A note from Chris Pontius
It's been over 5 years now since I made the first working model of what seems to be the way the world looks like from thousands of miles above the infinite flat plane we all live on. I've made almost 100 models from the mini 9" to the 8' monster model on the stage at the 2019 FEIC conference.
I've done my best to engineer them to last for years. The only problems I've had is with he power supplies that come from China. I do not know where to buy any made in the US. Replacing them and paying the shipping along with all the other hidden fees of having a small business has been challenging.
Every model has been hand made one at a time and it requires many hours to design, acquire materials, build, test and pack properly. I started this with what little savings I had and spent thousands of hours refining the designs. As far as I know I'm the ONLY craftsman so far to attempt making and selling FE models.
Since August of 2019 I've had to find other ways of utilizing my skills and tools to earn enough to survive and have the funds so I can make more models. I almost have enough to buy more materials and have time available to make a run of various styles and sizes.
I've posted this on January 20 '21 and if I don't have to relocate my shop I will have some time in February to get some more models made.
A big thanks to everyone that has bought a model and to those who are patiently waiting to buy one....or two:)
They can ship to almost everywhere on the flat Earth world....
New "P/G" Flat Earth map
Finally! A new, hand painted map with the Mercator north pole and "gates" or passages in the ice wall. 200 hours of work by Chris Pontius & David Gordon went into this original masterpiece. This will be used for all models from now on.
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.
city lights & more!
dual suns and moons with opposite movements
A review from Mark Sargent
The 3D Flat Earth models by Chris Pontius are the highest quality I have seen to date, bar none. I've watched his technique evolve over the last few years, and what he is producing now is simply incredible. The attention to detail, the superb mechanisms, his pieces are not just a great representation of the Flat Earth concept, but also beautiful works of art. It makes me smile every time I walk by one. Long Live Flat Earth!
What a BEAUTIFUL model you have built! It came exceptionally fast AND to my delight, this was packaged second to none! Absolutely phenomenal job of packing! Professional!
The model online as I saw it was quite impressive. Even the video was stunning. BUT, in person, this earth model is completely mesmerizing! The craftsmanship and quality build is beyond impressive! Worth every bit the asking price! The lights are incredible and rotating dome with constellations named is a fantastic educational tool you have grafted in to the model. Love the remote control it came with. Looking forward to putting a video out soon of this gorgeous model #60!
If you are humming over whether or not these are worth it, let me just say, "YES THEY ARE". Chris treated me with a down to earth, pleasant manner. He believes in what he is doing and it shows that he takes his work extremely seriously! Loved the little touch with the Flat Earth Frisbee thrown in!
Thank you for your dedication and determination to get these out there! It makes conversation with someone much easier when you have a working model in front of their eyes!
Sincerely, Jody Midgley
The craftsmanship and attention to detail is amazing. It moves the room with subtle ambience. The packing was excellent for the long trip to Canada. Everyone should have one in their home.