#121 51" Mega model with concave nonagon stand, rotating dome and "city lights"
This stunning model is a big one! The map is a hand painted original with over 200 multi colored lights where the major cities are. This model is a serious conversation piece.More info
A very talented and creative Russian wood carver now has some very nice wood maps and models for sale to the world.
Fine artistry by Chris C. Pontius
Designing, building, and inventing since I was a child, I was born with an insatiable curiosity about "how things work" . Thriving on innovation and pushing my talents beyond their limits, some say I can build or fix anything. Energized to create a working model of the Flat Earth in 2015, I used a dc toy motor and made some led's spin around a map using a cake cover for the dome sitting on a custom wood base.
They have evolved
I soon learned how to form my own Plexiglass domes and engineer a reliable mechanism to create the independent sun/moon movements. I was then able to etch the actual star pattern into a rotating dome to re-create the constellations we see. They light up well with plain white led's or colored with dynamic chase patterns. The under lights or "backwash lighting" creates a floating effect and can be programmed with buttons in the frame, a compact remote or the option of a Bluetooth/Android app for your smart phone.