You can get everything from Vanbar in terms of chemicals. And if you cant find it you can give them the Kodak catalogue number and special order it.
The LORR developer is cheap, the LORR starter is on there too now due to a special order, just search LORR in the search box, it may not show up unless searching for it.
That's developer and starter, the concentrates last & last, just mix it up as you need it, either one shot or replenished, I can help you with replenished if needed. But you need to use and replenish every few weeks to make it last continually (the mixed up stuff that is).
Bleach lasts. Fixer lasts (I use Kodak E-6 fixer on Vanbar site, excellent stuff 10L worth for $7)
Bleach is a bit of a problem, you may be able to get smaller quantity stuff via a Kodak catalogue order via vanbar. Should be able to get that.
Otherwise your other options is Potassium Ferricyanide bleach, which you can get from vanbar which makes a LOT of bleach. You will need to stop after developing, rinse then bleach, rinse, bleach clear, rinse etc, before continuing on to fix with this. (I use homebrand white vinegar ~1+9 for stop one shot when I want to stop, it's $1 for 2L at woolies, that means 20L of working one-shot stop, or you cold make it a lot stronger and keep re-using it as stop).
Sodium Sulphite for bleach clearing bath, very cheap again.
Other than the special order or SM bleach (already on Vanbar) you can special order ECN-2 bleach, it's ~$68 for 33.3 litres worth ($68 from Kodak, it'll probs be another +10-15% from ordering via vanbar, not much though), I don't think it's the ferricyanide bleach but I'd have to check
Replenishing is not hard, and temperature is not hard to maintain either, in fact it's damn easy over the 3m 15s for developing in a plastic tank.
Stabiliser is needed if you intend to run E-6 through C-41 as cross-process, or for films 10+ years old, it'll help, but otherwise, just final rinse, or photoflo.
Though Stabiliser is only $36 for 100L working solution from Vanbar, it's more expensive than photoflo, but cheaper than final rinse intended for C-41 iirc.
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