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NEOS Tempest
Prototype Drone Carrier - bunches O' pics of the ship thats been sitting on my coffee table.
About this creation
NEOS TEMPEST
DEVELOP DATE: 3051
DEVELOPER: Skaborr Military/Trelassi A.I. Innovations(T.A.I.I)

UPDATE 7/25/2011 Now with mostly complete build instruction! You may have to eyeball a few parts.

At the beginning of the war with Dark Augusto, drones and their technology were considered dangerous and uncontrollable. In the year 3001 the Skaborr senate passed a mandate effectively suspending all research operations in this area. At the forefront of this was Trelassi A.I. Innovations, who had been conducting tests on terraforming drones, with some success. It would sit on this technology for the next 50 years, until the mandate was reconsidered.





In 3042, in a highly confidential act, the Skaborr Military captured an intact drone it would later call Prometheus. Prometheus was studied by the highest minds in the military, who eventually came up with a brilliant use of the technology. A space craft which functioned completely autonomously of human interaction was conceived. The craft had balanced speed and armor, but its key point was the group of drones it carried, allowing it to protect multiple settlements at once. They named the ship Tempest, for the storm that came with it. They hurried production of a prototype model and quickly sent it to protect the settlements on the outer rim of the empire, who were in dire need. It was a disaster, the prototype turned on the settlements, completely destroying them and 2 battalions before the Skaborr Navy was able to intercept and destroy the rogue ship.





















Having invested much resources into the Tempest, the Skaborr Military was not ready to walk away with such a defeat. Trelassi A.I. Innovations was brought in as consult and manufacturer. Because of similar occurences with their terraforming drones 50 years prior, they quickly discovered that a hidden signal was being broadcast empire wide. This signal was what tied all the drones of Dark Augusto to their single purpose. T.A.I.I. found that although impossible to break the signal, it was possible to bend it around the Tempest. By using an large overpowered bandwidth augmentor, a Tempest could maintain control of its drones within a 80KM area...but at a cost, the Tempest would no longer be autonomous, it now would require 1 drone controller, and 1 pilot to fly the ship.


The last model of Tempest was built in the year 3051, 50 years after the start of the war with Dark Augusto. It's final combat role was to minimize allied casualties by diverting enemy attention to itself. Because of its ability to control multiple drone units at once, it excelled in this role, effectively being in two places at once. The ship saved the lives of hundreds, while only putting the lives of its 2 pilots in danger.








Despite its benefits, the high cost to manufacture this vessel was its downfall, with its drones accounting for three quarters of the cost of an already expensive ship, the Tempest was the main factor for the bankruptcy of T.A.I.I. Only 4 Tempests were built with only 3 ever being fielded in operations. The first was destroyed after going rogue, 2 more were destroyed in operations defending troop movements in the outer rims, the only surviving Tempest is now on display at the Skaborr Prime Wartime Museum.

The occurences of the first Tempest being covered up, it is remembered as a versatile ship, an able guardian in dark times, and one of the few ships to ever field drone technology in the Skaborr Military's arsenal.

(Typical Tempest pilot uniform, pictured left.)

Control pit for the drone controller.

