Its time to head back to space! After finishing the ISSC, and later dismantling it, I though it would be a good idea to build some space vehicles. After a little, just a tiny bit, of dawdling, here is the first of my creations.
About this creation
Okay, a nice, overall shot. This craft was built as a Frigate in the US space fleet (only other craft in that fleet so far are the ISSC (though that this is civilian ship) and Space Force One). The ship is quite heavily armed for its size. It has two methods of propulsion: the "rings" and the thrusters/rockets, the most prominent of which is located on the back of the ship.
I am pretty excited about this creation, mainly because of those "rings". I never actually ever though of building rings onto spacecraft; I felt that was something out of my capabilities. However. As we can see, I have actually come up with a way to do it. I haven't seen this on the 'pages yet, but if any of you lot have, leave a link in the comment section, so that I can give proper credit. Anyways, those rings are what give the Frigate its FTL capabilities. They're two on the craft; interconnected to enhance performance. They work by actually creating an extremely powerful electromagnetic field around the craft, which creates a bubble called "The I have no idea if this is a viable solution to FTL travel that does not use Alcubierre drives or Wormholes Bubble, thing" or the "TIHNIITIAVSFTTDNUADOWBT" for short.
Another shot of the rings. This MOC was "greebled" some; a lot less tiles than usual, I am afraid.
Dang I liked those rings. Anyways, you can also see some of the front of the craft, with a little bit of the "greebles" on the back showing.
A nice, perspective shot. That's the front, by the way.
I don't really know why I turned on the flash for this particular one, of all of them. Lighting was fine, and then bam. Anyways, you can see that this is a mid-sized ship. I didn't make any comparison shots, I am afraid.
So here this rear section. This is where most of the weapons are located at. Those four 1X1 round tiles represent missile launchers. Those other "random" pieces are of course laser cannons. Obviously.
The bottom. You can see the glass in the forward section of the ship; that is the crew quarters. The back shows those massive rocket motors. They are liquid hydrogen powered, (deal with it California!) <- explanation to that "joke" upon request.
I don't know why I ended on this picture.
Okay, so that was fun. You may have noticed my new camera, which is nice. Also, I will most likely be using this neglected pool/billiards table as my back drop for the rest of time, at least that is the plan. Any feed back on how it looks is much appreciated.
I have already dismantled this MOC, with it lasting only a day. I this so that I can, expand, on this o-so-loved ring design. The result with be unveiled soon. Finally, just asking, how would a 100+ stud long Battle Cruiser wash with you lot? I am currently building one, and it will be a drain on pieces, so I kinda want to know before I invest the parts.
Thanks for viewing!