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Legend Class Frigate - "Shooting Star" (Battlestar Galactica)
Ladies and gentlemen, here I may present you the 'Legend Class Frigate' also called 'Shooting Star'. This creation ties losely with El Bartoīs "Battlestar Galactica - The Next Chapter" storyline. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!
About this creation

With the lately found 'Galactica' human starship craftsmanship made a huge leap forward. Several Battlestars were ordered in order to face a possible Cylon menace, according to the records found aboard the 'Galactica'.


The DOSD (Department Of Space Defence) also called for a smaller, but as well heavily armed vessel. The Legend Class program was born.
This was done for several reasons:
1st: A ship for support and scouting purposes was needed. 2nd: Huge firepower on a highly agile platform was requested. And most important 3rd: These frigates could be built in a comparatively short period of time.


With the 'Galactica' out of reach on her next mission, searching for Kobol, the DOSD dinīt want to be left behind with empty hands and soon the first ships were launched. The new frigate incorporated lots of design elements from the 'Galactica'. For example the characteristic 'head' and the two protruding pods on the shipīs sides.


The head hangar. Enough space for a standard 'Colonial Shuttle'.


In this case it is a medium sized freight shuttle from an earlier production line on Earth.


Launch Control: "Hanjin 308, youīve just cleared the hangar and are reday to go, bon voyage!"
(LC officer is french, not the freighter captain.)
H308: "See you in three weeks. H308 out!"


This is maybe the deadliest weapon of the 'Legend Class'. The strategic missile launcher.


It consists of two heavily armoured missile pods, which can be loaded with different types of missiles, or even replaced by other equipment if needed. Thereīs always at least one missile in the barrel, just in case.


Shortly after its launch the first weapon tests took place. Here we see the 'Poseidon' firing her impressive main batteries - an improved version of the ones used aboard the 'Galactica'. Of course, the 'Galactica has a lot more of these! Two of these are located on the dorsal and ventral side of the Legend Class.


In the upper right corner you can see the smaller hangar roof artillery, also used for AA purposes.


A Raptor approaching the 'Poseidon', returning from a training mission. Right behind the massive thrusters you can see the launch tubes. (Two on each side. A Legend Class usually carries 16 Vipers. Even more are possible, if the conditions of war dictate that.) A special flap sytem inside the thrusters prevents the Vipers from getting harmed by the exhaust during launch.


Ventral view of the ship with two main batteries.


Some engineering equipment, mostly waste tanks and static dischargers. The really vulnerable parts are buried under loads of armour plating deep within the shipīs body.


The auxiliary hangar, right under the main hangar, on the launch tube level.


Even though the Legend Class is not a carrier ship, the main hangar represents a major part of the vessel.


The powerful engines inside the protruding pods provide the frigate with excellent maneouverability at extremly high speeds. Excellent for evading enemy fire.




Here we see the first three ships of the line:
The 'Poseidon', the 'Excalibur' and the 'Holy Grail'.


Each ship carries a golden symbol directly connected to its name, or representing the name itself.
The 'Poseidon' carries a trident, the 'Excalibur' a sword and the 'Holy Grail' a goblet.




Some pics of the Poseidon following her daily business:







Click to get to El Barto!īs page, you must see his BSG creations!

I had a lot of fun building this, while editing the pics was a pain in the arse! But, it was worth the effort, I guess!? Anyways, this is my first BSG related MOC. Couldnīt be an admin of a BSG group without a creation of my own any longer.

Thanks vor viewing!



