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The Prowler and Carrier
About this creation
Here we have my latest creation. This was the product of a few objectives and inspirations. The first objective was to build a ship without wings...

But, Tim, this ship clearly has w
Yes. Yes, I see the wings. I ask you to be patient and please stop interrupting me.

Where was I
Oh, yes, a ship without wings. The other objective was inspired by such things as Gundam Mobile Suit and Starship Troopers, (the book, not the movie. I'm a bookstore manager, so I'm one of those annoying people that always say, "Read the book, it's so much better than the movie.") Anyway, in Robert Heinlein's book, he describes the suit as much heavier, robotic armor than the movie makes it out to be. Sort of a power suit. Like Gundam. Anyway, I was thinking about that and wondering what it would be like if there was a power suit for an otherwise defenseless starship. The last inspiration was the Jedi Starship that Obi-Wan flew around in Episode II, with the attachment for travel at the speed of light. With that, I give you The Prowler and the Carrier.

This one is all about the details, and I may have gone overboard with the greebles. I will let you be the judge. Thanks for checking it out and please let me know what you think.



Greebles.





Greebles.







A shot of some of the greebling in this MOC.



More greebling. My 5-year old daughter insisted on the little blue 1X1's, stating that it will give my ship power. Seeing as that I would love my ship to have power, I took the Munch's advice. Thanks, Kiddo.



A good look at the rear of the ship as a whole, my favorite area as far as detail is concerned. Oh yeah, and more greebles.



The front of the ship flips down...



Then the canopy flips up for exit.



A really grainy look at the cockpit. I can't seem to stop the grainy.



Top View. Greeble, greeble, greeble, greeble, eggs and spam.


Okay, now for the cool part of this build.





For the next couple of pics, watch the area that is circled here.



The braces flip out...



Then the locks.



A dramatic shot of the Prowler pulling away from the Carrier, probably for some stealth recon, (cue action theme music).



The separated pieces together.



The Prowler alone.





The underside of the Carrier.



The Carrier alone.






