Well, this is still under construction and it's the first thing I've really built in... um... carry the one ...twenty odd years, I guess. I'm not overly happy with the front and I have only old parts too but see what you think so far. Oh, and I got the engine idea from some of NatalyaAF's ships so thanks for that. I don't know how long this will take, depends on how often my son wrecks it between times.
So far I'm thinking of the Blackstar as a Strike Fighter for Capital Ship and Ground Strikes. It has the range, speed and power but isn't as well suited for mixing it up with smaller fighters. It does have shields and lots of speed to help it survive to target. These are usually carried by Fleet class Carriers and form part of their heavier fighter compliment.
I hope to fit on some missiles and bombs and the Ion Storm Cannons are already fitted.
Swing wings!? YESSS! This looks really great so far -- all you need is to fill out the fuselage and you'll be set. If I were you I wouldn't worry about the front end so much -- slap on an appropriate canopy and you'll be fine.
If it's too powerful, you can always deactivate some of the weapons.
The back of the cockpit ends a little abruptly. You should have it slope down into the fuselage/wing assembly instead of just stop with a big flat vertical wall. Other than that, this is an epic creation.