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StarViper II
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.

EDIT:
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!



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   Rear view with the stand attached.



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   Front.



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   Top.



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   Back.



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   Bottom.



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   Top again.



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   View of the cockpit.



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   Due to its nature as an atmospheric patrol craft, it has no landing gear and instead docks with Angelon's orbiting security stations via the rails seen here.



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   Wings folded down.



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   Closeup of the cannons.



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   Rear view.



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   Another view of the top.



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   Another closeup.



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   Rear.



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   Side view.



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   Front view.



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   Another angle with the wings closed.



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   Wow. A stand.



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   A dramatically-lit photograph!



Comments

 I like it 
  May 17, 2011
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+
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  October 27, 2008
This creation is very unique and interesting it looks very fast and powerfull, keep up the good work!!!
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  February 27, 2008
not bad i like some elements, very detailed. try looking at mine and tell me what you think.
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  October 24, 2007
okay, but too many angles going on there.
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  August 28, 2007
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...
 I like it 
  August 24, 2007
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.
Sch Ism
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Evan Melick
  May 18, 2007
Sweet I was looking forward to a LEGO starviper "refit".
 I like it 
  November 28, 2005
The virago is my favorite fighter I think i'll make one based on this virago (but i'll give you credit for the ideas)
 I like it 
  December 3, 2004
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.
Sch Ism
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ragnarock 01
  December 1, 2004
Superb! Great shape and look, very menacing.
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  December 1, 2004
That is one awesome ship! I love the details.
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  December 1, 2004
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.
 I like it 
  December 1, 2004
: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!
 I like it 
  December 1, 2004
I'd give it a 20, but I can't. Very nice build.
 
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