Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Slide of the month extra - Philmont Trail Peak B24 Liberator



Time to make: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 2 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

It's day 11 and we are on the way to Miners Park but I hoping for a side hike to Trail Peak to see the wreckage of a B24 Liberator. On April 22nd, 1942  the B-24D Liberator 41-1133 crashed into Trail Peak during a raging thunderstorm. This slide to honor the men of the flight and I recommend the story of Liberator Flight 41-1133 which can be found here.

Carved from southern (pallet) pine it is a relatively simple slide to carve as it is only the mountain and sky. The reason it is so simple is that I didn't want to take away from the B24 and the wording beneath it. All the lettering and the plane were done with waterslide paper and the coloring was done with hobby paints. I finished it off with a couple coats of poly.

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