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Chess board.

 

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The white parts and the border is made of four white wall cabinets (large white wall cabinets? I forgot). It's two pairs of them placed back to back, overlapped so the edge of the door forms the border and tilted by a fraction of a degree to prevent flickering. The black squares are the tops of the smallest dock post piece, which tiles nicely with itself when the grid is set to 1/4.

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In no particular order:

 

Telescope - Sewer pieces, ladders, Arachnos canister and the antique microscope.

 

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Star Map - Bar pieces, SG banners colored black/black, "hanging" lights.

 

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TV Cameras - I can't remember the names of most of the pieces.  >.>

 

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Stove:  Crate, grab bar, jukebox (controls), markers.

 

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Grill - Fire and vent.

 

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Pizza Oven - pedestal pieces, Tsoo "vat" thingy, and torches.

 

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Camp Stove - Crate, markers, fire extinguisher.

 

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Stage - Includes backstage area behind the curtains - Upright piano on the right.

 

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Inlaid Path -  Various items.

 

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Grill - Vent Hood - Microwave - Dishwasher

 

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Starfield and outside of space station.

 

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MRI

 

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IV's and IV stands before they were a thing.  >.>

 

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Shoe rack with a pair of boots to make it clear what it is. The boots are an Arachnos wolf spider armour suit partially buried in the wall. The light switch is a security camera and a sauce packet.

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Wall graffiti. All letters or numbers buried into the wall to appear completely 2D when viewed from the side.

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Cello made with the number 8 filled in with hyphens. Also standing closet made with shower floors and clothing racks with some clipping.

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Alternate light switch using a patient monitor and the handle of a knife tilted downward. Also two towels using chairs.

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Wall decals using letters and numbers.

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Freezer with control panel made from an upside-down water fountain. The handle is a single power cable.

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Bath mat is the back of an exec chair.

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Mould with dirt pile and grave mound.

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Still on the new side of base building, but love coming to this thread.

 

I've found that the bathtubs make some pretty nice techie tables for my gun range, plus they are tint-able!

 

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Very simple effects.  Arcane plinths and stone tables.  Praying Man, Woman with Sword &c., statues surface-attached to walls.  From the Holy Office base on Excelsior.

 

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On 4/2/2020 at 8:09 PM, Heraclea said:

Very simple effects.  Arcane plinths and stone tables.  Praying Man, Woman with Sword &c., statues surface-attached to walls.  From the Holy Office base on Excelsior.

Heraclea, those effigies are genius in their simplicity!  Beautiful work! 

 

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Some things I've been working on in a space ship base on Excelsior:

 

Gym equipment:

 

Salmon Run and Rock Wall

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Rock holds are rubber ducks,  seen from the side, tilted up, to give a "handhold". Salmon run is two sets of two sign post 2 (cityscape) with the rungs being the top of Harbor Mooring (landscape). Bar is several baton 1 put together, doubled up to get rid of narrowed aspects.

 

Exercise machines: Quad machine, front row. behind that, lat bar, then arm band pull, two positions, then upper body workout machine.

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All of these obviously, use the Praetorian Crane Hook 1, in tech, as their base. Tech chair, with mech men hips under them, doubled chemical bottle from medical and science, colored black, with a bunsen burner 2 to cover bottom gap. Batons for hand holds. Lat bar, used backs of picture 8 in wall details for seat. Two surgical light arm 3s.  One punching bag mount, plus the weight lifting bar, from gym. For arm pull band machine, no seat needed. Bow for mechanism up top, empty toilet paper dispensers for hand grips.

 

 Closeup on the upper body machine

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 Angled praetorian drone hooks for arm machinery, rest is in wall. Part of bench press 1 for seat, top of seat is 1 foot stall panel. Baton 2 for hand hold bars.

 

Recumbent bikes

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Ellipse machines

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 Angled treadmills. Police shields, inside, as front of machine next to wall.  Scanner head, tech, on either side to hide space from floor. 1 ft. stall panels in white for ellipse pedals. Punching bag bar under for pedal mechanisms.

 

-Dacy

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Feel free to stroll by, things look better in person. ONES-5030. Here are a couple shots of the captain's quarters.

 

Living area with "star window". I also made a desk and a dining table I felt were more "high tech" (table not pictured).

 

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Lots here, ask if I don't cover it. Star window made with space behind glass, bounded by black colored medium banners, facing away. Stars are the very tips (inserted to different depths to give different star sizes) of Arcane Defense power crystals. Rug is a square awning from landscapes. Desk is two inverted armature bases from tech, with a glass wall in between for a work surface.

 

Glimpse of bedroom/bathroom

 

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Bed is bed, covered with alphabet letter "i"s, tinted blue, for spread. White are "modern art frames" in wall details. Drawers are tech bookcases, bed ends are praetorian  tech junctions, tech, and the lit bar above the drawers is a praetorian server connector. Arches are vault openings from structures.

