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1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:52:55 am »
Well, in the meantime I have also been working on a very different subject: a space station, or better a part of it. The background is a group build at the German SF modeling forum phoxim.de, whose members and others frequently make exhibits at the bi-annular "Space Days" convention in Darmstadt. This year the event will (hopefully...) take place again, and the last time the corresponding group build was about a space ship convoy ŕ la Battlestar Galactica. Now, two years later, a new home planet was found, and the current GB centers around the settlers' new home on the planet P-81524-i.

In oder to make such a diorama idea workable, several standards had been set:
  • 1:350 scale
  • Use of 10cm tabletop tiles as modular&flexible basis
  • Guidelines concerning the planet surface, color and some environmental details like blue crystals

Otherwise, participants have/had free hand.

I joinded the crowd of 10+ builders and decided to build a relatively small site on just six hex bases: an experimental farm with fields, greenhouses, a central lab and a vehicle shed, plus some vehcicles and "population". And this is what came out of it, after lots of improvisation and scratchbuilding:


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
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Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Phoxim.de Group Build 2020: Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i  (Dizzyfugu's 1:350 District No. 4: The Phoximiponic Farm)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


If you are interested in the whole project and other parts of the colony, check this (German language, though): http://www.phoxim.de/forum/index.php?board=144.0

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 01:01:06 am »
Nice but that looks a lot more like P-81524-m.   :unsure:



SERIOUSLY though, that is absolutely brilliant.  I love SciFi builds and one of my long term modeling goals is to make a colony diorama.  Absolutely love this.   :wub: :thumbsup:
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 01:03:09 am »
Great stuff on that forum too!  Thanks for sharing that. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 01:25:42 am »
Thank you, glad you like it. In comparison with other builds is mine a rather modest approach. But I did not want to let things escalate - after all it's also a matter of storing the stuff somewhere later...  :rolleyes:

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 02:28:33 am »
That's amazing!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 11:27:54 pm »
Very good, a real cameo with so much packed in it

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 11:44:01 pm »
Wooow great stuff! I saw some pictures on your Flickr account and wondered what it was you're up to. It's clearly a lunar kinda base but couldn't find out why. Now it's clear. I really like it's a subject "off the beaten track"..

Keep up the good work!

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 02:08:48 am »
Very good, a real cameo with so much packed in it

Yes, there's a lot going on everywhere. ;)

Thanks a lot everyone, glad you like it - it is/was really "something different" to create and build.

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Re: 1:350 Hexagonal Colony - The Settlers of P-81524-i
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 12:40:44 pm »
That’s so cool! It makes me think of all the “space colony of the 21st century” articles I read as a kid. ;D

While not on a planetary surface, Isaac Asimov’s July, 1976 National Geographic article on the L5 space colony comes to mind.
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