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'Attenborough Fields' Satellite Launch Facility
The continent of Africa contains many natural wonders for the traveller to discover. But occasionally, one may come across a more man-made surprise...
About this creation
This is a build for the category 'Space Power' in Michael Rutherford's entertaining warfare and political backstabbing game, Decisive Action!


Recent conquests have given S.E.A.L. the resources to put their own 'eye in the sky,' courtesy of this facility built somewhere in the African savannah, and named after one of the somewhat eccentric group's most revered leaders.


The six dish rectilinear array gives pinpoint tracking of friendly and hostile satellites, and near-instant communication to boot.


A. Mission Control
B. Satellite Laboratory
C. Fuel refinery
D. Radiotelescope signal processing


S.E.A.L.'s satellites are launched using the purpose built Bellamy 5 rocket, affectionately known as 'Blue Thunder'. Note the capsule at the top of main rocket body.


On reaching low earth orbit, the capsule detaches and separates...


...to release the wonder of modern surveillance technology protected inside.


Solar panels and aerials unfold and the OWLink satellite is online!


For a long while I thought I wouldn't be able to work the animal theme into this category, but eventually inspiration struck!



I also enjoyed trying to work in as much forced perspective as possible. Comments and criticisms welcomed; if you like it, please 'Like' it, it helps in the game!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 27, 2013
Wow! Great FP, especially with the satellite dishes and the satellite capsule!
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  August 26, 2013
The best example of forced perspective in the game, hat's off! Brilliant work throughout, I like the inclusion of an owl satellite, very apt.
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  July 10, 2013
That's absolutely fantastic! Best FP by far. Love the size difference in the dishes, brilliant. And the owl is the icing on the taco. Bravo!
Stuart Lucas
Keith Goldman
  July 9, 2013
Outstanding work General Lucas, you are specifications accurate and eligible for the bonus 3points for FP. Good luck!
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  July 9, 2013
I just love the 1rst fp! and the satellite deployment was amazing! congrats!
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  July 9, 2013
Excellent work on the FP, Chief! And the satellite in space is a real bonus. Well done!
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  July 9, 2013
Fantastic work!
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  July 9, 2013
Very effective use of forced perspective. Nice!
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  July 8, 2013
Owl rocket? Seems legit. 5/5
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  July 8, 2013
Brilliant!
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  July 8, 2013
Great forced perspective build and owl-shaped satellite. I like the gradually shrinking satellite dishes.
  July 8, 2013
Loved the forced perspective here. Nicely done. -LB Senior
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  July 8, 2013
Stuart, Stuart, Stuart! EXCELLENT! :)
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  July 8, 2013
Love the launch facility . I like how the capsule on top of the rocket looks identical to the large scale capsule. The satellite inside looks great as well great job
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  July 8, 2013
Fantastic!
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  July 8, 2013
Excellent forced perspective! I like the curved/dry landscape where all of the dishes are. Cool satellite!
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  July 8, 2013
A great scale for such a scene. Very cool satellite too.
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  July 8, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad The forced perspective is masterfully done! I also love the satelitte dishes, and the ground they are located on; very, fan shaped! Excellent creation, and a new Favorite builder!
Thank you for the thoughtful comments, and doing me the honor of being added to your favourites!
 I like it 
  July 8, 2013
The forced perspective is masterfully done! I also love the satelitte dishes, and the ground they are located on; very, fan shaped! Excellent creation, and a new Favorite builder!
 
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