I wanted to go for a larger personal project that really would get me exited. what I wanted to do was go back to a childhood enthusiasm I got from going to the museum of natural history/nature and science as a little kid. Looking at the dioramas was what made me want to do art for a living, looking at them and feeling "that's so cool! you can take a time and place and put in in a glass box and put it on display!
What I am modeling is a wing of the Denver Museum of nature and science but with a spin on having the dioramas feature strange alien worlds. I want to have all the informational plaques and displays but covering alien life and alien ecosystems.
Here is a few of the reference pics I snapped during this weekend
Here is the first test pass after a few hours in UE4
Will keep updating this as it goes!