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Ancient Space Travel : Journal Entry 1
Journal of Ancient Space Travel: Entry 1, Barracuda Class Orbiter - The Mian Situ
About this creation
5/30/07 Mark's Comments - :


A month ago, creation of the Invisible Hand came to a screeching (albeit temporary) halt due to a heavy work schedule. But those late night Lego cravings finally got the best of me. I decided to spend some "quality time" with my wife?...No! My kids?...No! My Legos...of course, (I mean, c'mon Priorities, please!) and put something smaller together until I could get back to General Grievous' monstrosity.


I thought I'd try a fun little excercise - to take two or three ships and combine them into one. I liked BSG's Colonial One, and also some of the greebling done in the USC Star Destroyer set, and so combined elements of both to come up with what you see here.


Other parameters included using only what I had on hand, no new Bricklink orders, and no initial design phase. Building began at the front, with nothing particular in mind, and progressed to the aft section, connecting parts in any way that seemed appropriate or fun.


A storyline has also evolved around this creation, and may be the catalyst for an entire series of MOC’s, if time allows. It’s written from the perspective of a guy in the far future (several thousand years from now) who’s developed a mild interest in ancient space vehicles from humanities distant past. He’s posting journal entries for others who are interested in the subject and will constantly be refering to a fictional past, that for us hasn’t taken place yet.


So anyway, here's the end result of my latest toils. Nothing extraordinary, but fun to build and create a story around, and hopefully worth a look.


As always, thanks for checking things out! Mark



JOURNAL OF ANCIENT SPACE TRAVEL


by Lien Alechman


Note: the following images and information was copied with permission from the Legends House, Civilizational Era Room, The Dynastic Periods Section –“The Dynasty Series” - Book 4, “To Protect and Serve,” by Dr. Phillip Proust. My historical knowledge is minimal, and I am unfamiliar with many of the terms used (example: Hull-Busters?), but have copied the information as it was written by the historian, Proust. So much information was lost at the Takers Fall, it’s amazing that even this remains. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to think that humanity once had the ability to build such things, travel among the stars, and wage wars on an intersteller scale…



Enty 1: Barracuda Class Orbiter - The Mian Situ



APPARENTLY MOCPAGES LOST OR DELETED MOST OF THIS PAGE, INCLUDING THE STORYLINE. I'VE MANAGED TO RESTORE THE IMAGES, BUT THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I DIDN'T KEEP COPIES OF THE TEXT...THIS ONE'S UNFORTUNATELY TOO COMPLEX TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO BRING BACK (AH WELL...LIVE AND LEARN!) STILL, HOPE YA LIKE THE IMAGES - MARK



















