Don’s Dry Goods was my first kit from Wild West Models. It is a very nice design. I had a few minor issues that I will mention in the photos but nothing that got in the way of a pleasant build of a very nice kit. This model will not be done for some time to come as I have decided it really needs an interior.
The left and right walls can be reversed to put the stairs on the other side and it comes with several laser cut signs as well.
The walls for this model are quite large and as a result the grain pattern of the wood is fairly visible. If the kit was painted it would not be an issue but I decided to stain the exterior with Wild West’s Smoke and Mirrors “Molly Brown”. I did not heavily pre-stain the walls with black acrylic so I will need to go back and try to hide the grain more effectively before it is done.
The floor and porches
My first modification was to raise the building by putting it up on 4x8s.