Here is the last of my 4Ground side buildings. I decided to put all three together because they are all completed in the same way honestly, except for Crockett Bit and Spur Company which I made my first attempt at a shingled roof.
The Zin's Hardware and Tinware sign caught my eye right when I saw it and I new I'd found my first tradesman for my town. This building was actually the first one I completed when I started this project. There isn't a lot I did differently here from the Western Union Office except for the side sign. That was an absolute afterthought! I set the building on the table, and honestly was pretty happy with it. As I went back to my desk I saw a pack of Woodland Scenics dry transfers (#506) in a box. I had tried to use these as a kid when I was attempting to build a model railroad. The results were disastrous, but that was 30 years ago, so hopefully my skills will have improved. I cut a small piece of wood for the side sign, painted it gray and attempted to put the letters on. Did my skills improve? Well, they did a little, but honestly those things are absolutely horrific to work with. The only thing that saves face is that being the old west, the mistakes like the letters not lining up perfectly, actually give the sign a little more character. That little side sign is actually my favorite part of this building.
Thanks for looking! Next up is some of my corner feature buildings.