale#6410 (1/16″) | #6420 (3/32″) | #6430 (1/8″)

Fine Scale Miniatures has always been know for its “staggered” clapboards and for years the material to emulate them has never been available—until now!

Doctor Ben’s now has available for your models building HO-scale #6410 (1/16″); S-scale #6420 (3/32″) ; and O-scale #6430 (1/8″) scale 6″ clapboard material .

Each sheet is a full 6 inches wide and 24 inches long. Now all you have to do is reverse your plans, tape them to the back of this material and start a cutting and you can have FSM siding!

Doctor Ben’s “How-To #3: Weathering & Painting Using Pigments” booklet
Whether you are a novice or a professional, this booklet series is for you. Each year we attend numerous hobby shows and we have some basic techniques that we share with our visitors where folks can take our products home and begin using them just like at the show-no experience necessary! If you want your models to look as bad as ours do, you need to use what we use. This How-To booklet #3 is included *FREE* with any of the SIX the Doctor Ben’s Weathering Pigment Sets.

Doctor Ben’s “How-To #2: The ABCs of Staining Castings” booklet
Whether you are a novice or a professional, this booklet series is for you. Each year we attend numerous hobby shows and we have some basic techniques that we share with our visitors where folks can take our products home and begin using them just like at the show-no experience necessary! If you want your models to look as bad as ours do, you need to use what we use. This How-To booklet is included *FREE* in the Doctor Ben’s Weathering Stain Sets #1 & #2 AND in each Thomas A. Yorke “Practice Wall HO/O scales.

Doctor Ben’s “How-To #1: The Art of Turning Toys into Models” booklet
Whether you are a novice or a professional, this booklet is for you. Each year we attend numerous hobby shows and we have some basic techniques that we share with our visitors where folks can take our products home and begin using them just like at the show-no experience necessary! If you want your models to look as bad as ours do, you need to use what we use

Fine Scale Nail Hole Tool (O/HO/N Scale)

All three Fine Scale Nail Hole Tools

Depending upon which tool is used, this Fine Scale Nail Hole Tool will produce two nail holes per scale six inch clapboard in HO scale/three nail holes per six inch N scale clapboard or  two nail holes per scale six inch clapboard in S scale/three nail holes per six inch O scale clapboard on wood, plastic, metal, or paper. Depending upon the softness or hardness of the surface and the amount of pressure applied to this Fine Scale Nail Hole Tool, will determine the depth of the scale indention into the material. Nail holes need not be so obvious that they stick out like a sore thumb. In all actuality, most nail holes in quality prototype construction do not show anyway. For the purposes of modeling, nail holes are a nice detailed touch that exhibits realism to the observer. When this Fine Scale Nail Hole Tool is properly used, tiny prick marks will result that will be hardly noticeable until some colored solution or weathering is used to enhance the effects of this tool.

Now Color-Cast in Granite Grey!

As a single component of Doctor Ben’s Scale Consortium, the Scale Turntable Pit #9213 is an original master creation utilizing the Original Doctor Ben’s #8880 (3/32″) Baby Building Blocs to create a perfectly concentric Turntable Pit that is easily applicable in scales N to G! This product is currently available without the table. Eventually, we will have tables available that are mastered by Thomas A. Yorke applicable for all scales.

The dimensions of this Turntable Pit are 12″ square overall with the pit dimensions of 9.125″ diameter by 15/16″ to the floor of the pit. The  rail lip that you see in the image is 0.093″ high by about 5/16″ wide. the individual 3/32″ BBBs are staggered as not to overlap joints.

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Working with Weathering Stains

Typically, there are three types of castings found in a kit: plaster, resin and metal. Since the manufacturing process of each of these castings is molding, all three casting types will have some sort of mold release that affects the staining/coloring process. Although the mold release used in plaster castings has been absorbed into the gypsum and cannot be removed, the mold release on resin and metal castings is best removed with vinegar and warm water. Only after the resin and metal castings have been cleaned and thoroughly dried, can the staining process begin.

Doctor Ben’s has one of the most comprehensive selections of weathering products that you will find. For some, the choices can be overwhelming. The following will provide a brief oversight into each of the weathering products and provide some background, as well as the benefits, of each. Additionally, each product line has a How-To booklet that provides techniques that, by using them, enable the modeler to recreate the look that is described in each booklet. In the event that you have a specific issue that you are unable to resolve, please call or send us an email with your questions, and we will be happy to assist you in your weathering challenge.

Modeling with pigments for most people is a mystery. This is partly due to the fact that many folks confuse pigments with powders and chalks and mistakenly think that these powders and chalks will produce the same results as using industrial pigments. Additionally, not all pigments are created equal. For instance, there are tempera pigments made for finger painting that are nowhere nearly as concentrated as Industrial Weathering Pigments. And only Industrial Weathering Pigments are color-fast with polymer-binder adhesives that enable them to adhere to practically any surface. This booklet simplifies this mysterious substance and its applications.

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