Oblique view of Archimedes Crater. Using a 512 pixel-per-degree dataset (SLDEM from Map-A-Planet-2) I produced an stl file of LAC 41. It was necessary to downsample the dataset by 3, for a 177 meter-per-pixel resolution. Archimedes is 81 kilometers in diameter, or 457 pixels, which shows quite a bit of detail, especially when you zoom in. Snapshot from Meshlab with a little contrast adjustment in Photoshop.
The view from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter:
Harpalus Crater in Mare Frigoris. 3 degrees of latitude by about 5 in longitude, cut into a hard maple block 9.5″ (242mm) square by 1″ (25mm) thick. If this were a photograph of the lunar surface, the resolution would be less than 0.2 arcseconds. From SLDEM dataset. See http://wp.me/poDQ-fw for earlier attempts at imaging Harpalus.
Theophilus Crater. 7 degree by 7 degree model imaged from 512 ppd Selene-LRO digital elevation model produced 25 million faces. This snapshot view tries to match the Apollo 16 photo below which has been darkened.
Model of Cayley Plains and Descartes Mountains; the Apollo 16 landing site. Scale 1:250,000, two degree sector, about 24 cm square (9.5″). Fresh off the CNC, still with some fuzz.
LRO view of the area:
240mm x 310mm model of Aristarchus Plateau made from maple lumber. Data from map a planet 2 SLDEM.
Maple model ebonized with a black dye and finished with a dull lacquer.
1:250,000 scale model of Taurus Littrow Valley, landing site of Apollo 17. Model derived from data obtained at Map a Planet 2 SLDEM. There is still a bit of fuzz on the wooden model.
Overhead photo with labels and route of astronauts.
Maple model ebonized with black dye and finished with a dull lacquer.
Komarov Crater imaged in meshlab, with extra contrast added in photoshop. 6.62 degrees in longitude, 6 degrees in latitude sector from SLDEM at Map a Planet 2.
Closeup of floor of north end of Komarov Crater with a portion of Mare Moscoviense at the upper right. Scene is about 90 km in width.
Overhead view from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.