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Escort ship

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:36 pm
by BrickSyd
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this short presentation of the Escort ship. The versatility of theses ships is mostly what make them so popular in the sector. They can be used for troops or material transport, can fly in space as well as on planet surface and they include decent weaponry.
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Here you can see the Noxarian Starship Fearless (NSS NF-I). This ship is owned by the Order of the Equinox. Every escort include multiple reactors and flight stabilizers that allow the ship to fly, of course, but also to stand still while in the air. The silver dish visible on the engine is the radar system.
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One pilot is required. There is storage in front of the ship for the pilot stuff. The stick on the left engine is the communication system.
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Cockpit.
The cockpit is large enough to fit heavy armored minifig. There is a small storage compartment behind the pilot.
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Cargo bay.
The cargo bay can be loaded with material or personnel.
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Cargo bay access.
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Side storage allow some extra material to be loaded.
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Landing gear operation.
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Combat mode.
Two Lx-2 laser cannons mounted on the cockpit wings are deployed. There is also two torpedoes on the wings.
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The cargo bay can carry up to six units.
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Escorts are modular ships. They consist of a small fighter (called Falcon), docked on a modular section. To detach the Falcon, additional landing gears are deployed from the module. The Falcon landing gear is retracted and the wings are deployed. Then, the Falcon is good to go, leaving the modular section on the ground. The module can then be used as a small outpost since communication and radar systems are presents.
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A view of the crew, Outpost and Falcon.
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That's it!
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Edit: Updated names and removed Falcon squadron

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:10 pm
by kiemaster
i like how it turns into a small outpost

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:29 pm
by playwell
The colerful ships remind me of powerrangers

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:19 pm
by Theblackdog
EPIC.  I've never seen so much functionality compressed into that small a model.  I especially like the landing gear.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:23 pm
by Tuefish
Landing gear=awesome, I love modularity, all in all an excellent creation.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:48 pm
by Olothontor
Wow, awesome. Must cost a brikton as a Brikwars unit, though.

Very functional, very sleek, very awesome. Well done.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:24 pm
by OneEye589
Awesome. I love how you have two of them, also. Great job.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:25 pm
by briknerd7
well they pretty much already said all the still i was gonna say so diddo

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:26 am
by Lordofdragonss
Love it!
Why you ask?
-Great Idea
-So much cool things inside.
-Holy Modularity!- I think is the best thing in Lego.
-Your troops looks like mine from Kurvinian army- they have the same torsos and colors. Maybe we should make an alliance?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:33 pm
by RoC77
Great job, does each Falcon have a modular section?

Oh and when I saw the title I expected a completly differnt "Escort Class"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:19 pm
by Warhead
:D

Nice BrickSyd. I like the fact you can make lots of the same unit from what you have to hand but still make them look good. That's always a smart move. The outpost module is a great idea. Drop and go. Nice mini-figs too.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:07 pm
by BrickSyd
I have one more type of module that belong to another faction and I'm working on a ship that can carry a Falcon. It can be used to launch an attack, hijack enemy modules or just to be launched as one big torpedo

Where can I see this Kurvinian army?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:57 pm
by legacymedia92
Love that!

Would you like a side of epic with that win?

Awesome

PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:10 am
by Sharaish
It's just too awesome. So many compartments and stuff. I can't find words. It's also some nice eye candy.