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Schogun10 Sep 2022 4:57 p.m. PST

This may have been available from the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry some years ago. Does anyone know where I can find it now or have one to sell? And do 30mm figs work with it? Thanks.

Arjuna11 Sep 2022 12:03 a.m. PST

Judging by the surface structure of the model of the moon base and (!) of the moon vehicle docked to the base, on a picture with higher resolution, it could also be a 3d printed one-off.

The museum is probably financed by the tax-payer.
You're probably a tax-payer.
So, just ask them, for the most part museum staff love to answer such question of interested people.
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2022 7:57 a.m. PST

Aside from non-tax status, the MSI is not publicly funded.

That looks like a diorama in the museum, seriously doubt it was a souvenir kit for sale.

Zephyr111 Sep 2022 2:32 p.m. PST

Probably cheaper to scratchbuild your own.
Bury a soccer ball halfway in damp sand, remove it, then fill the cavity with plaster.

Thresher0111 Sep 2022 4:01 p.m. PST

Easy to buy a plastic ball, or half-dome, and just scribe the lines on that.

Tubes are a bit more challenging, due to the straight sides, but you could get some tubing, cut it in half, and then glue it to some straight sections if desired.

I think I'd just go with tubular half-round tubing instead for a slightly different look, and ease of production, without the straight sides.

Schogun11 Sep 2022 6:22 p.m. PST

I had the impression from the guy who posted the photo that he had purchased it. But…based on the above info, I'm probably wrong.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

I bet someone is printing 3D moon bases.

Goober12 Sep 2022 12:22 p.m. PST

These might serve as a proxy. I have a couple and they are very nice.


Thresher0113 Sep 2022 6:05 p.m. PST

Brigade (IIRC) does UFO-style Moonbase domes.

Lucius14 Sep 2022 2:48 a.m. PST

Black Site Studios has a pre painted American base, and a self print Soviet base. Great product, and stylistically close to your example.

Lucius14 Sep 2022 2:51 a.m. PST
Mad Mecha Guy19 Sep 2022 11:59 p.m. PST

have you checked scotiagrendal 28mm sci-fi range. some of the unarmed domes might be suitable.

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