Saturday, January 8, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Villa Philmonte

January 2022

Time to make: 2.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Villa Philmonte built in 1926 near Cimarron, NM by oil baron Waite Phillips. The name is taken from the first part of Phillips and the Spanish word "monte" meaning mountain. Though there were other retreats built on his ranch (Fish Camp, Hunting Lodge and Agua Fria Camp), the Villa Philmonte was the main home on the Ranch. In 1941, Waite Phillips donated the Ranch to the Boy Scouts of America. Today the Villa serves as a museum of the original furnishing and collections of antiques and weapons.

Carved from maple, this was a challenge because of the different areas (wings?) of the building and the various angles. I painted the slide with hobby paints. The lettering, doors and windows were done using waterslide paper. A couple coats of poly finish it off. 

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