Ancient Space Travel : Journal Entry 1 . Journal of Ancient Space Travel: Entry 1, Barracuda Class Orbiter - The Mian Situ . 5/30/07 Mark's Comments - :
A month ago, creation of the Invisible Hand came to a screeching (albeit temporary) halt due to a heavy work schedule. But those late night Lego cravings finally got the best of me. I decided to spend some "quality time" with my wife?...No! My kids?...No! My Legos...of course, (I mean, c'mon Priorities, please!) and put something smaller together until I could get back to General Grievous' monstrosity.
I thought I'd try a fun little excercise - to take two or three ships and combine them into one. I liked BSG's Colonial One, and also some of the greebling done in the USC Star Destroyer set, and so combined elements of both to come up with what you see here.
Other parameters included using only what I had on hand, no new Bricklink orders, and no initial design phase. Building began at the front, with nothing particular in mind, and progressed to the aft section, connecting parts in any way that seemed appropriate or fun.
A storyline has also evolved around this creation, and may be the catalyst for an entire series of MOC’s, if time allows. It’s written from the perspective of a guy in the far future (several thousand years from now) who’s developed a mild interest in ancient space vehicles from humanities distant past. He’s posting journal entries for others who are interested in the subject and will constantly be refering to a fictional past, that for us hasn’t taken place yet.
So anyway, here's the end result of my latest toils. Nothing extraordinary, but fun to build and create a story around, and hopefully worth a look.
As always, thanks for checking things out! Mark
JOURNAL OF ANCIENT SPACE TRAVEL
by Lien Alechman
Note: the following images and information was copied with permission from the Legends House, Civilizational Era Room, The Dynastic Periods Section –“The Dynasty Series” - Book 4, “To Protect and Serve,” by Dr. Phillip Proust. My historical knowledge is minimal, and I am unfamiliar with many of the terms used (example: Hull-Busters?), but have copied the information as it was written by the historian, Proust. So much information was lost at the Takers Fall, it’s amazing that even this remains. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to think that humanity once had the ability to build such things, travel among the stars, and wage wars on an intersteller scale…
Enty 1: Barracuda Class Orbiter - The Mian Situ
APPARENTLY MOCPAGES LOST OR DELETED MOST OF THIS PAGE, INCLUDING THE STORYLINE. I'VE MANAGED TO RESTORE THE IMAGES, BUT THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I DIDN'T KEEP COPIES OF THE TEXT...THIS ONE'S UNFORTUNATELY TOO COMPLEX TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO BRING BACK (AH WELL...LIVE AND LEARN!) STILL, HOPE YA LIKE THE IMAGES - MARK