Saturday, June 18, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Abreu (Goat)


June 2022

Time to make: 2.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Abreu camp has  a wonderful interpretive representation of the homestead life of Jesus and Petra Abreu.  One of the thing that many Scouts and Scouters alike comment on is the friendly goats and some have even tried their hand at goat milking. 

Carved, like so many in the Philmont series, for southern (pallet) pine, the process of bringing the goat head bursting forward out of the slide was fun to create.  The background behind the goat is actually the lowest part of the slide with the outside ring being the next level. This helps to give the goat head more depth. I made the mouth by cutting in place with a thin saw and the grass is dark green thread glued in place with crazy glue after the painting. Speaking of painting, I used hobby paints on the slide and waterslide paper to letter it. A couple coats of poly finish it off.

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