While it says "Day 2" it should probably say entry #2, as this has been a multi-day project, but here's where we came from to where we are now. I'll add some tips/tricks about what I learned from this at the end. When last we left the project, we had four very cool pillars (that I could also use to create a vaguely water-world concept that seems to be percolating in my mind).
So assembly began on the base. Essentially many smaller overlapping rows of mdf lines cut very fine, having to be assembled just so.
Next a quick railing build.
While glue is still drying, place glue on stanchions and include railing. Repeat again and again. Not shown: Use the right sized pieces of railing near the heli-pad/landing pad so you don't go into the wall.
So overall thoughts at this moment in time.
WOW. Much Detail. Very Gluey Fingers.
And yet, very awesome. I'm really enjoying this build. Right now, I'm still debating adding the railings to the platforms below, as I think 1) They will take forever to build and 2.) I'm nervous about them breaking as it's hard to place figures in the bottom. I'll definitely do it along the walkways, but I don't really want to do it along the ring platforms. Thoughts?
Also, paint colors? I was going to try the old rusted red with salt and hairspray overdone by grey-blue since this will generally be in my desert environment board. But I'm open to other color ideas.
Also still waiting on some pipes to add more details (from china, so who knows when they'll get here) and some knitting mesh to put down as flooring details all over the place. The tops have detail but the floors don't so that will add some more realism in place of the doors. Also mulling a crane.
Gods know I'm a glutton for terrain punishment. Oh, and this has to be done by mid-march, along with the Mars Board. Eek.
Thoughts? comments? Color pallet ideas?