Comments

 I like it 
  August 7, 2013
this is very cool! If I can ever get my lego room back from relatives who are using it as a guest room, I think im ganna try something like this! Great job!
 I like it 
  August 8, 2012
This is fantastic ! I love absolutly everything about it ! Even the thing where it's posed on is absolutly awesome ! It kinda looks like a sabre from halo reach ! hah ! Stunninngly amazing ! I'd like to fly one a these ! 5/5 :)
 I like it 
  August 8, 2012
Excellent flow design! Maybe Ill do something similar in the future :)
 I like it 
  August 8, 2012
There's so much going on with this MOC. Loads of great greebling, splitting in two functionality, good greebling, shwoosable shape, gorgeous greebling, nice cockpit opening design and some grand greebling. I agree with your daughter: the little clear bits on the fronts of the engines just add that bit of interest, without being distracting. Excellent work!
 I like it 
  August 5, 2012
5 out of 5 on this one! I just cant get over all the neat features and detail - great job! I look forward to your other spacecraft!
 I like it 
  August 3, 2012
Nifty and nice at every angle! Sorry I missed this when it was 1st posted! :)
 I like it 
  July 7, 2012
This one is just perfect! The "full" ship is clearly inspirated from SW, but looks so great! And I really love the ship without wings, so much details in there! Great job!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2012
Brilliant design!
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  June 16, 2012
Quoting claw paradox very nice! this looks a lot like palpatine's episode III shuttle. 5/5
I never made the connection, but I guess you're right. Glad you like it.
 I like it 
  June 14, 2012
very nice! this looks a lot like palpatine's episode III shuttle. 5/5
 I like it 
  June 6, 2012
This is really sweet! Love the details here.
 I like it 
  June 4, 2012
Excellent Lines, colour choices and features: greebles add the perfect detail to finish it all off!
 I like it 
  June 3, 2012
Shape, details, greebling, idea ... everything is just the way I like it. I'm deeply impressed.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2012
Wonderful build. I love the playability and the details you have. I also am a huge fane of original ships rather than recreations. I am going to add you as a favorite so I dont miss anything else!
 I made it 
  May 22, 2012
Quoting Cody G Looks awesome! Nice playability!
Thanks! That was one of my motivators for creating the carrier. It was an idea that I had when I had nearly finished the Prowler.
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  May 2, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin My mind is blown! I actually really like all of the greebles, and even with all the greebling, the ship still manages to stay nice and flowy. And, of course, the breakaway function is insanely awesome!
Glad you like the greebles. I was starting to feel as though it were overgreebled, and when I started to feel that it was overgreebled, I decided to just cover it in greebles, so I greebled more. Yeah, I like greebles.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2012
Looks awesome! Nice playability!
 I like it 
  May 1, 2012
My mind is blown! I actually really like all of the greebles, and even with all the greebling, the ship still manages to stay nice and flowy. And, of course, the breakaway function is insanely awesome!
 I like it 
  May 1, 2012
My mind is blown! I actually really like all of the greebles, and even with all the greebling, the ship still manages to stay nice and flowy. And, of course, the breakaway function is insanely awesome!
 I like it 
  May 1, 2012
My mind is blown! I actually really like all of the greebles, and even with all the greebling, the ship still manages to stay nice and flowy. And, of course, the breakaway function is insanely awesome!
  April 26, 2012
Excellent ship! Just the right amount of greebles :) Your daughter was right - the use of the 1x1's was a great idea :)
 I made it 
  April 25, 2012
Quoting Mr. Flick This is awesome! Personally if the shape looks good i think you can not have too many greebles. I tend to do that allot but tried to restrain from my latest spacecraft (please take a look and tell me what you think). back to your build, i just love it! happy building! :D
Thanks. Glad you like it. I'm of the school of thought that greebles take a MOC from a smart design to a great build.
 I made it 
  April 25, 2012
Quoting Paula G Excellent ship! Just the right amount of greebles :) You're daughter was right - the use of the 1x1's was a great idea :)
Thanks for the comments. And when it comes to LEGO, my daughter is 5, so I have nothing on her when it comes to imagination. I should probably take her advice from time to time;)
 I like it 
  April 25, 2012
I love the whole concept! Great job.
 I like it 
  April 24, 2012
This is awesome! Personally if the shape looks good i think you can not have too many greebles. I tend to do that allot but tried to restrain from my latest spacecraft (please take a look and tell me what you think). back to your build, i just love it! happy building! :D
 I made it 
  April 17, 2012
Quoting Elliott Feldman Nice. But I think it definitely needs some more greebles. :P
Okay. Guess I'll have to start over now.
 I like it 
  April 14, 2012
Nice. But I think it definitely needs some more greebles. :P
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  April 8, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist One of the best small-ish ships I've seen for a long while, great work!
Wow. Thanks. That's quite a compliment. Lots of nice ships out there. Big fan of your ghost of Elvis MOC during the MA, by the way.
 I like it 
  April 8, 2012
One of the best small-ish ships I've seen for a long while, great work!
 I made it 
  April 6, 2012
Quoting Jon B Great concept, and beautifully executed. I like 'chunky' ships like this, and this is definitely a new favourite. The seamless fit and locking mechanism top off a 5* MOC. More please!
Thanks as always, Jon. I'm always glad to find out if you like what I'm up to. I'm really enjoying watching the progress on your SHIP. How soon before it gets posted for real?
 I like it 
  April 6, 2012
Great concept, and beautifully executed. I like 'chunky' ships like this, and this is definitely a new favourite. The seamless fit and locking mechanism top off a 5* MOC. More please!
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting David P. awesome!
Thanks!
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  April 4, 2012
Quoting Grant Brenton This is excellent work! Perfect symmetry (which makes my ocd happy) and a detailed and carefully designed interior and exterior...this obviously was built with the attention to details that marks a good builder...well done
It's amazing the lengths I go to make my own OCD happy;) Thanks for the comment.
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  April 4, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee thats really impressive! good work how the two parts fits together! they seems like one...
Thanks a lot. I'm glad it gives that impression, it was the mission in mind.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Luke, Builder of the Awesome Your daughter clearly is well-educated about science fiction! What a good call on adding the 1 x 1! Anyway, I never cease to be impressed by your greebled starships!
She's 5 and wants to take Star Wars movies on long trips. Brings a tear to this old man's eye.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
awesome!
 I like it 
  April 2, 2012
This is excellent work! Perfect symmetry (which makes my ocd happy) and a detailed and carefully designed interior and exterior...this obviously was built with the attention to details that marks a good builder...well done
 I like it 
  March 30, 2012
thats really impressive! good work how the two parts fits together! they seems like one...
 I like it 
  March 27, 2012
Your daughter clearly is well-educated about science fiction! What a good call on adding the 1 x 1! Anyway, I never cease to be impressed by your greebled starships!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2012
Wow! Never would have guessed it was two-part MOC! Great technique.
