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    Default April/May 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Fallen Citadel

    Unbeknownst to men a battle of epic proportions is raging with the casualties seen in the fallen fortresses of every snowstorm.

    Below is one such Citadel: (My entry is a snowflake turned into a fortress. I figured I needed to post or I would never get started - the final will be larger.)

    I want to give credit to www.snowcrystals.com for the initial image I started with. They have a ton of awesome images of magnified snowflakes as well as lots of information about how these things form.
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    I'll never think of a star fort quite the same way ...

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    very nice idea

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    Good place to start!

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    Good idea! This challenge is bringing out such cool entries! (err ... no pun intended.)

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    I plan to show this as a blueprint style document complete with names for locations etc but this is where I am so far.

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    Completed more of this. I think it's roughly about what I want. I now have to format it as a blueprint with labels and so on. I will probably tweak the coloring a bit as well once I have a background I will use.

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    Ok, working on creating a nice looking blueprint document. I haven't done this before so it's all experimentation. I'm struggling a bit with the layout yet but as long as I can keep fitting the pieces in and it looks ok I guess I'll keep going in this direction.

    I shrunk this one down a bit because it seemed like it was getting too big to take in on my screen. I might put it back at the full size.

    Note: As I come to the labels I am wishing I could remember a lot more of my physics and molecular sciences. I'm talking Snowflake size here and I was imagining the weapon systems (certain of the circles) as being a sort of electron accelerators or maybe quark accelerators or something. I suppose I could just go with generic names as used in most typical sci-fi starships but I kind of wanted to stay within the microscopic sizes.

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    Looking good! Keep it at this size. The larger size was making the snowflake look pixelated. This is cleaner looking.

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