I went through many ideas before finally stopping on a vintage taxidermy shop set c. 1915. The other ideas were sound, but it was all decided once I found the 1:16 scale 1913 Model T Van kit by Entex that included decals for a taxidermist. One read, "From Mouse to Mastodon." I love it!
I ended up making my own removable sign boards for the van for a few reasons. I wasn't keen on using the name on the included decals, and I wasn't sure about my success in applying large decals either. And, I might want to use the van for something else in the future, so I can just swap out the boards. These are printed on regular paper and mounted to bristol paper for added weight. Mini hold wax keeps them in place without marring the paint finish.
I have a full post dedicated to the 1913 Model T Van build with links back to the individual posts for easier reference. The van fits relatively well for scale in my final project, but I do love it even on its own. This was not an easy or forgiving kit. So many parts broke during assembly, and a few were even broken from the start. I had two kits, and even with that, I ended up having to glue the suspension so the front wheels would not turn and the van would not roll. But, I was able to add LED headlights and taillights. Overall, I'm glad I took on the task and I'm pleased with the look of the final model.
Full post here.