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Black Bart Blackening solution
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As our solutions page grows, please be sure to scroll all the way down.

This page will get longer and longer as we add more paints!

What’s in the name? – In architecture we would sometimes say “It’s all a bunch of smoke & mirrors.” when trying to sell our unfinished concept with beautiful art and profound concepts. In model building we create beautiful buildings and dioramas that magically deceive the eye and mind into believing our outcomes to be real...Smoke & Mirrors!

What type of solutions are these? – All our products are acrylic, water-based solutions. They are non-toxic and clean up with soap and water. Some are very diluted so care needs to be taken (as with all water-based products) to apply conservatively to prevent as much warping as possible. Wood does warp, but is easily remedied. If you need suggestions to take the warp out of wood, contact us and we would be delighted to share some of our tricks!

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Brown #10 | Beige #10 | Dark Brown #10 | Leather #10 | Taupe #10

SMS #001

Taupe | Leather | Brown |

Beige | Dark Brown

SMS #001 – $19.99

These colors are used in the following kits:

Atlantic Cable Mine | Kokomo House

Hoist/Boiler House

SMS #001 – 5 pack – lighter color washes – 1oz. bottles

Perfect solution for blackening white metal castings, brass, lead, zinc, bronze, copper, nickel, tin-lead alloys and solders. 4oz bottle.

BLACKEN

Blackening Solution

SMS-BlackBart – $12.00

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Black Barts Blackening Solution –

Mud Puddle | Fade 2 Gray | Cherry Milkshake | Molly Brown | New Timber

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SMS #002 – 5 pack - Wood washes – color washes

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SMS #002

Mud Puddle | Fade 2 Gray |

Cherry Milkeshake  

Molly Brown | New Timber


SMS #002 – $19.99

5 bottles in a package.

Bottle shape may differ from photos, based on availability

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The perfect color to mimic the rust seen on Colorado metal! Paints onto our corrugated paper product perfectly. 1.25oz bottle.

RUST

Colorado RUST

SMS-RUST – $5.00

SMS Colorado RUST – color paint, not a wash

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SHADE

SMS Shade #100

SMS-SHADE – $4.00

SMS SHADE #100 – color wash

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We developed SMS Shade #100 to tone and blend our SMS colors. It adds just the right amount of dullness (shading) without changing the base color. It also works good to accent the "groove lines" between boards. 1oz bottle.

sms-colorado rust color paint

5 bottles in a package.

Bottle shape may differ from photos, based on availability

These colors are used in the following kits:

3-stamp battery | clean-up barrel

Hoist/Boiler House

Paint mixer sold by Wild West Scale Models

Need a quick and way to mix our SMS solutions or any of your other paints? Try our Badger paint mixer!

SMS Paint Mixer – single quick clean unit

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SMS-PM

Paint Mixer

SMS-PM – $12.00

“batteries not included”

requires 2 AA batteries