The powerhouse of the Angelon orbital police fleet.
About this creation
Built: November, 2004
Prince Xizor's StarViper-class starship Virago was a unique vessel. Xizor himself commisioned the entire MandalMotors design team to create the ship. Pleased with the end product, he purchased both the ship and the rights to the design. After Xizor's death and the destruction of Virago, there was an uproar among the galaxy's shipbuilding companies.
Rival shipyards, who had always been jealous of the StarViper's success, immediately hired mercenaries and bounty hunters to search Xizor's many palaces (now abandoned) for the blueprints. Ultimately, it was MandalMotors who found them, and at once began to prepare for production.
Angelon Shipyards was by now a well-known starship design firm and had had several highly coveted contracts with organizations such as the Old Republic. Rhen Drax, owner and mastermind behind Angelon, devised a plan after hearing that MandalMotors had won back their rights to the StarViper. Driven by his smuggler and pirate instincts (he had been both, in his checkered past), he entered the MandalMotors complex posing as a potential buyer. Using several highly sought after (and illegal) devices to enter the laboratory, he found the StarViper plans and tried to escape. He was discovered on his way to the hangars by a patrol and almost didn't escape with his life.
Back at Angelon Shipyards, Drax began to modify the StarViper, improving it. He replaced the swiveling arms with compact "machine-gun" laser cannons and equipped the vessel with larger, faster engines. When he was satisfied with the product, he produced around 50 of the vessels and put them into commision in his planetary security fleet, known to his employees as the Angelon Fleet.
Apparently, I need to clarify something. This is not supposed to be a recreation of Prince Xizor's Virago. As I stated above, in what I had hoped to be a clear and concise manner, it is my take on what the StarViper might look like if the manufacturer was to revisit the design in the future. Sorry for any confusion.
As always, all comments, questions, and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Very well done and inspiriational Sch Ism. I really like the "blooming" wings and weapon system, reminds me very much of Xizor's Virago although this star viper looks much more aggressive and agile. A+
very good job on the shape, but it is not that close to the correct shape. I don't mean to picky but the ship you made is too long, where the real starviper is thinner and shorter from front to back. Also I think the wings bend twice, not once...
This is cool. The Virago is my second favorite ship in StarWars, and this is the closest thing on this site. However, I think that the company that built starvipers had the designs, and simply resumed building the normal ones when Xizor died.
I like it
May 18, 2007
Sweet I was looking forward to a LEGO starviper "refit".
Nice work! I like the side-mounted engines. I've never been able to succeed with a space craft without putting the engines in the back. There's so much going on with the shape that it's both interesting and confusing to look at.
A very strange and unique craft, although the rear mounted cockpit does make a lot of sense for an aerospace fighter. It looks almost mech-like (in a good way), like Kyle Vrieze's Bolt (http://mocpages.com/moc.php/6105). Your "doc oc" MOC looks pretty slick too. Yous should try making a mech.
:O WOW! ablsolutely beautifull, a very great piece of eye candy. Sadly more a small fighter in comparasin to Xizor's but excelent non the less. My fav. part of this ship is how you did the engines big, yet kept them looking small.
Keep the sweetness comin!