Ever wonder how much Mount St. Helens (Loowit) changed after its 1980 eruption?! With the mapping power of GIS and careful reconstruction of pre-eruption data, you can! This special model includes the present-day form of Mount St. Helens with a detachable pre-1980 summit peak. Both the models have integrated magnets so they snap together.
The summit peak can be ordered in the same color, or a different color to accentuate the ~1,300 ft of lost elevation land crater over a mile wide. Just make a note in the order form. In the highlight photo, for example, the present-day Mount St Helens model was printed in a rock-like Marble filament while the summit crater was printed in Galaxy Black.
The model includes an integrated keyhole wall hanger giving you the option of hanging proudly on a wall, displaying with a model stand, or lying it flat on your desk, mantel, bookshelf, etc. And for context, the common name, indigenous name, latitude, longitude, elevation, and North arrow are incorporated into the model.
Interested in the model stand used in these photos? Add it to your order: https://cascadiamountaingoods.com/product/model-stand/
This 3D model was created from a USGS digital elevation model (DEM), manipulated in 3D modeling software, and 3D printed with PLA filament all, from about 200 miles from Mount St. Helens itself! With various archive topographic data, create the pre-eruption of Mount St. Helens and subtract that from the present-day form to leave just the former summit.
3D Model sizes:
XL: ~6″ x 6″
XL (with stand): 6″ x 6″ with model stand
Available in the following colors:
– White (classic matte white)
– Marble (rock-like)
– Rainbow (color gradient changes with elevation)
– Glow-in-the-dark (off-white in the light, green glow-in-the-dark when the lights go out)
– Galaxy Black (matte black, with star-like glitter features)
**Note: the photos represent an example of a completed model. Due to the nature of 3D printing with multi-color filament as well as the made-to-order manufacturing process, each model will be unique and one-of-a-kind!**
3D Topographic model
– Wall hanger
– Desk or bookshelf