Monday, 10 March 2014

The Wild West Town of Saw Butte Part 4

The Notchyaws Mine Office

The Notchyaws Mine Office is the administrative building for Notchyaws Mine, which is located a few miles out of Saw Butte at the foot of Callyer Bluff.   Though production of gold and precious minerals has declined somewhat, the Mine Office does handle assaying, claim licensing and gold shipments monthly.


Construction was as per the previous buildings i.e. foamcore shell with icy pole stick boards applied.   The windows were scratchbuilt from matchsticks and icy pole sticks and the roof was made from corrugated card.   The door was from the book of early Australian Pioneer buildings described in a previous post. 


The building signs were printed up on card stock with a wooden texture (off the internet) and suitably distressed.



The structure was painted with Folk Art Acrylics.




4 comments:

  1. Wonderful work there Col, the little extra details really make it. Tops mates!

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    1. Thanks Al. Considering how old some of them are, they are holding up pretty well. Still a few more to go yet!

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  2. These buildings are top notch. I'll try to learn something from your posts.

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    1. Thanks Mike. If you need more information, let me know and I'll pass it on.

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