So, yes, I am now *officially* back on the pages. So, to kick things off, a remake of my most popular MOC of all time.
About this creation
Anyone who has known me across my 3 accounts over the years (never more than 1 at once) knows exactly what this is. On my original account, the original version of this bad boy netted 72 "Likes" and several comments. The color scheme was broken, details were few and far between, and my claims as per its size (88 miles) were just plain ridiculous. But, I was new, and it was 2008, so maybe that contributed to it's popularity.
This remake exists in 2012, however. For something to be any good in the community's eyes, it needs more than clear pictures. That's where this comes in. It's not much bigger than the original model, but it is more detailed and has a more stable color scheme. Anyway, on to specifications.
CPS "Hooded Cobra" Class: "Montauk" class Battle cruiser Approx. Size: 900 ft Crew: 4500 Armament: 1 Lance, 2 Heavy Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEWs), 2 Medium KEWs, 14 Light KEWs, 4 Rail guns, 2 Particle Beam Cannons, 2 Multi Warhead Rocket Systems (MWRSs) Planet of Origin: Xyla Affiliation: Coalition of Planets
Here's a front view, a failed attempt at a close up of the Lance. In the original version, it was a massive superlaser, but that idea has been scrapped. The Lance is still unique, however. Where the projectiles from most weapons on this ship explode on impact, the Lance's giant armor piercing round is designed to penetrate the hull of an enemy ship and keep going, sometimes drilling all the way through the ship. Typically, this is aimed at heavily trafficked areas of the ship, such as the mess hall, crew quarters, bridge, and engine room. The idea is to expose key areas of the ship to the vacuum of space and eliminate as much crew as possible. Obviously, a ship cannot operate properly without it's crew.
Here's a back view of the ship, where the Medium KEWs, Rail guns, and MWRSs are clearly visible. Obviously this ship isn't about to be brought down by an attack from the rear. Sloping down from the "hood" is the communications antenna, which can relay messages across several systems.
This is a close-up of the well-protected hanger bay. You can also see a Particle Beam Cannon at the bottom, two Light KEWs, and the Crew Quarters, which are well protected by those two disks. The bottom one is solid armor, while the top one is an electromagnetic field generator designed as a deterrent against plasma. It's also fairly well armored.
Here's a look at the engines, exactly the same as the original. You can also see the Medium KEW (on a turret) and the MWRS (represented by a binocular). Obviously, we don't want anything to happen to the engines.
Another look at the rear. This time, we get a close-up of the Rail guns. Ignore the blank 2x3 space, there was a Light KEW there at one point, but it fell off just before I took these pictures. Argh... any future postings of this will have that mistake fixed.
Since this is Xyla's flagship, and the only one of it's kind in existence, it needs protection. That protection is represented by a preview of my next posting, which will come later this week.
- A fine remake, in my opinion. At least it's better than the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie.
- If anyone has any suggestions about how I can improve the quality of my pics, please leave a suggestion. I am using a Kodak EasyShare M340. No artificial light is used, it is all lit by the sun.
-If you'd please leave a comment and a rating, it'd be much appreciated.
I thought I already said I enjoy the different, "winged" design. Oh well... I like the different, "winged" design, it's very... different, and "winged" too. That back section kinda weirds out the different, "winged" design, though. Keep up the different, "winged" design, it's cool. I look forward to seeing more of your different, "winged" design.
Welcome back! You've done a great job of conveying a much more massive vehicle, I especially like the cannons and the layered dish pieces! I also use a Kodak easy share, and if you have an "Up-Close" setting (mine is an image of a flower) adjust it to that! Also try using a bright lamp and a paper made backdrop to help your model stand out! Great work! -Danny