Saturday, June 25, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Head of Dean

 June 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


I laughed when I saw this patch and the thoughts of someone being lowered  (or raised?) upside down on the challenge wall. For those who don't know what a challenge wall is, there is a series of challenges at Head of Dean that a crew must accomplish together as a team. One of these is a wall that is really high. In theory, no one person can get over the wall by themselves and the crew must work together to get every crew member over the wall.

Carved from southern (pallet) pine, the levels of the side are a bit complicated as it contains the background, the walls and the people on the wall. It took a sharp really thin point to make this slide because of the trying to make the people look at different places at the wall. When it came to the wall, I wanted to both give it the look of the boards plus give it a smooth area for the waterslide paper to mount to. The slide was painted with hobby paints and finished off with a couple coats of poly.

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