It's 11-11-11 today, it's an epic date, so I thought: 'Time to put this up.' By the way, the only valid notation is 11-11-11 and not 11-11-11! ;P
About this creation
The UNSC Colossus is a prototype ship, it is like a mobile Orbital Defense Platform, the Cairo station in Halo 2 is an example of such a platform. It utilizes a 'Super' MAC, which isn't a large burger, nor a computer, but rather a large cannon that shoots magnetic projectiles, weighting around 3000 metric tonnes each, at 120000km/s. Sounds deadly, doesn't it? It is indeed death to even the largest Covenant ships, tearing through their shields and their hull with one shot, it is even capable of tearing through one Covenant capital ship and depleting the shields of the next one in the line of fire.
The problem was, these Orbital Defense Platforms require a lot of energy, this is emitted by large generator's at the surface of the planet they defend. The Covenant could just simply destroy those generators and pass by the Platforms in orbit. This is why the UNSC experimented with mobile platforms, the design was simple, combine the Platform with a ship that is made for regular MAC cannons, the UNSC frigate. Hence the Colossus was born and humanity finally had a ship that could defeat a ship of his own size (Being roughly 5 times larger than the frigate.) or even bigger than that.
Enough talking, let's continue with the things you (might) care about, the pictures.
-Small Cargo ship, fits in the large hangar
-Fighter hangar, there's also one on the other side
-Greebling, it's my first try
-The large hangar isn't just a boring block, there's some detail over there.
-Random views for your visual pleasure
-Video of the firing 'mechanism'
Now compare with:
That's all, thank you very much for actually scrolling this far down without giving up. ;P
Awesome, although I'm not sure the UNSC would use black for their ships.
I like it
February 23, 2012
Nice! I have noticed that on many peoples small frigates their front twin pylon desing is kind of hard to do, i've found a way to do it, and thought you might want to see to perhaps revamp your own mini frigates, cheers mate ;)
I like it
December 15, 2011
This looks superb!!! great job dude and amazing attention to detail!! I like the fact that its got some moving parts which adds to the amazingness of the ship! A solid 15/10 keep up the good work! =D
Awesome creation!:) I can betcha that you'll be getting lotsa likes on this one. Just add a "UNSC" to anything and poof: tons of likes. Jokes aside, really cool ship. Quite a standard UNSC ship design, cute lil cargo shuttle, love the SNOT on the Colossus, great greebies...blah blah blah xD