It's not a fantastically detailed model, but it is full-scale.
I know I'm very glad to have it. I used parts of it as a reference to help produce the 'Setting Spirits Aglow' panorama.
Speaking of panoramas...I was just outside here at the Canberra DSN and took some photographs of our 70-metre antenna while it is doing a tracking pass with Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor.
When I looked at the scene, photographed at 4.30pm local time, and with the hills and shadows in the background, and knowing that we were in comms with the Mars' orbiters, I had this moment of dejavu...this scene was eerily familar...
I did a quick autostitch of the scene and then flipped it horizontally and....hey presto!...an earthly version of the solset panorama! The long shadows, the sunlight off-camera, and a link to Mars...just remove the trees, add some more rocks and I'm there, standing next to Spirit. Sent a shiver down my spine.
Had to share this scene with the rest of the UMSF crowd.
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PS: BTW, that closest hill behind the 70-metre antenna is about 100 metres high - similar to Husband Hill.