Sketches during conception.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  November 17, 2011
I love to have some steps on the Titan's construction!
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  November 17, 2011
I can see you've lost a lot in the crash! Happily, I had kept most of my old pictures! =(
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  July 23, 2011
That is really a cool design! Wow! Thanks for the nice comment on my sub! I'm really surprised! =)
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  July 22, 2011
Thanks dude ! It is the first time I win something..... So happy !!
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  June 26, 2011
Nice Ced, you are allways surprising me :D This one is EPIC im planning to make such a spaceship to! Well quit different.
Cedekane .
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Soap MacTavish
  March 28, 2011
Geez!, Thats an Awsome MOC! Teach me!
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  March 16, 2011
Quoting Yorik Bruhl Dang, how'd I miss this one? So good.
Eh, combination bad pics, and we may not have known each other 2 months ago. Geez, has it been that long since this came out? I REALLY need to build faster...Thanks for stopping by.
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  March 16, 2011
Dang, how'd I miss this one? So good.
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  March 15, 2011
Excellent design and details.
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  February 17, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay
Ahhh, I could see how that would apply to being creative and having a vision, I could just tell from your MOC that there is definitely some higher learning or experience with your style. BTW, Thanks for the 50 clickie's people!
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  February 17, 2011
Amazing ship! Beautiful and inponnent design, and the build is really great, congratulations!
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  February 17, 2011
HI Ced !!! For answer your question, I'm a shoemaker and not engineer... The ideas come with the parts I have in front of me and a "general idea" from the beginning... It is how I "work". I change my mind a lot, that's why it take me one year to make a MOC... In fact, I just realise the ships I wanted when I was a kid...
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  February 15, 2011
Quoting Peter Mowry How were you able to get a youtube song of Eve on your homepage?
Hey Peter, sure thing. Go onto Youtube and find your video, under the video you will find a set of buttons "Like", "Dislike", "Add to", "Share", and "Embed". Click the embed button, which will open a window below it, and another window with some boxes check and unchecked, the only one that is important is that you check the one that says "Use old embed code" on. Now you highlight the whole embed code, and copy and paste it into your homepage. If you have any more trouble I can explain more in the small group we are in. Now you can just pay me back if you find out how to get rid of the advertisements, or how to put background music on your Moc's pages ;p Cheers!
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  February 15, 2011
Hey Ced have been meaning to ask you about your home page. How were you able to get a youtube song of Eve on your homepage? Was hoping you could give me a pointer on how to. Or for that matter a Picture at least of like Scifi Background. Hope to hear back from you. Thanks bud.
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  February 4, 2011
A fantastic bit of machinery! Great color scheme, interesting lines and shapes all make this a unique ship! Great work.~H
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  January 28, 2011
Clever indeed, the sheer complexity here is mind boggling. Wow man, a very futuristic looking piece of hardware...
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  January 28, 2011
This has a beautifully chunky, unique shape to it, all the while having a smooth surface and fantastic minute detail. Really superb work here, this has got to be one of my favorite color combos as well.
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  January 27, 2011
Quoting Michael Rutherford If you were to attempt any improvement on this design, I would only recommend the addition of landing skids, and maybe an antenna for two (to push the range for the drone telemetry). This thing rocks! Attack!
Very astute observations my friend! This MOC will remain constructed until I work up the motivation to make some build instructions(I just made some for my Hrist, a similarly sized craft that I made last summer, to give you an idea of my timeframe lol), so I may post an update with upgrades, bearing your suggestions in mind. To date I have yet to post a craft with working landing gear!! I always paint myself into a corner with that, I'm already getting some good ideas on antenna placement though. Thanks for everyone's comments!
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  January 27, 2011
The configuration, with the pilot up top, and the weapons operator station in the nose, between twin detachable armed drones reminds me of the TAU Devil Fish APC form the Warhammer 40K game. Itís a totally cool shape, and I really like your use of the narrow blue viewport down between the drone mounts. The geometry of the whole thing sets a decidedly aggressive tone. The cylindrical drone nacelle spanning the front edge of the ship is very well executed. The details on the underside of the craft are simply cool! The access to the drone operatorís station is both unexpected and excellent. The coloring (Gray underneath, white and blue top side) is well thought out and effective. If you were to attempt any improvement on this design, I would only recommend the addition of landing skids, and maybe an antenna for two (to push the range for the drone telemetry). This thing rocks! Attack!
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  January 22, 2011
Very unique craft. I love its drone complement, and a great use for the snowtrooper helmet.
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  January 21, 2011
I love the storyline you wrote, it's awesome! You should let Christian know about the update, he might put some of this in the GGWU wiki.
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  January 21, 2011
I'm loving those turret drones!
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  January 20, 2011
Absolutely Brilliant! The colour combination is awesome and the blue stripes just look great. Love the drones. Hope to see more like it!
  January 19, 2011
This matches the style of your Peregrine really well, yet still manages to be a distinctly unique ship. Great work on this, it really looks great.
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  January 19, 2011
Quoting Matt David Lot's to love here. Superb editing on the opening photo - did you generate that from scratch? The entire configuration of the ship is both unique and stunning. The multitude of little droids adds a lot to the overall presentation. Ultimately, you've got a one-of-a-kind piece that deserves a far greater amount of smileys.
Thanks for the compliments dude! I tried a few different types of backgrounds but felt the detail was getting lost in the clutter (that and the drones looked like flying debris). It's a grey background, has some light grey and white brush strokes, and a radial blur. I'm glad its as popular as it is, I'm getting some great feedback.
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  January 19, 2011
