March 27, 2021:  Clark Kooning MMR will build a great starter kit called First Timer Bar.  This little kit is a great kit by Downtown Deco, a great little company which is owned by Randy Peacock .

This kit is not a laser kit, it is a Hydrocal kit. Hydrocal is a plaster which has been poured into a mold which was made from a highly detailed master carving. Clark will walk you thru the steps to build a great starter kit. We will explore sealing plaster, basic assembly, learn to paint brick and other masonry items

There is no time like the first time for anything & that includes building your first hydrocal kit! Designed with rank beginners in mind, this kit features simple construction but amazing detail. The instructions for this one was specifically written for beginners.
Try one, you’ll like it! 1 1/2″ x 4″.

N scale DD2017 $24.95
HO scale DD1053 $29.95
O scale DD52 $39.95

This is a suggested list of tools that may be required to participate fully in the hands-on portion of our program. In order to allow you to fully take part in building of models you are strongly suggested to have all tools listed. You, however, may not use them in the program, but will have them for future building. Most of the tools listed can be found at your local hobby shop, hardware store or craft store. . Please note bring any tools you usually like to use, you may not use all tools listed. If you have any problems with the description of items listed please contact Clark Kooning, MMR, via e-mail at,

Yellow Carpenter’s Glue
Elmer’s White Glue
5-minute Epoxy (optional)
Sandpaper – 80 and 120 grit
Hobby Knife – Xacto #11 blade
Emery boards or sanding sticks
1/8 Drill bit — Pin vise for bit
000 Steel wool
Assorted flat paint brushes need 1- 1 inch wide
Cheap acrylic craft paint. List suggestion only:
Apple Barrel, Craftsmart and Cermacote are similar brands & have similar colors.
Choose your whatever is available to you:
Folk Art Terra Cotta or a similar orange color
Brown, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna
Flat black, Flat White, Flat Red
Light grey or similar for concrete color (Woodland Scenics concrete works well too)
Spray Can Paint:  Krylon Matt Clear

Or any other tools you usually use…Optional tools: Optivisor, extra work light, these are handy tools which you could use in our clinics, but it is not essential you buy them just for this project. Please note an updated tool list may be asked for during the build

As a special for those doing the clinic Randy has offered to send extra walls and another set of signs for a different little business so really your getting 2 kits  for 1 price

To order the kit:
Please order the kit for your scale online at
Then send Randy a E mail at
And say: “Hey, I’m doing Clark’s clinic. Please include the extra set of castings w/the kit I just ordered” My name is____________ and the kit is _______ scale

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