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My stock-MIR without Progress, Soyuz and until nor no Docking module

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Dude, what's that ring on the HMS Sinclair made out of? Looks awesome!

EDIT: Nevermind! Spent the better part of the day playing around in build and came up with my own awesome version. If I end up posting it I'll definitely have to credit you for the inspiration. And to everyone else, my god you people are all giving me such awesome ideas! Great work!

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The small one orbiting Eve:

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Refueling and "communication" station in Kerbin Orbit (could have spared the communication due to the fact that they have no function atm but it looks cool :-P ):

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And another big one is going to be assembled in Jool Orbit:

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I use only stock parts and no mods.

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All of mine are stock parts. The very first station I've ever built is the Kerbal Station Alpha. It has very, very poor design choices and was made (so far) with 3 parts docked together. I was pretty crappy at docking, so it also took forever. I'm still pretty bad at it. The bottom part with the solar arrays was the first part in orbit, there are extra bits at the bottom that, again, were just poor design choices. The solar panels are attached to a research vessel. The second part is the center, which includes a general area for kerbanauts to spend time in, as well as their own private cans. And the last part, which is the very top, is a 4 way docking hub. It's a pretty poor station. :P It orbits at about 85km.

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The second and third station I ever made are identical (Solar Array X and Y) which were brought into orbit with 1 trip a piece, ie; there was no docking involved. Each one is perpendicular to the equator (so that means they go up and down) and they are also perpendicular to each other. These were inspired by the solar plants in X3. So, that's all they do... Their job is to make power cells from the solar energy they collect. Dats it. :P

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Lastly, my pride and joy so far is the Mun Base Alpha. It was made so far with 4 trips. The first one landed the 2 story core. The first floor is living quarters, the second floor is HQ. It was made this way to over look the entire base. The second trip brought over a tanker of fuel, to be used as a fuel depot (with my lore, the center of the tanker is hollow to allow passage to the 4 way hub). There is a cockpit on the end of it (it was piloted here, originally I don't know why I did it, then came up with an idea) for kerbonauts to pilot unmanned drones. The third part added does double duty as a 4 way docking hub as well as the main power center and generator of the station. With the correct lights turned on, maximum visibility can be given to the station and the surrounding area and the batteries can last through almost the entire dark cycle of Mun. And the last addition so far is a universal manned rover resembling a pick up truck that Hank Hill can be proud of, I tell you hwat. 4 passengers + the driver can fit into it. It also has some gear to elevate the vehicle to stabilize it when recharging, general parking, or when using the probing drill bit at the front (just a retracted antenna. :P)

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Some of your guy's stations, although most of which aren't stock, are truly neato and impressive. And the stock stations I see are also extremely rad as hell. Whether or not you use mods, the game feels so rewarding when you do something you want in it. Well done, everyone.

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At least you can dock 2 spaceships... When i try i crash

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It takes time... Hell, the first time I tried to dock, it took like 2 hours. Or something like that. It was terribly long. XD

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I spend most of my time docking creeping in at something like .3 M/s and burn and ungodly amount of RCS fuel. Also use mods because the stuff people make for this game is just too neat to pass up, but I've been thinking of doing a second install for stock only.

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HMS Sinclair, my current main Kerbin station. Slightly less laggy than usual.

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Where did you get the circular modules that you've mounted your solar panels on?

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Here's my GKO station, completely stock. It took 12 launches to get each of the pieces up there.

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Here's the album

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Here's what happens if you don't plan a station properly - HMS Cromwell, new modules added as and when I thought of them with very little regard for framerate.

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not quite as impressive as the others on show.one launch stationSLebAl2.png9zGEtBT.png

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Here's what happens if you don't plan a station properly - HMS Cromwell, new modules added as and when I thought of them with very little regard for framerate.

Not planned? It looks very well planned!

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Not planned? It looks very well planned!

Looked okay, but it had a nasty habit of doing the worm like a slightly hammered uncle every time I tried to dock a ship! Quite funny to watch, but bits tended to fall off after a while.

Got a new station up to replace it as Kerbin fuel depot though, the majestic HMS Eric Pickles -

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my little beauty. it's my first station overall :D

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After many false starts and many more attempts at docking correctly, I have finally finished the core of my station

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WOW!! what mod are the solar panels from?

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Very nice!! Looks similar to mine, did you launch the upper center section along with the ring section? If so how did you make it strong enough to make it into orbit? I will post pictures of my station after my fifth post gets approved :)

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Not the most original name, but I like it. It will house 48 Kerbals at the moment, not sure if I will add more hab modules or not as it will take a while to transfer another 46 kerb's to it...next up will be the fuel depot!! The section on the right under the ring is just the tug to get it docked and will be removed when the fuel depot arrives... I wall add daytime pictures later, I was just too excited that I actually got them to dock that I wasn't thinking when I took a screen shot!!

Power and Habitat modules docked!!! Didn't make it any easier that it was on the night side of the planet...

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Habitat module docking approach!!

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That's a rather big chunk of metal, you brought into orbit there.

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Dorak, that thing looks great! How well is your PC handling it? I have a fairly decent system and I get down to about 8fps with stuff that size.

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