It's the Matterhorn. The quintessential pyramid peak in the poster-child country for alpine scenery. Assembled from a variety of data sources, this miniature uses the most accurate freely available data, and some even better data that isn't. Monte Cervino, as it's known in Italy, is the 12th highest peak in the Alps, and at 4478m, is a monster of a mountain, especially when seen from Zermatt or Breuil-Cervinia in the deep valleys below. The color image is from the ESA's Sentinel-2 satellite, and was taken May 27, 2017.
Model scale is 1:50000
Model measures 12 x 9 x 5.3 cm (4.7" x 3.5" x 2.1")
Original area is approximately 6 by 4.5 km
Altitudes covered: 2241m to 4478m
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 "Sandstone" and "White Natural Versatile Plastic" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "Versatile Plastic" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though 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.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Data source: Swiss Federal Office of Topography