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28mmMan Inactive Member04 Dec 2009 6:44 p.m. PST

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I am thinking that the first part of the structure should be an oil rig picture . This makes sense for many reasons, the first being the stable nature of the structure itself.

So to that end I am considering the value of making a series of pieces that would make for a fairly easy DIY oil rig.

Base price line for the oil rig pieces I would imagine to be some where around $70-75 in 28mm and $35-40 in 15mm. This would allow for the pipe structure section to be make from PVC or cardboard tubing by the builder.

It is a fun project to consider, I am mapping out the common elements so I can limit the number of molds.

Anyone out there already built their own oil rigs?

DyeHard04 Dec 2009 8:43 p.m. PST

Here are some WaterWorld photos to help:
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For the Atoll, start with the foam rings from a craft store meant to be turned into Xmas wreathes. A few of different diameters and cut up into arches. Then I would look into some of the threads about shanty towns. I recall at least one person offering paper model panels to be used to build shanties. That would be used to cover the bulk of the rings. The rest is shading and detailing.

DyeHard

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2009 8:55 p.m. PST

28mmMan,

So, no floating atoll then?

You'll like this:

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Well, some ideas here:

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Dan

28mmMan Inactive Member04 Dec 2009 11:38 p.m. PST

Floating atoll anchored to the center supports of the rig is what I was thinking. Layers. Floating layers lashed to the structure with long term floaters tied to the permanent floating layer. Then the outer layers being the open docks.

Fun times.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2009 12:44 a.m. PST

I love this:

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Dan
PS. What about some of these highway bridge columns/piers?
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bullant05 Dec 2009 3:55 a.m. PST

Sorry to be a stick in the mud but I have always had trouble with the whole water world premise.

I'm not contesting that sea levels could rise but how high could they really go?

I would have expected to still see the top of the occasional skyscraper poking out, at least in the immediate aftermath. After a while I suppose they would begin to collapse from erosion.

In a future remake the plot line changes to diving into these remaining structures to recover/salvage things.

I would also want mutant sea bass with head mounted lasers or giant sharks preying on the survivors… ;-)

Now modeling a survivor "village" on top of the Chrysler building or a similar landmark would look pretty interesting…

Coelacanth1938 Inactive Member05 Dec 2009 8:48 a.m. PST

Sea levels have gone up by 1.5 inches lately…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2009 9:25 a.m. PST

Bullant,

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Dan

DyeHard05 Dec 2009 3:03 p.m. PST

While it is very improbable:

Lets face it, most of the post-apocalyptic stories are.
Remember the Earth is not a closed system, we have lots of inputs and outputs, or life would not survive.
The Earth could be flooded by Extraterrestrial water:

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The Earth gets lots of water from space as it is right now, and say our solar system moved into a high water zone or some other cosmic event could flood the entire surface, even over the present day ice caps. How some guy gets gills behind his ears in less then 100,000,000 years in a better question. (! perhaps intentional gene slicing?). And were is the rest of his tribe anyway? Oh well, it is all in fun.

DyeHard

bullant07 Dec 2009 2:59 a.m. PST

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the links to previous posts. I'm not what point you were trying to make??

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2009 3:02 a.m. PST

"I'm not contesting that sea levels could rise but how high could they really go?"

Bullant, I hope that the maps in the linked threads helped address that question. Of course, for gaming purposes, unrealistic extremes could be fun too.

Thanks.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2009 12:11 p.m. PST

28mmMan,

Check this out:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2010 9:31 a.m. PST

28mmMan,

How's this project coming along?

Dan
PS. For a little added inspiration:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2010 11:01 p.m. PST

28mmMan,

Any progress on this?

I still love the idea of something like the film's floating island:

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But, if you still like the idea of an oil platform . . . you'll love this:

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Dan
PS. This is cute:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2011 6:34 a.m. PST

28mmMan,

Found some interesting angles for you here:

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This is really cool:

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facepunch.com/threads/993243

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Dan
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