I finally decided to make a thread. I don't really have many ships at the moment as I'm waiting for the game to have more features such as electricity and air before I do some major projects.
What I do have though is this colony concept that I have dubbed the "Octo-Type Habitat". I came up with it when I was testing if I could make something similar to an O'Neill cylinder.
The idea is that the colony is a octogon with 4 flat areas made for habitation and the angled sections would be where the generators, reactors, docking ports and storage would be located.
First is the concept model:
Each block at 1:1 scale would be 20 blocks, which gives each platform a 100x80 block space.
Here is the horribly unfinished full scale colony:
The colony can be multipurpose, one platform could have housing and small streets, another could be used as farm fields, an industrial complex for resource refining and parts/item construction, or you could simply make a small park with trees and a stream running through it.
I think it would make a nice object to
destroy and do battle in the airless, ruined streets
fight over and defend in multiplayer games.
I probably won't finish this particular build due to the time and the fact I made a few major mistakes in design, but when things like electricity, lighting, lighting effects (like shade and brightness), better gravity (gravity generation), air, water, grass, plants and trees are added I will probably come back to this project and re-do it.