Comments

 I made it 
  August 9, 2014
Quoting Fell Skyhawk Amazing work, excellent craft. Great job.
Thanks, Mr. Lightning!
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  August 7, 2014
Amazing work, excellent craft. Great job.
 I made it 
  July 9, 2014
Quoting Mihai Marius Mihu This is fantastic work, both build and presentation.
I'm sorry, that I forgot to reply in time. Thanks Mihai, your opinion is much appreciated! ~Cheers
 I made it 
  July 9, 2014
Quoting James Dart I can't get over how pretty this ship is. <claps> very nice!
Thanks a lot, glad that you like it! ~Marc
 I like it 
  July 9, 2014
I can't get over how pretty this ship is. <claps> very nice!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2012
This is fantastic work, both build and presentation.
 I made it 
  March 18, 2012
To everyone I didnīt reply personally - thank you!
 I made it 
  March 18, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Very nice micro scale. As much as I like copies of ships and appreciate the details that go into it really enjoy the originals like this. Even though they are inspired by other designs the thought and imagination behind original creations like this is impressive. I really like the view from the top.
Very kind words, thank you!
 I made it 
  March 18, 2012
Quoting Daniel Mayhew Excellent. I love El Barto's work and this ties in perfectly!
Thanks a lot! Love his work too and thought it was a good inspiration!
 I like it 
  March 17, 2012
Excellent. I love El Barto's work and this ties in perfectly!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2012
I know I'm almost a year behind here, but awesome design. Love all the hidden weaponry and greebling. The colors are perfect. Nice work.
 I like it 
  February 21, 2012
Simply inspired.
  January 25, 2012
Sleek!
 I like it 
  January 25, 2012
Still waiting on a follow up! New episode, Dude, better prep for casualties!
 I like it 
  November 22, 2011
Nice presentatation, photo editing and spaceship, of course!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2011
I had thought of a two seater, maybe like a fighter bomber. If it has the same profile, and it's not too much longer, it would still fire out the launch tube. If not, so what, the Raptors don't.
 I made it 
  November 3, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Time for a new ship in this Fleet! Maybe a fighter? Raptor maybe? A Gun ship!
Dang right! I need to come out of that dark corner Iīm sitting in. Could imagine a heavier Viper, like a Boa Constrictor!?
 I like it 
  November 2, 2011
Time for a new ship in this Fleet! Maybe a fighter? Raptor maybe? A Gun ship!
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
Very nice micro scale. As much as I like copies of ships and appreciate the details that go into it really enjoy the originals like this. Even though they are inspired by other designs the thought and imagination behind original creations like this is impressive. I really like the view from the top.
 I made it 
  June 14, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum I usually don't like microscale! Your ship is really cool, with lots of greebles...
Great to hear that you like it anyway! Thanks for this rain of nice comments on my creations. Much appreciated! ~Marc
 I like it 
  June 14, 2011
I usually don't like microscale! Your ship is really cool, with lots of greebles...
 I made it 
  May 13, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens like crimso says, man u and El Barto are doing the cleanest photo editing mocs around!
Hearing that from you, Iīm feeling honoured! The editing is a pain, but it pays off! Maybe I should rework some older stuff!? ~Greetings, Marc
 I made it 
  May 13, 2011
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 fabulous!!! the firing looks so good! the ship is very cool too! i love it s shape, and structure! the turrets look powerful! super work marc!
Yeah, those firing pics are also among my favs of this ship. Thanks! ~Marc
 I like it 
  May 13, 2011
like crimso says, man u and El Barto are doing the cleanest photo editing mocs around!
 I like it 
  May 13, 2011
fabulous!!! the firing looks so good! the ship is very cool too! i love it s shape, and structure! the turrets look powerful! super work marc!
 I made it 
  April 25, 2011
Quoting Crimso Giger The best thing I can tell is that this page is on El Barto level of awesomeness ! I love the hangar shot, looks real ! Excellent build and presentation :-D
Thanks a lot, Buddy! Yeah, El Barto has set up a very high standart, thinking of edited pictures. It was quite a challenge, but worth the effort, regarding your nice comment! ~Cheers, Marc
 I like it 
  April 21, 2011
The best thing I can tell is that this page is on El Barto level of awesomeness ! I love the hangar shot, looks real ! Excellent build and presentation :-D
 I like it 
  April 9, 2011
Ah nice! can you comment on this? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/245986
 I made it 
  April 2, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Well that's good...The problem is that there are no long range communications! So if, let's say for example, the Galactica gets chased back to Earth, there won't be much warning...Better be prepared! (Probably not until fall, I don't know, just brainstorming.)
Iīll stay sharp, Mav!
 I like it 