Lot's to love here. Superb editing on the opening photo - did you generate that from scratch? The entire configuration of the ship is both unique and stunning. The multitude of little droids adds a lot to the overall presentation. Ultimately, you've got a one-of-a-kind piece that deserves a far greater amount of smileys.
 I like it 
  January 17, 2011
Great parts usage, cool color scheme, very nice transition between smooth and greebled sections!
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  January 16, 2011
the design is extremely cool and nice color scheme.
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  January 16, 2011
Quoting Danny Morgan I really like this, especially the big drones at the front- they look like turrets when docked (that's given me an idea :P). you should be proud.
Haha, glad to help! Btw, I hope it's ok that I'll be studying some of your capital ship work as I work up to larger mini scale ships.
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  January 16, 2011
Quoting Peter Mowry Hey Great Design Ced!!! Amazing Detail! Well good use of the white sheet for your background. The only thing I would change for photo taking is trying to get a solid white background. Like painting plywood white and building a photo set big enough for your creations. Just a thought thats what Im in the process of doing. It seems to me that you get a better photo. It also helps if you have a good source of WHITE LIGHT. Great Work!!!
Thanks for the comments Peter! I actually do have a light box that I made from cardboard/fabric, funny thing that I SHOULD have thought of is that when I got more Lego my MOC's would get bigger!! I wish I would have thought of spray painting plywood(ARGH!) Could have saved me some cash (Cardboard lightbox actually not as cheap as you would think!!) Though my long haired cat is also keeping me from great experiences with white anyway... Next time I shoot white I'll try finding a white sheet per your tip, (The one here was actually on a light green, color changed with photo editing...) see if it can save me some time and improve the quality of the photo shoot. Thanks for the hint!
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  January 16, 2011
I really like this, especially the big drones at the front- they look like turrets when docked (that's given me an idea :P). you should be proud.
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  January 16, 2011
I really like this, especially the big drones at the front- they look like turrets when docked (that's given me an idea :P). you should be proud.
 I like it 
  January 15, 2011
Hey Great Design Ced!!! Amazing Detail! Well good use of the white sheet for your background. The only thing I would change for photo taking is trying to get a solid white background. Like painting plywood white and building a photo set big enough for your creations. Just a thought thats what Im in the process of doing. It seems to me that you get a better photo. It also helps if you have a good source of WHITE LIGHT. Great Work!!!
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  January 15, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay I'd like to share a coffee with you..... and steal your moc !!!
HA! While your stealing this, I will steal your Vulcan!! Seems like a fair trade to me!
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  January 15, 2011
Big thanks to El Barto, Cody G, Mark Kelso, Matt the Backward One, Qwerty 10, Jason Dominguez, Connor Simpson, Christian Collins, Paul B, A Minute Ago..., Riccaardo Zaneimi, Tyler Halliwell, Christian Schlichting, Shawn Purkis, and CEO Luiz Camargo. Thanks for the support!! Also thanks to Manque (Cade), [Zen 912] Franz Breedon, Elk Guard, Louis K, Bartosz K, Matu Matula, Nel Smith, The guy behind the brick, and Noah Young for the clickie's(apologies if I missed anybody). So many great builders from which I draw my own inspirations from, I'm glad if I returned the favor to some small extent.
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  January 15, 2011
Quoting Matt The Backward One What a lovely, um... thing. You were FANTASTIC with the colors and threw in lots of tasty details. However, all those angles and details can get a bit overwhelming and can strain the viewer's eye(s). Different shapes with all these angles usually create a lot of complexity to begin with, so next time you're working on something with an exotic shape with lots of angles, remember that less is more. Great work; 5/5!
Matt, thank you for your comments! Are you meaning the angles in the MOC? Or in the pictures? I know what your talking about with both respects, sometimes its hard to see room for improvement in my own work, your opinion is very much appreciated!
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  January 15, 2011
OMG! The shape, the angles, the colors, everything in the right place!
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  January 15, 2011
Lots of insane little details, great MOC.
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  January 15, 2011
This looks crazy but cool. It fits NEOS while having a Star Wars-like design. And i like your drone-design, too.
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  January 15, 2011
That thing is a beaut! Nice job!
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  January 15, 2011
a great spaceship!!! congratulation!!
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  January 15, 2011
a great spaceship!!! congratulation!!
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  January 15, 2011
I'd like to share a coffee with you..... and steal your moc !!!
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  January 15, 2011
Amazing.
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  January 15, 2011
Very interesting shape :D great job with the details and the SNOT
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  January 15, 2011
Nice execution of the general shape/features. The coloring makes it all special like.
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  January 14, 2011
This is, quite, AMAZING! Nice use of the snow trooper helms!
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  January 14, 2011
The ship looks good! Very nice coloration and techniques. The shape is great.
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  January 14, 2011
Beautiful build! I love the menacing appearance and the drones are very inspired.
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  January 14, 2011
This is beyond amazing! 6/5 Smiles
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  January 14, 2011
What a lovely, um... thing. You were FANTASTIC with the colors and threw in lots of tasty details. However, all those angles and details can get a bit overwhelming and can strain the viewer's eye(s). Different shapes with all these angles usually create a lot of complexity to begin with, so next time you're working on something with an exotic shape with lots of angles, remember that less is more. Great work; 5/5!
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  January 14, 2011
Wow, great design and parts usage. But, LOVE the color work most of all...just terrific. Nice work!
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  January 14, 2011
Fantastic build, you have so many awesome details in this that it's hard to say which I like best! I really like the funky shape of it, especially since you still gave it that clean, sleek look. Brilliant work yet again, Ced!
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  January 14, 2011
Intense! Great drones, too! Those little ones look quite menacing. Well built!
 
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