I've been working on this problem for years(maybe 15 years) and I'm now designing a kit for making science fiction maps. I'm not sure if this should be with Space & Aeronautics or with science fiction, so I've got stuff posted in both categories I'm making models of the Earth and the Moon. My intent is to design a kit for mapping imaginary planets. I'm going to do an 8" globe, icosahedron projected on a sphere, accompanied by a second model which is 27% the size of the first. I was going to do 12" and 3" but 8.5 x 11 " paper isn't big enough to print parts for the 12" globe and it takes a lot of paper. I've scaled down so that I can get many of the identical parts on single sheets. I can work faster that way. I'm not sure how far back I should go with photos of this project. Today I'm working on attaching the model to a flashlight, so I'll post what I'm doing right now. The model is of an icosahedron projected on a sphere and will be used as a model of the moon. I plan to download an icosahedral map, resize it, print it and place it over the model as a skin. But then I just have to see what it looks like with a light inside, so I bought a small clip LED flashlight with a 5/8 inch diameter. I'm designing a ferrule and a way to attach the ferrule to the model. The model shown is the basic support structure for a the moon model. It goes together without glue. I've been working on writing the directions for putting it together.