It looks like you have two or more halo objects for each of the pad lights (blue). I’m thinkking you need just one. If you use a vertex and give it halo then you can set the rays and so on.
Base is looking pretty good. It’s a bit dark (all over) this would be a choice for the base though as the heat on the moon is pretty intence. A base would perhaps be best built in to the surface. This would do two things keep the radiation to a safe level and keep it cool. I like the cliffside base but perhaps it goes into the side beyond what you can see on the outside. The design is pretty cool. Perhaps some lights shining down on the pads from the cliffside.
Perhaps solar panels to get some electrical power (unless you have a different power source). A way from the pads to the base. Perhaps an “industrial” lift all the way down to the primary surface. This can bring people and equipment (say a rover down to the surface as well as people and equipment to the pads and bring them back up again to the base. You can use the “spacecraft” but then your using up fuel to do that movement.
I’ve thought of building a base into the rim of Tycho compound crater. The base would rap around the inside of the crator and perhaps go through to the other side (outer wall). This would give the base a day night operations and would be mostly protected at times from the sun (if the position was chosen with care). Inside the crator itself would be a massive solar farm progamned to track the sun.
In researching I found there are a few places on the moon that get absolutely no sun at all. Both the north and south pole may have (frozen water ice) although this is not confirmed yet. It’s perhaps the best chance at the north pole (good choice). You could perhaps show some ice near the base (it would be like frozen gold to be found on the moon). The did send lunar prospecter though in the 90’s to find some but didn’t find much even when they crashed it into the lunar surface. You would think that is a bad idea and looking back it probably was.
There is no mesh available for the moon. I’ve looked. There is a good map of the moon at USGS site.
It’s a big download though and for me atleast not to helpfull. Tycho is a there to be sure but I was hoping for more detail. A way to build a mesh from the map.
This site has quite a bit of info on the moon (images and so on. The Clementine mission took tons of photos of the lunar surface on it’s survey of the moon. You can search through the database to find the type of surface elements you would see on the moons poles.
Good photos of the Lunar North Pole:
This will give you a mosaic of the lunar surface. Don’t forget the north pole is at the bottom of the moon. Pretty wierd I know but that’s the way they have it. I had thought it strange when I first thought of the base but that’s the way it’s been for a long time.
Once you click on the image to get a detailed image you can modify it to what ever you like. Double it’s size and so on. The resolution of the blown up images are pretty good up to 2x’s
Your base is pretty darn cool so far. Looking forward to updates. If you have any lunar questions you can PM me here at elsium