Saturday, November 13, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Chase Ranch (apple)

  November 2021

  Time to make: 3 hours

  Finishing: 1 hour

  Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane



November makes me think of apple picking season so this is a good time for the Chase Ranch. Arriving on the land that would become their home with a milk cow, two horses, and a wagon, Manly and Theresa Chase became a part of Philmont history. As part of a 50 year lease, the Chase Ranch is now operated and managed by Philmont. More often than not, you will see the Chase Ranch symbolized with the heart (their cattle brand) and apple for their apple orchard. It is also rumored the place of origin for the "Marlboro Man".

Carved from scrap pallet southern pine, this is another example of a layered approach to bringing a 2D patch into a 3d slide. The apple has the top spot with the leaves following on the next level. The heart comes next and the background is the last level. Painted with hobby paints and the lettering was done on an injet printer using waterslide paper. A couple of coats of Poly finish it off.

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