 I like it 
  March 27, 2012
Hey Mr. Tim? I know a dude, and he's feeling really bad about his creations right now cause they got only a few likes. Could you please just visit his home page and coment on a few MOCs please? Thank you! Here is the link to his page. http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/77596
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting Henchman4Hire ! For the grainy pics - Turn the ISO setting all the way down on your camera if you can. Also, some cameras just suck at photographing dark things so they produce all that noise/grain in shaded areas.
Thanks for the advice. I will play with those settings some more and see if I can't get any improvement for my next build.
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Senator. Chincilla . Cool beans! I like the carrier splitting away function.
Thanks. I appreciate the comment, especially from someone who has such a diverse range of talent when it comes to building.
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting Daniel Brilliant great look, lots of details, extra functionality, and demonstrates technical proficiency. 5/5 in my book.
Thank you for the comment. As I said in the description, this one was all about the details. Really glad you like it.
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting von dutch Greeble,spam,eggs,spam and greeble, eggs, greebles, greebles and sp and spam. No, we don't do it without greebles.(Monty python). Kinda reminds me of the unsc prowler out of halo legends.
Thanks for the comment. Also for being the first to acknowledge the comic genius of Monty Python. I was beginning to think that my reference was too subtle...know what I mean? Nudge, nudge, snap, snap, grin, grin, wink, wink, say no more. Also, I have absolutely no experience with Halo, so it was not an inspiration.
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting b the chef sweet build! did you mention something about greebles?
Thanks. It was a casual mention, should I have stressed it more? ;)
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Elk Guard Great work, I like it!
Thanks a lot. It was a fun and frustrating...(funstrating?) build. Glad you like it.
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith I've been looking forward to seeing something new from you, and this is just great. A real leap forward from your last MOCs I think. The coherence of he modelling is fab. This looks like a seriously designed model.
Thanks a lot, David. I always like hearing what you have to say. I can only hope that I improve with each build, so if this is a leap forward, then things are going the way they should. I put no time at all into designing these MOCs; they just kind of evolve as I build. I'm sure that costs me a lot of time. And I was at work all day today, so I missed its run on the front page. Bummer.
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting JS Can Awesome build and very timely too. There are so many great MOCs in the MA2012, but I have been hurtin' for some good old fashion space & military type stuff- even better when it is well-done.
Yeah, I agree. I love seeing all the great creations in the MocAthalon, but it's not my thing. I can't build fast enough and if you looked at my page, you saw that sci-fi is just what I do, (not to say I won't branch out at some point). So, I just sit back, take my time, and build my spaceships. Thanks for the comment.
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting Mike Bernd Excellent. I love the shape of the total build, I've always been a fan of backwards wings, very neat. The fact that it can split into two crafts is really neat also! Looks like it would be a fun set to fly around the house.
Thanks. And it is fun to fly around the house, though there isn't much to hold on to, so it's always a little scary that it will drop and become a pile of plastic on my floor.
  March 26, 2012
For the grainy pics - Turn the ISO setting all the way down on your camera if you can. Also, some cameras just suck at photographing dark things so they produce all that noise/grain in shaded areas.
 I made it 
  March 26, 2012
Quoting Eric W. This is one intense ship! I really like the separation feature and the fine detailing. On another note, the stand is very solid a clean! Awesome work overall!
Thanks. I appreciate your comments. I've discovered that I really like using the stand for my ships rather than stressing over landing gear. Glad you like it.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
great look, lots of details, extra functionality, and demonstrates technical proficiency. 5/5 in my book.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Greeble,spam,eggs,spam and greeble, eggs, greebles, greebles and sp and spam. No, we don't do it without greebles.(Monty python). Kinda reminds me of the unsc prowler out of halo legends.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
sweet build! did you mention something about greebles?
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Cool beans! I like the carrier splitting away function.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Great work, I like it!
  March 26, 2012
Congratulations you've made it to the front page - really well deserved!
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
I've been looking forward to seeing something new from you, and this is just great. A real leap forward from your last MOCs I think. The coherence of he modelling is fab. This looks like a seriously designed model.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Awesome build and very timely too. There are so many great MOCs in the MA2012, but I have been hurtin' for some good old fashion space & military type stuff- even better when it is well-done.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Excellent. I love the shape of the total build, I've always been a fan of backwards wings, very neat. The fact that it can split into two crafts is really neat also! Looks like it would be a fun set to fly around the house.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
This is one intense ship! I really like the separation feature and the fine detailing. On another note, the stand is very solid a clean! Awesome work overall!
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  March 25, 2012
Quoting The Mastermind of Lego Wow I wish I could create something like this... I'm going to build another spacecraft that might just be one-tenth as good as this...
Thanks. I always appreciate your comments. Don't sell yourself short, though. Your MOCs are fantastic, and you and I build a lot of the same type of ships. I'm sure you could do something at least as good as this.
 I made it 
  March 25, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Killer!
Thanks a lot.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2012
Wow I wish I could create something like this... I'm going to build another spacecraft that might just be one-tenth as good as this...
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  March 25, 2012
Killer!
  March 25, 2012
work has been killing me lately so the most I've been able to do is create and destroy a dragon head. I've been trying to create a cool dragon for a few weeks but lack parts and inspiration. I think I'm going to have to go back to my first love and create some more space ships.
 I made it 
  March 25, 2012
Quoting Daniel Mayhew Wow, Tim! You really outdid yourself. This is absolutely incredible. My jaw was already on the floor and then came the 'watch the parts in the circles'. I love it. Excellent work. Oh, yeah, I'm also jealous.
Thanks a lot Daniel. This one took me a while, and in trying to fit all the greebling into the little nooks, it became the most annoying MOC I've done yet. But I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out. Glad you like it, too. I haven't seen anything new from you since you made my skin crawl with that devil beast spider you built. Any irons in the fire?
 I like it 
  March 25, 2012
Wow, Tim! You really outdid yourself. This is absolutely incredible. My jaw was already on the floor and then came the 'watch the parts in the circles'. I love it. Excellent work. Oh, yeah, I'm also jealous.
 
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