Airfield: group build project in Survival

dmkuhar

Pronounced with a 'Umpty'
Hey, all! As the title says, I had an idea for a building project that I thought might be interesting to open up as a joint effort to any fellow Crafters who are interested in participating. Anyone who's been to the area that I've setup along with Ankarin in the Survival map recently has probably noticed the large airship that's hovering over our farm area. Building that got me thinking that a large airfield/hanger for other airships might be a fun, creative project to try and make happen. And while it's a project that I'd typically have no problem slowly tackling on my own, I think it would be a cool experience to let anyone who wanted to participate come be a part of it. I've started clearing some space right behind my settlement for it, but haven't gotten any further than that. I figured while it's still in the planning stages, now would be a good time to start getting people onboard and work out what we want it to look like, who wants to build what, that sort of thing.
If anyone is interested, I'm usually on periodically throughout the day so you can reach me in-game, and also have a Discord that I'll happily pass along to anyone who'd rather hit me up that way - we could even eventually use the voice channels on the CC Discord should we decide that planning things out over group chat would help.
So yeah, let's get this thing started and get the community vibe going - hope to hear from you folks!
 

MajorWumpus

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Sounds interesting. I'm not great at making things pretty, but I could do some basic building. I'll talk to you in game the next time I see you.
 

dmkuhar

Pronounced with a 'Umpty'
So, status update for any of those who have expressed interest in joining in and check in on the forums...
I've started a bit of building. I haven't touched the airfield itself yet aside from marking off a bit of space, but I started plugging in rough frames for some outlying buildings, mostly completing one so it can be used as a block palette and rough style guide for the look I was thinking of (as well as a place to stash storage chests). I'm also more than open to changing things up, so if anyone has ideas for alternate materials/styles, I'm down with it. I figure we can get a handful of buildings up to get a clearer picture of what the space will look like, and then go from there. So if anyone wants to contact me in-game so I can invite you to the warp, you can start building whenever you're ready.
 

MajorWumpus

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Another Update:

The surface level boundaries have been set and the ground has been leveled:

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Paving the airfield top surface has started:

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So far the following people have contributed effort, materials or both:
dmkuhar, Ankarin, Miner_Bill, Mac, MajorWumpus, and JosiahWallace

If you would like to get involved talk to dmkuhar ideally, or someone else involved in the project. There's a lot of work left to do.
 

Mac

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Some updated screenshots!

We now have a hangar:


The field is almost fully paved:


And this road leads directly to spawn, so if you follow the road due south from spawn, you'll end up right here!
 

dmkuhar

Pronounced with a 'Umpty'
So, a quick update, and a call for design ideas...
The airfield is now fully paved, and I've begun to frame out a second hangar. Major is currently prepping to install the lifts that'll move between the underground hangars and the airfield level (yes, we're going to have moving lifts!).

Now, the design ideas: so, my thought was to build some large custom flags/banners to hang from the front of the four top-level hangars, possibly representing different factions, or airship crews, or something along those lines. Each hanger will have a different design, and I think each one having its own banner will help enhance the look of them. If anyone wants to play around with designs, I'm thinking somewhere in the area of 8 blocks wide x14 blocks tall should work (although if you need to expand by a block or so in order to make a design work I can easily accommodate that). Just hit me up in-game if you want to try something out - I've got a huge wool supply, so you'll have all the material you'd need.

And thanks to everyone who's contributed so far - it's definitely coming together, and I'm excited to see what we end up with once it's finished.
 
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