The wishy-washy title sort of captures the headspace i’ve been in lately. I’m nearly finished with a little side project I’ve been working on and should be posting that soon. And speaking of side projects, I have many ideas in my head that I’ve been excited to try that leave the realm of my previous works. While I’m in the brainstorming stage of my next Dark Souls diorama, many other ideas and inspirations have been sidetracking me.
One of which would be a new (relatively large) project based on a drawing which was based on an idea floating around the internet many years back.
The idea was a concept for a survival horror type game set in an underwater zoological research facility named Belisarius.
After reading about this it inspired me to start drawing the facility (with my limited means of MSPaint). And I continued drawing and adding onto this little by little for a few months. I ended up with a massive drawing of said facility and never really shared it with anyone. Years later the computer I was using to draw the thing just stopped working. It was an old machine and I wasn’t sure what else to do so it ended up being tossed out. I was always a little bummed that I lost that drawing. This recently popped back up in my mind and I did some digging through old email accounts and found a half finished version of this drawing that I sent to myself as a backup! So if like to share some bits and pieces of it here… And more as the project goes along (hopefully?)
Here’s a little section of one of the entry platforms into the station itself:
Along with the drawing came inspiration to build this facility in miniature. I doubt I would ever be able to make it all but I can make small sections, and maybe even piece them together to form a larger part of the station.
As I’m still relatively new to this hobby I would love any ideas or tips on getting this started. What scale would be best? I have limited space so smaller might be good. But I also would need to make sure there were figures available in that scale that could match what I’d like to do. I like the idea of showing a lot of the mundanity of everyday life in the facility so I was considering H0 scale as figures in normal non-combat poses are widely available. If I go that route, would I be able to find deep sea divers and submersible vehicles to modify and add into my scenes?
I appreciate any thoughts on the subject. And if anyone knows of any sources for suitable figures/vehicles I would love to hear it!