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Mount Rushmore 89mm 3d printed

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White Strong & Flexible Polished
Mount Rushmore 89mm 3d printed
Mount Rushmore 89mm 3d printed

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Mount Rushmore 89mm

  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible Polished: White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.
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Mount Rushmore is an incredible mix of art and engineering. You really can't appreciate it until you see it in person. Of course there are souvenir models of Mount Rushmore but they tend to over-simplify the mass and form of the monument. 

It isn't just four presidents in a row on top of a mountain face. They actually rest at various angles and depths within the mountain. This is more obvious when you drive up the highway that approaches it and weaves past it.

I decided to create a better version of Mount Rushmore that is more faithful to the spatial mass and form. I used all the photos I could find to model Mount Rushmore plus using some screen captures from Apple Maps to help render more of the overall mass of the mountain around the faces.

In this model, you can truly appreciate just how far back into the mountain the faces were actually carved. While Washington was carved just behind the original surface of the top of Mount Rushmore, fissures and bad rock forced Gutzon Borglum to blast deeper into the mountain face to find suitable rock for Jefferson and Lincoln. Roosevel ended up being carved farther back as the granite was too fissured to carve. As a result, the presidents on Mount Rushmore are in more of an arc going back into the mountain instead of being in a row as Borglum had first planned.

This model shows that more accurately.

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Mount Rushmore 89mm Alpha
White Strong & Flexible Polished
20.0 cm
8.9 cm
10.6 cm

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