This is a delicate and detailed 3D printed map of the Republic of Zambia with a small loop placed to perfectly balance the piece on a string. Hang it on your Christmas tree this year, or hang it anywhere you like! Made from selective-laser-sintered nylon, this lightweight Christmas ornament is bound to attract attention whether you're from Zambia or just visit frequently.
This model is also available with a silver cord and velvet bag from TinyMtn on Etsy
Model scale is 1:16000000
Model measures 8 x 6.8 x 0.52 cm (3.1" x 2.7" x 0.2")
Original area is approximately 1280 by 1100 km
Altitudes covered: 329m to 2329m
This model was built with vertical exaggeration of 1:25.0.
This means that the elevation is more steep and rugged in the model than in real life.
TinyMtn Navigator models are strongest and most affordable in the "White Natural Versatile Plastic" material. When you receive the model, there may still be Nylon dust on it from the printing process. Use either an airbrush, canned dust blower, or a soft old toothbrush to remove this dust. Do not get the "Versatile Plastic" material wet, and don't prime it or use any oil-based paints on it. You can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll do our best to fulfill your request.
(C) 2018 TinyMtn (TM)
Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Vector data from Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data at http://naturalearthdata.com.
Raster elevation data from Robinson, N., Regetz, J., and Guralnick, R. P. (2014). EarthEnv-DEM90: A nearly-global, void-free, multi-scale smoothed, 90m digital elevation model from fused ASTER and SRTM data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 87:2014, 57-67. Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924271613002360.