This is a small starfighter in the chariot of helios class.
About this creation
The Oracle of Delphi is proud to present:
Chariot of Helios light starfighter
The Chariot of Helios class starfighter is small, agile and used primarily for battles near or in a planetís atmosphere, where they are brought by large cruisers that carry entire fleets of these fighters. Another use of these fighters is to defend a cruiser. Whereas the Chariot of Helios is small and has a slim profile, uses as scout are limited because the fighter, designed to travel only a short distance into battle (and hopefully back), cannot carry enough fuel for longer journeys into enemy territory. Also, because of the relatively small amount of armor and ammunition, a single fighter can hardly survive 1 on 1 combat, especially with larger Scout or Guardian ships that are equipped with better weaponry and will have to rely on its remarkable speed and maneuverability.
Common battle tactics for fleets of Chariot of Helios fighters
These battle tactics will be explained using a simple example. The Solar System of the planet Earth, for instance. Note that the Delian League and its Allies have no intention at all to attack the planet Earth. It is, however, advised to join us soon.
When the Cruisers that carry the Chariot of Helios into battle approach the Asteroid Belt, they slow down and group together for safety. Part of the fighters is commanded to guard their Cruisers, in case of an attack by enemy forces. The largest part of the fighters, however, is sent to go to certain coordinates where the enemy is known to be present. Chariot of Helios fighters are normally deployed in large battle groups called Phalanxes so as to overcome individual weaknesses of the fighters.
Chariot of Helios starfighters are usually deployed against smaller groups of heavy ships, preferably ones with slow-reloading weapons such as photon torpedoes. The fighters will then try to take their enemies by surprise and crush them. Because the Chariot of Helios is also suitable for upper atmosphere fighting, it can attack from below or above, adding to the effect of surprise. To make coordinating these complicated maneuvers possible, each Phalanx is split into 6 smaller groups called Lochoi, with one Priest of Battle each.
Because the Chariot of Helios starfighter has exceptional maneuverability, it is able to swerve like a shoal of fish when attacked, enabling them to turn a retreat into a successful counter-attack and an attack into a controlled retreat.
Now letís move on to the pictures youíve been waiting for:
Side view of the Chariot of Helios. As you can see it is entirely studless. Also note the large rapid-fire guns on the sides. Ain't she a beauty?
Front view. I wanted to use that cockpit piece here. It is one of my oldest, and I haven't used it before because I never had the right parts to make it realistic-looking- closed. Although you cannot see them, the pilot can hold his controls. Don't believe me? Scroll down to picture nr. 3 to see them.
Rear view. I like the smooth lines and slim profile of this ship. Do you, too? Tell me in a review!
Here is the picture I referred to in the first caption. You can see the controls, but there are more funny details. For instance, you can see the thrusters here. Although they are small, (a) bigger thruster(s) wouldn't look as good and disturb the lines of the fighter. Lastly, pay some attention to the greebly goodness on the inside. Even these are studless- but nonetheless quite good-looking.
Fact: Greeblies are awesome. If they suit your ship.
You may be wondering whether I do concept sketches, and if so, when and where. Well, here is the answer: Yes, I do make concept drawings. I make them mostly during classes. The drawings for the Chariot of Helios were made during Latin. Here you can see some differences between the final version and the first drawings. The most radically changed part is the rear greeblage, which was originally open. The cockpit hasn't changed much.
Note, please, dear reader:
Drawing during lessons, even Lego-associated drawing, is strongly discouraged by me. Unless, of course, 1) Your teacher doesn't notice and 2) You are well ahead of him/her, so you don't miss anything.
Write a review and tell me what you think about the Chariot of Helios!
Nice use of pod lids -- I've got a bucket of them that don't do anything, seeing this makes me want to dig them out and try making something with them. The bit of greeblage inside is a nice touch too. Now just be careful not to absentmindedly turn in schoolwork with your doodles all over it!
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