We could have called this model Mt. Mazama if it hadn't blown a mile off its top in a series of eruptions 6-8000 years ago. But it did, and now we have Crater Lake, filling the resulting 5 by 6 mile caldera. It is the deepest lake in the USA and second-deepest in North America (Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories is slightly deeper, though much larger), and the deep dark blue waters are some of the clearest in the country. The 33 mile Rim Drive was first built in 1919, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is arguably one of the most beautiful roads in the USA.
This model focuses on the caldera itself, containing the 1958-foot-deep Crater Lake and Wizard Island, a cinder cone that rises 763 feet above the lake's surface. Phantom Ship, a 400'-long island between Chaski Bay and Danger Bay, is easily visible on the larger models. Terrain features around the lake include The Watchman, Hillman Peak, Llao Rock with its steep cliffs dropping 2000' to the water, Mazama Rock, Roundtop, Cloudcap, Mount Scott (the highest peak in the area, and 2750' above the lake surface), Castle Rock, Kerr Notch and Valley, Dutton Cliff and Ridge, Applegate Peak, Eagle Crags, Garfield Peak, and Munson Ridge (atop which rest Rim Village and Crater Lake Lodge).
This model is a combination of large land area and recent high-resolution USGS mapping, and as such, even the largest models will show sub-millimeter details. This is what TinyMtn is all about: bringing you the absolute best landscape models available anywhere.
Model scale is 1:144900
Model measures 3.9" x 3.9" x 0.61" (10 x 10 x 1.54 cm)
Original area is approximately 9 by 9 miles
Altitudes covered: 4804' to 8934'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "White Natural Versatile Plastic" and "Sandstone" materials. This model is in "White Natural Versatile Plastic." 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
The "Fine Detail Plastic" material will show more detail, but is semi-transparent and has an uneven surface texture when unpainted (due to the orientation of the model when Shapeways prints it). It may show up feeling a little greasy and with small crystals in crevasses. Clean those off by soaking the model in warm (but not hot) soapy water and brushing with an old toothbrush. To get the surface to an even matte finish, spray with a few light coats of sandable primer (white automotive primer works), and then do a baking soda grit-blast.
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.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/