The concept for this battle cruiser was to give it a bug-like appearance. I only knew I succeeded in this, when I saw this silhouette!!!
These BFG's (Big Ff-ing Gun), together with the gunner's seat, are scavenged from my "Loki to Thor" project, and the only thing that is left of it: I have never finished the construction on the latter...
trusty old Blacktron minifig is gunner. Mars Mission dude was initially just a fig at hand for size, but now it wouldn't give up his place at the helm...
A tour at 0° inclination:
the difference in the upper two:
top = offense gun in battle mode, defense gun retracted, bomberbay empty, engineering-bot out.
bottom = offense gun retracted, defense gun in firing position, bomber-bot and engineering-bot docked
two full on shots
Stern center is the whack-drive; for traveling the vast distances from one star to the next. The thrusters - with vector control - will agily move it over the battlefield. On the wings two other vector control thrusters are mounted.
behind the helm is the navigator's seat
front to stern it measures ~90 studs
Now for some greebling!
left to right; fighter-bot, bomber-bot and engineering-bot
engineering-bot docked above the whack-drive. When the ship suffers damage in combat, no one in his right mind would just pop out for a bit to patch it, hence the bot.
fighter-bot docked in the port bay. It is largely scavenged from Loki as well, but a little modded.
bomber-bot docked in the starboard bay. Easy for when you want to lay waste to a ground target, but can't be bothered to go there with the whole shebang...
The civ pod
Containing a triple foldable bunkbed (no hot bunking for my crew!), EVA jet-pack, side-arms, storage space, etc. Don't worry about the long fall down from the top bunk; no gravity, no fall!
on the wing tips to increase the range
stern twin gun, full swing of course
those guns have a wide action radius, but the cruise mode is forfeited for structural integrity...
the aft quad-gun can be docked for cruising
and it has a wide action radius
torpedoes can be launched from underneath the wings
or retracted in cruise mode
I just named it WAZP because that's what the silhouette reminds me of, but it is not an acronym, yet... Any suggestions as to it stands for??? be creative!