Who’s got the power?

Posted March 31st, 2010 by wonko

Year of sustainability and all I got to thinking about power sources on SciPrime. One of the power generation plants, an old-school installation is a fission reactor, so I decided to make one … problem is I have no idea what they might look like.

I figured, future, high tech, these things would be safe, right? So I planted one dead centre in the cloister between main domes. I mean if there are serious, who would not want one next door.

Fission Reactor

Fission Reactor

…after all they all need power. There will be a more modern heliostat array for solar power to the east but I figured they needed something up and running as a first case/backup should obligatory dust storms obliterate the sky. I think it makes sense, and am quite happy with the result.

Fairly happy with the cloister also as a main thoroughfare between domes – I made modular airlocks to interface walkways with other buildings so it is a little like lego from hell at this stage but interesting to see the complex take shape – amazing what adding textures and masks can do to brighten up placeholer shapes.  The devil is in the detail, and adding detail makes it feel much more convincing as well.

Comments are closed.