Saturday, March 5, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Miranda

 November 2020

 Time to make: 3 hours

 Finishing: 1 hour

 Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Miranda is one those places at Philmont that has to be experienced. Imagine yourself as an early explorer of the west where your very survival depending on your ability to throw a tomahawk, shoot a black powder gun, and live in the uncharted west.

I like this slide for the complexity it offered me. Carved from southern (pallet) pine, the different levels of the rifles', tomahawks, and teepee  were a challenge. I also kept the background rough to give the slide a rustic look. The featured items were painted with hobby paints and the lettering was done with waterslide paper. I finished it off with a couple coats of shellac to give the background a nice golden oak look as well as giving the teepee a weathered feel. 

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