My first foray into microspace. This is a typical operational squadron of Ninth Death Flag pirate vessels: one Tiger Shark scout corvette and one Orca medium destroyer. PCS intelligence estimates that there are six such groups operating in local space. When hunting merchant vessels, the faster and more stealthy Tiger Shark loiters near the edge of a star system and detects potential targets as they jump in. Then it calls in the Orca, which makes a microjump to a point behind the target and disables it while the Tiger Shark finishes off any escorts.
Tiger Shark corvettes are equipped with large sensor arrays to detect incoming vessels; their armament is geared towards anti-fighter defense with four lasers and one missile launcher. In minifig scale it would be about 50 studs long.
Side profile showing the main sensor mast and missile launcher. The launcher can accomodate capital missiles but Tiger Sharks are usually loaded with anti-fighter missiles to complement their laser cannons.
Top. The printed tile is from the Aqua Raiders Tiger Shark Attack set, hence the ship's name.
Stern view. The center engine is the "main" engine. Despite the fact that the outer engine tubes are the same size as the central one, they are considerably less powerful. In warships, the main engine tube usually extends most of the length of the vessel's interior.
Underside shot, and another good view of the main missile launcher.
The Orca destroyer. This thing would be about 60-70 studs in minifig scale. Armament includes two missile launchers and two heavy particle beam lances, all underneath the hull. Most of the pirates' loot is stored in the Orca's cargo bays. Though relatively fast, Orcas are vulnerable to fighter attack if left undefended. This is why they're paired with Tiger Sharks in the first place.
Side. The Orca is actually adapted from a light freighter chassis. No two of these ships are the same, but they all carry roughly the same armament. This also explains why a large part of the ship's hull is grey rather than yellow-and-black. "ARR! We're PIRATES! WE DON'T HAVE YELLOW 2X4 HALF WEDGES! WE ONLY HAVE 'EM IN BLLLLEEEEEYYYYYYYY!"
Top. The two pods sticking out to the sides are booster engines.
Back. The Orca has four secondary engines; two built into the body and two on the pods out to the side.
Underneath, showing the two guns and twin missile launchers. The Orca is usually fitted with anti-capital missiles. In normal operations the Orca uses the energy weapons only, but when customs cruisers show up a few nuclear-tipped missiles can come in very handy.
Hey, thanks for the review. As to your own micro-scale ships, they're fantastical! I love the shape of them. (if you want to use crimson, i have no objections, just give proper credit) These are great, keep it up!