  April 2, 2011
Well that's good...The problem is that there are no long range communications! So if, let's say for example, the Galactica gets chased back to Earth, there won't be much warning...Better be prepared! (Probably not until fall, I don't know, just brainstorming.)
 I made it 
  April 2, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Do they have Jump Drives?
Yes, they have! They are equiped with a fully functional long range FTL drive. Support of the Battlestar Group should not end at the end of the solar System.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2011
Do they have Jump Drives?
 I made it 
  March 30, 2011
To all the others: Thank you so much! Even if I didnīt reply directly to you comments, your opinions are always welcome and much appreciated! So say we all!
 I made it 
  March 30, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay WOW WOW WOW WOOOOOW !!!!! What is that ???!!! A supermegacoolterrificawesome ship !!!!! And your pictures are just splendid !!!!
Nice to hear that from you. Thinking about the fact that it was mostly built from leftovers and considering your nice comment makes me feel even more glad! Btw, youīve got anything new cooking...?
 I made it 
  March 30, 2011
Quoting Cody G Well done! Not many people would take the time to edit each picture.
Thanks, I had to lash myself to get the work done!
 I like it 
  March 28, 2011
Great build, very nice shots and a good story! You covered all the ingredients.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2011
Great idea and a fantastic build.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2011
This is a wonderful BSG ship. I take from the description that El Barto has created a storyline that supposedly picks up where the series ended. If that's true then I might finally come up with a design of my own that won't have to match anything from the show that still looks half way decent!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2011
Nice ship with lots of detail and really like the photo effect you present.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2011
WOW WOW WOW WOOOOOW !!!!! What is that ???!!! A supermegacoolterrificawesome ship !!!!! And your pictures are just splendid !!!!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
This is great! The scale is very nice and the detail is just stunning. I agree that there are not too many BSG mocs out there and Its cool to see ones like this! Keep it up!
 I made it 
  March 23, 2011
Quoting Jesse Long There are certainly too little BSG-related MOCs online, well, with the exceptions of Colonial Vipers. Keep up the good work.
Thanks. I thought there were already enough Raptors, Vipers (MK whatever), Raiders, and so on. So I started with something new, to widen the spread a bit. Glad to hear you like it! ~Cheers
 I made it 
  March 23, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Trying to think of a name...I'm guessing the CMDR of one of these Frigates will be you. The Galactica's chief med officer comes to mind, modeled after Dr. Cottle, naturally, and Dr. House (not sure if you get that show). Dr. Marcus Rundehousen? Sounds German enough?
Hehe, yeah, I like Dr. House. Heīs the nicest guy in the world! But, "Rundehousen" sounds a bit long imo. What about: "Marc Korund"? Itīs much shorter and sounds better. The rest, CMDR or Dr. is left to your own imagination.
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
There are certainly too little BSG-related MOCs online, well, with the exceptions of Colonial Vipers. Keep up the good work.
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
Impressive.
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
Forgot to comment on those last shots: That's a mighty big hose! Anyway, trying to think of a name...I'm guessing the CMDR of one of these Frigates will be you. The Galactica's chief med officer comes to mind, modeled after Dr. Cottle, naturally, and Dr. House (not sure if you get that show). Dr. Marcus Rundehousen? Sounds German enough?
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
Well done! Not many people would take the time to edit each picture.
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
*Jaw drops* AMAZING! The photos, editing, and the build are spectacular! Everything looks so polished, and the story was great.
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
What fine ships!
 I made it 
  March 22, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Intense! Great build and even better pics, Dude! Some really great shots, the one with the moon in the background, and the one from the stern especially. Thanks for the mention in the credits! I've been working on a character for you in my storyline, we'll see if he makes an appearance soon...Again, awesome stuff here!
Thank you, guys! And Barto, Iīd feel honoured if my name wpould show up in your storyline! ~Cheers
  March 22, 2011
Intense! Great build and even better pics, Dude! Some really great shots, the one with the moon in the background, and the one from the stern especially. Thanks for the mention in the credits! I've been working on a character for you in my storyline, we'll see if he makes an appearance soon...Again, awesome stuff here!
 I like it 
  March 22, 2011
SO sweet! Awesome CGI dude...
 
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