 

 

-Dacy

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We have real coffee pots now, but no tea kettles! Here's my tea kettle - wish that O2 tank were tintable but jade green enamel isn't bad:

 

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O2 tank 1 flipped upside down, Desk lamp 1 (off) flipped upside down for the handle and lid, urinal cake for the knob on the lid, Microphone 2 for the spout.

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We don't have a cat that we can put in our bases, but my main supposedly has one - so I put evidence that one lives there in his personal base. Like this scratching post I put together out of two street pylons, the foot of a bar table, and one of the Arcane Defense pieces flipped upside down.

 

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Since I've already noticed people borrowing these machines....
I give you: Arcade Games!

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Bike Racing Game
This is comprised of: 
4 Praetorian Drone Hook
4 Praetorian Seer Network Controller
2 Surgical Light Y Arm
2 Small Widescreen LCD

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Ambiguous Racing Game
This is comprised of:
4 Praetorian Drone Hook
2 Lab Tech Chair

4 Praetorian Seer Network Controller

1 Surgical Light Y Arm
2 Baton 2
1 Arachnos Monitor 11
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Overly Complicated Racing Game
This is comprised of:
3 Praetorian Drone Hook
1 Praetorian Crane Hook 1
2 Praetorian Bookshelf 1
2 Lab Tech Chair

1 Praetorian Seer Network Controller
1 Transformer

2 Armature Arm

1 Surgical Light Y Arm

2 Gas Trap
3 Praetorian Floor Cables End
1 Praetorian Seer Network TV

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Dance Dance Revolution
This is comprised of:
8 Operating Table
3 Surgical Light Arm 2
2 Grab Bar 2

16 I (Tintable, Cyan)

16 I (Tintable, Magenta)

2 Praetorian Pipe Terminal
2 Monitor Panel 3

1 Praetorian Seer Network Controller
1 Praetorian Reactor Interface
2 Fluorescent Light

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Basketball
This is comprised of:
1 Basketball Hoop
2 Glass Panel (Small)

Way too many I (Tintable)

10 Caution Barrier 2
2 Keypad
2 Fluorescent Light
1 Monitor Panel 3
2 Operating Table

Shooting Game
This is comprised of:
2 Merit Rewards ATM (Inactive)
2 Arachnos Gun 2
2 Arachnos Monitor 1

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Skee-Ball
This is comprised of:
16 Operating Table
18 I (Tintable)
3 Beaker 2
4 Speaker
6 Praetorian Bookshelf 1
1 Market Veggie Shelf

9 Bunsen Burner 1
3 Portable Grill Lid (new)
3 Wastebasket

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Whack-a-Duck
This is comprised of:
1 Tech 1 Computer
3 Monitor Panel 3
1 Praetorian Seer Network Controller
1 Praetorian Reactor Interface
1 Blacksmith Hammer
1 Fluorescent Light
9 Beaker 2
4 Rubber Ducky 1
2 Tech Mainframe Small
 

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The bench piano uses the knife-handle black key trick detailed upthread, plus some mission-style counters stacked. pedals are microscope bases and banker lamps

 

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the harp is a J, a 7, an I, and some hyphens for the frame. the tuning pegs are dreidel stems. the gemstone inlay is a mix of booze bottle caps and tinted candle-bottoms. and then for the strings, you guessed it: security lasers, stacked in three layers inside the top of the frame and pointed down.

 

i don't recall in too fine detail the exact procedure for getting them that close together, but from what I do recall, I had to pulverize my brain into mash; just, took a meat tenderizer and broke my skull into tiny flinty chips. voila~

 

(or, lots and lots of gridless pixel-nudges. but i repeat myself.)

 

edit: also, i needed just a liiiittle bit more height from the wooden bench to get the character position just right relative to the piano, so I put a second one upside down beneath it, poking up through the ground to give those legs an extra inch or so

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Something simple I put together. I like how it turned out.

The wooden racks are made of 'Contemplation Charts (Inactive)' holding Tsoo Swords.

 

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Did some new lettering, because the block letters I make with bathroom panels or candles were just not big enough, and of course, alphabet letters were too big. And these are more stylized...used bathroom panels again, angled.

 

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Also did a fun logo with alphabet letters:

 

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@DarkWing, no one ever responded to you. Here's a helipad:

 

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This was done with Cement plates from Cityscape, Power Truss 3, also from Cityscape. The H and brackets are alphabet letters, and there are blue pulse lights on the corners I did lay down a medium grating plate from Structures as a base for the cement plates and to add to the thickness of the pad.

 

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The theme of my second Torchbearer SG the Crowned Heads is Royalty.  So I'm going to make sure the base is full of tony and high class stuff. 

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When I couldn't find a part that faced in one direction or the other, I went with Tech or Dividers bits for White and Arcane for Black.  Board is four White Plates to which small Brick surfaces have been added.  The position shown is familiar and has a name; bonus geemies if you know what it is.  If the board becomes popular I might set up problems to solve on it. 

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