A bit of an update on the Mars Terraform Team.
Speaking of...this is the core of the terraformer. This version is much smaller, trailer mobile, unit. The original design was to be larger with an enclosed interior where the crew could work and even shelter in.
The system works on the idea of using water found beneath the Mars surface. Wells are dug to access the water. It is pumped up to the terraform unit that separates the H20 into hydrogen and oxygen. The oxygen is vented to help enrich the atmosphere. The hydrogen is saved to serve as part of the power for the terraform units. The oxygen and hydrogen can be used by the work crews for their vehicles and suits.
Anyway, the terraformer is a hodgepodge of spares bits. It's more for looks...like a machine. I figure the design would change...smaller, more efficient, less expensive, etc. as each decade passes.
There's also a solar panel for supplemental electric power to the unit. And I made a wellhead.
Those all got a coat of primer.
Terraformer assembled...mostly. I was going to paint it yellow but went with white instead. I did a partial drybrush job to see how parts looked.
Sorry about the picture. It's pretty dark on the one side and hard to see the details. I might try to repaint those parts to make them easier to see.
Another view. The mast is the support arm for the solar array. There'll be a battery box mounted to the rear. The other box...the one shown...is for storage or something. Maybe some of the setup/takedown tools. I'm not sure if you can tell but this unit will fit on a trailer. I'm not sure if I'll give the Rover the trailer for it though.
I'll probably give it some yellow for visibility, and some serial numbers to note there's many. I might try to work up a corporate logo to infer this is a private/subcontracted project.
A couple of shots of the Maintenance Rover. I sprayed it white overall. I'll probably add some yellow to aid visual spotting. And I'll add serial numbers and such. I have to give it some payload which probably will be cases of spare parts. And I have t put the dash/instrument panel in. I might add a short boom crane. The green box over the fender will probably be painted red or orange and serve as the emergency shelter and supplies.
The Rover is a bit different. I like the rugged rock crawler look...it's a workhorse. The Lunar Rover was lower to the ground, but it was pure transportation.
So that's where it stands. I'll start on the astroworkers soon. I should start wrapping things up on this one.