Comments

 I like it 
  June 1, 2012
Wow, five years already? That's one awesome ship, even if it is ancient! ;)
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  February 12, 2012
awsome great job!!!! :)
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  November 13, 2011
just outstanding : )
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  June 24, 2011
Beauty. Kelso, pure beauty. That ship is so stunning. Magnificent. ^Blub^
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  June 24, 2011
Too bad the diologue got erased because I was all worked up about it reading your intro...oh well. Great ship though! Guess I never got around to this one until now. It's slightly -just slightly- reminiscent of the Ferret. I gotta say, Mark, space is your thing. I'll be gald when all this other business (like Brickworld, work, life happening, etc.) is outta the way so we can all see the space master back at it again! I could see posts like this all day long! Say, I'd love your opinion on my latest ship if you have a chance. God speed on the continuation of the Eye!
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  June 15, 2011
Thanks for your detailed photos! These are a good basement to learn a lot, although i most don't know how you did it. (most the angles) You really have a nice style to build ! Anytime i look at your MOC's i get feelings in my finger - i have to search my bricks... :) So now i go forward to finish my "Betty" ! (you looked before / i got some new pictures...)
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  May 4, 2011
awesome so cool
Mark Kelso
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Harrison H.
  October 6, 2010
You must never let your kids BREATH on this stuff: C-c-can I touch? NO! C-c-can I touch? NO!
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  August 14, 2010
very impressive ship! very cool background! good job!
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  July 25, 2010
Great, your genious. The design and the colour of the hole ship, every detail is perfekt. Very, very nice work.
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  May 27, 2010
Somehow I missed this one. I see some definite improvements on the Colonial One design. Better suited to atmospheric flight, and weapons are always a good idea. Nice!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2010
Wow - excellent
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  January 24, 2010
I love this moc 50% because you made it and 50% because its BSG also Mr. Kelso we need you to choose a topic for round three in the moc off
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  January 19, 2010
Wow! That would be a year long endeavor for me, not a break from an even bigger project...
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  December 9, 2009
This ship is awesome!! So huge!! So detailed!! And so grebled!!!!! :D
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  December 8, 2009
Colonial One meets heavy cruiser, not bad, it's genious.
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  December 8, 2009
Sorry I'm late, but I didn't even know what MOCpages was in 2007. 'mazing, cool, wonderful, yadda, yadda, yadda... I don't know why I do even bother. I think from now on I'll only comment if I find something to criticize, otherwise I'll just slap in a couple of 5s...
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  November 4, 2009
Such a shame MoC Pages lost all the text, i'm glad you salvaged the images though. Any thoughts about whether to start this storyline again? From scratch maybe? The initial idea has alot of potential.
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  October 28, 2009
On further note. Heheh. I should state that the group is on MOCpages right now. So the invite should be in your message box. Thanks sorry for the messup.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2009
No problem. See you there!
 I made it 
  October 23, 2009
Quoting Owen Williams By the way Kelso. I was wondering if you would be interested in joining our little LUG here on MOCpages. Its small but It is a mostly AFOL community thanks. Ill send you the invite.
Thanks Owen, sounds good!
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  October 23, 2009
By the way Kelso. I was wondering if you would be interested in joining our little LUG here on MOCpages. Its small but It is a mostly AFOL community thanks. Ill send you the invite.
 I like it 
  October 21, 2009
Haha! thanks for the comment hope we can talk in the future!
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  October 19, 2009
Fine work. I love it.
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  July 25, 2009
Whoa!!! This ship is awesome!!! It looks a bit like the Harbinger from KOTOR2. *passes out*
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  June 1, 2009
Dang, how did I miss this ship?!?! Awesome! Just like the others!
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  May 9, 2009
You killed me! You will be tried for murder! I was over at your Apocalypsis pages, and my little heart could take no more, it was fluttering and I was needing some aspirin or nitro and so I quickly clicked over to something else, anything, and I came here, to this Rapturous MOC, and it finished the job started by Apocalypsis!!!
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  February 21, 2009
WOW ... i never saw THIS before ... the ship is Awesome !!! ... and the spacey backgrounds are Amazing !!!
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  December 29, 2008
reminds me a lot of colonial one from Battlestar Galactica
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  July 7, 2008
four words: you are a god: i wish i was as talented as u the detail in this is outstanding well done!!!!
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  June 14, 2008
I like how you started with your build at the front and then moved to the backside... Funny, that's how I like to work with my women. (No Mr. Ocean, I don't have a fixation) ~ Chris.
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  June 14, 2008
This kind of ships makes me dream. The shape have something from a sci-fi Boeing 747 and it's works very well.The greebles are perfect...In one word, it's fantastic ! (PS- a great thanks for your advices, it's very kind !)
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  May 14, 2008
Over 7,400 hits and only 14 reviews? Your no Goldimocs are you? (for the untrained masses, this was a joke...) Later ~ Chris.
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  March 28, 2008
This ship is very cool. Good mix between the Colonial One and...whatever. Great job like all your works!
Mark Kelso
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Nunoyo Bizznizz
  June 1, 2007
A beautiful design as always, but what I really like is the historical documentary slant of your description. Bravo.
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  June 1, 2007
Mark this is amazing. I'm temporarily in a dark age but it's times like these that inspire me to pull out the bricks again. Amazing work.
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  June 1, 2007
And this, my friends, is a cool spacecraft, if not a bit derivative. I love the lines and color scheme especially. The greebles are very well managed, the structure is well engineered, and the ship on a whole looks very good. The photoshopping is also well done. I do think that the ship could use a little focus on function. Right now I am not sure exactly what everything does. Keep up the good work. PS: Hope everything the Invisible Hand turns out all right, it looks promising.
 I like it 
  June 1, 2007
Beautiful design (as always) - looks like it will lead to nice new collection of ships. The story is brilliant. That being said, I am still waiting for the next installment of the Invisible Hand, and if this new line is going to take away from that, then I am tempted to rank this as a 4.99 rather than a 5.00. Lee.
 I like it 
  June 1, 2007
Very cool design going there. It looks like a perfect model to me... though I think I see an Imperial Shuttle wing in there... Keep up the good work!
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  June 1, 2007
Beautiful! :) I don't see anything bad. You choose very good colours and shape. Details - excellent work and excellent mark ;)
 
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