Saturday, October 23, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Apache Springs (Teepee and Sweat Lodge)

 October 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Bill Macfarlane


When I designed this slide, I had not seen patch for Apache Springs and thought there really needs be slide for this camp. While there are many things special about this camp, I was really looking forward  seeing the Tee-pee and to be deep in thought while being in the Sweat Lodge. So on with my concept slide...

Carved from reclaimed pallet wood, I carved the base for the Tee-pee and Sweat Lodge then need a material to represent the hides used traditionally. To do  this I used torn pieces of tissue paper and white glue to give it some texture. I painted the background with hobby paint, used waterslide paper for the lettering, and sealed the slide with a couple coats of poly. Oh, just a side note, a while after I finished this slide, Philmont released a Apache Springs patch which is yet to come on my blog.


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