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Something is coming...

Postby Porphyrogenitus » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:59 pm

The Basilikoi have been withdraw behind their border Kastra for some time, but rumblings of a major construction project have begun to pass beyond the limits of imperial space. Let the barbarians tremble!

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[I've been occupied with quite a few other things, so my Lego building has suffered lately (MWO, I blame you!). However, Cincinnati is hosting a ComiCon in a few months and the Lego Club at the library where I work is planning on putting up a display, themed around Space. The Lego Club volunteer director asked me to build a ship for the display, so here is my initial set of WIP pictures. I could take more with the top off, detailing the interior and such, but I'm out of time at the moment so anything like that will have to wait, depending on interest.]

[Update 07/02/14]

Further progress on the SHIP construction project has leaked, showing a more complete picture of the armor sheathing for the hull, as well as the command superstructure.

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[You probably can't tell, but the front of the bridge is a hinged armor panel that can lift to expose windows. It typically closes during battle but remains open when the command crew doesn't anticipate trouble or wishes to get a direct, Mk I Eyeball view of whatever lies ahead of the vessel. I plan on posting a more exhaustive set of pictures illustrating the various in-built features once it's actually finished. This series of WIP pics will be pretty much exclusively overview shots.]

Edit 2:

Here are the point defense turrets I added (along with finally completing the dorsal shell). It carries eight of these, four on each side.

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Next, a size comparison was requested, so here it is, with the Porphyrogenitus to show how a minifig compares, as well as a 6x10 plate for stud scaling.

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Last edited by Porphyrogenitus on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Silent-sigfig » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:05 pm

looks good man, and it's good to see you're still active.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Zupponn » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Nice battering ram. I think that the handles are a really nice touch.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Alex » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:33 am

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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Porphyrogenitus » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:10 pm

I've updated the OP with another pair of pictures, showing a far more finished upper hull, as well as a reworked stern superstructure/bridge.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby R4m3N » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:57 pm

Well, that looks quite impressive!
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby ikensall » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:27 am

It'd be nice to see it alongside a baseplate for a scale comparison. Aside from that the ship itself is very impressive, if only for its size above anything else, and it should look even better with some added dakka.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Porphyrogenitus » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:12 pm

I added 2 more pictures, including one with a minifig and a 6x10 plate for scale.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Kalvinator » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Awesome. The turrets are nice.
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby lordintype » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:49 pm

It needs more guns. I wonder how many missiles you can carry in that... :mystery:
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Re: Something is coming...

Postby Porphyrogenitus » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:05 am

I've completed the first draft. It's likely to be the final version unless I rework the turret cannons.

Current armaments: 3 double 6" cannons on dorsal turret mounts. 8 double 4" cannons on side turret mounts. 1 17" spinal cannon along the ventral keel.

Crew (minimum): 1 Commander, 1 Pilot, 3 Gunners, 1 Engineer. I have 2 Command crew aboard, and alternates for the other crew positions as well (should be 10 regular crew).

Marine compliment: 10 marines, including 1 Dekarch and 1 Firestorm specialist (with man-pack Firestorm projector).

Total length: ~36" long from stem to stern.

Interior includes Engineering, Galley, Armory, Crew Quarters, Officer Quarters, Airlock with Security Office controlling access, and of course the Bridge.

I've also got two large objects mounted in the bow that are either escape pods or Anti-SHIP Torpedoes. I haven't decided which yet. If they are ASTs, they're Size 6.

I plan to update the OP with a few more pictures in a little while.

I needed to have this done by the beginning of September, so I'm running ahead of schedule. I am thinking of building a couple of escort fighters, since currently the SHIP is vulnerable to anything that gets in too close, especially to the underside. I may also add a few CIWS mounts, maybe size 2 guns or something.
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