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SCRATCHBUILDING PARTS,
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES

Builders In Scale provides the craftsman model builder with these extraordinary to unique materials, parts and supplies.


SCRATCHBUILDING PARTS

WEATHERING SUPPLIES

Silverwood Stain packaging Silverwood Stain packaging stain packaging

OUR ORIGINAL SILVERWOOD STAIN

Premixed weathering and aging stain for wood and plaster, includes dauber.

  Part #106   -   SilverWood Stain ( 4 fl. oz. )    
  Part #123   -   SilverWood Stain ( 8 fl. oz. )    


NEW COLOR STAINS

Our SilverWood stain has been weathering wood structure kits for decades. After exhausting tests we have formulated several additional stains, some for enhanced weathering, and others for primary coloring. These, like the SilverWood, can be used not only on wood, but paper, plastic and plaster. They can also be mixed together for your own custom stains. They can be diluted with rubbing alcohol. We use 99% pure isopropyl alcohol to avoid the water content of lesser grades that can warp your models. Note the stains remain soluble, an advantage as you can continue to work them, adding more coats if you'd like it darker, streaking with another color to add interesting highlights. There are all sorts of things you can learn from a little experimentation. Here are a few notes on the formulations:

#106, #123-8 - SILVERWOOD - our original formula, light gray for general weathering.
#125, #124-8 - BLACKWOOD - same as #106 but much stronger, for heavy weathering, staining ties, etc.
#127, #126-8 - DEADWOOD - a nasty color found in dark alleys, abandoned mines and the like, use for weathering. Just don't step it it!
#129, #128-8 - REDWOOD - a primary color stain for old barns and other structures.
#131, #130-8 - BROWNWOOD - a primary color, heavy weathering, similar to #126 but much stronger.
#133, #132-8 - YELLOWWOOD - a primary color, as well as enhancing natural wood to “brown”.
#135, #134-8 - BLUEWOOD - a primary color stain for “in town” structures.

AVAILABLE IN 4 or 8 fl. oz. BOTTLES


Our HO 8 inch LASERWOOD planking with no stain

weathered planking - no stain     stain packaging

same with 106 - SilverWood Stain

weathered planking - SilverWood     stain packaging

124 - BlackWood Stain

weathered planking - BlackWood     stain packaging

126 - DeadWood Stain

weathered planking - DeadWood     stain packaging

128 - RedWood Stain

weathered planking - RedWood     stain packaging

130 - BrownWood Stain

weathered planking - BrownWood     stain packaging

132 - YellowWood Stain

weathered planking - YellowWood     stain packaging

134 - BlueWood Stain

weathered planking - BlueWood     stain packaging

Consider using BlueWood Stain!

weathered planking - BlueWood


LASERWOOD GENERIC PLANKING

By the way, the above photos show our wood stains applied to our HO scale LaserWood 8 inch planking. These are a nice rich light brown to start. The stains are transparent so the wood and/or paint will show through and affect your results.


ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL - 99%

Besides a good cleaning agent we use isopropyl alcohol to thin our wood stains and acrylics. We use the 99% pure as 70% contains 30% WATER which we want to avoid applying to our nice wood structure parts. Since 99% isopropyl alcohol can be difficult to find we now offer it.

  Part #120   -   Isopropyl Alcohol ( 4 fl. oz. )    
  Part #121   -   Isopropyl Alcohol ( 8 fl. oz. )    


DUE TO FLAMMABILTY THESE MAY NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE US.
THEY MUST BE SHIPPED BY GROUND. Allow a week or two to reach the east coast.



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WEATHERING CHALKS

We offer two sets of 8 pastel chalks each for weathering as described in many of our instructions.
Colors include Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray, Sooty Black, Dirty Brown, Light Rust, Dark Rust, and Dusty Oxide Red in our basic set.
Our "scenic" set includes a dark and light blue, woody sepia, three yellows, and two shades of green to enhanse your special projects be they scenery, structures or rolling stock.
A small stubble brush is included in each set.
The nice thing about this system is storage is not as messy as with powders which can easily get all over the place. Just scratch off whatever you need, and the rest stays conveniently together in stick form, for later use. Our pastels are formulated with a sticking agent so no fixative is need unless the model is going to be repeatedly handled.

  Part #107   -   Weathering Chalks ( set of 8 )    
  Part #108   -   "Scenic" Chalks ( set of 8 )    


Pre-mixed Scale Mortar


PRE-MIXED BRICK MORTAR MIX

Our pre-mixed scale mortar mix is just the thing for finishing brick. Use it on cast Hydrocal or plastic. Fantastic results! A dry powder you simply mix with water and apply after painting the bricks red. Instrcutions included. About four teaspoons- enough for a couple of fair-sized structures.

  Part #110 ( All Scale )   -   Brick Mortar Mix ( 1 oz. pkg. ) Light Gray    


  Part #111 ( All Scale )   -   Brick Mortar Mix ( 1 oz. pkg. ) Dark Gray    


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