We have a windfarm overlooking us and an increasing number of farms in our valley have their own wind turbines. These are bound to be a far more common site in the future
Here's a model 38cm high that I found on Ebay for the respectable and not shabby at all price of £5.50.
I agree, I have personally been looking for some wind turbines for when I finally get the cash to start my own 15mm sci-fi project. My colonies on garden worlds, will be powered by wind, Geo-thermal. water turbine and none recyclable waist burn plants.ReplyDelete
I mean why spend extra credits and to transport nuclear material, (warp generators, fusion reactors) and hard water to ever small colony out there.ReplyDelete
You know I was thinking that just the other day while playing Borderlands.ReplyDelete
That makes quite a bit of sense. By the time we start colonizing space those components will be insanely cheap to produce. Just one or two could power a "planetfall" shanty town or pre-fab building complex.ReplyDelete
Hell, around 20% of our total power here in Iowa is already coming from the things. I can't drive an hour in any direction without seeing hundreds of them... should have thought of them for my own game tables!
The Wind Turbine Farm behind us has 7 turbines and supplies enough power for 9,000 homes.ReplyDelete
In our Sci Fi games the turbines could be an objective, certainly a tactical challenge for light aerial craft and jet pack/a-grav soldiery or just simply some different terrain.
Here's another :) 28mm this time, but seems like it'd fit in with 15mm or 20mm quite easily. It's a great idea!