So i have finnaly went and done a SHIP well not actually a ship since the piranha only measures at 93 studs. But its still a huge investment in parts for me and adding an antenna or something just to make it 100 studs long seemed unnecessary and would just seem tacked on UPDATE: the piranha is now 112 studs and that qualifies it to SHIPgrade
see the bottom of this page for update details (altough look at the other photos first
these are the engines i was inspired by the engines on the Daedelus from stargate when i built these
this is the main turret it houses a heavy duty railgun
this is the bridge it seats a total of four minifigs and Im very happy with how it turned out
these are the forward firing plasma guns they fire slowmoving plasma balls that are commonly used against ground targets similar to regular rockets
this is the left cargo pod it holds.....
..a little speeder thingy altough the speeder is unarmed there is a energy carbine attached to the side that can be used by the driver
it also holds a pair of binoculars that causes a 1+skill modifier
this is the right cargo pod it holds....
the guns are from the top to bottom :dual micro smg ,dual heavy plasma guns, anti vehicle laser cannon,rpg with 3 extra mkII rockets
no wonder the minifigs are smiling
it opens to reveal the interior lets start with the cargo room.
this is the cargo room it holds...
crates with food and spare parts for the MPT compliment aswell as other supplies
there is also a tool rack with some tools and a broom .because a clean ship is a healthy ship altough the crew seems to be quite bad at cleaning judging by the dust on the floor.
that leaves us with this mystical cabinet what can there be inside?
oh its the main reactor the two greenish domes are power sources for the engines and the internal systems aswell as for weapons and warpdrive. the clear dome is a powered down backup reactor
now lets take a closer look at the bridge
this is the bridge with the canopy swung back and the crew seated
now the backrow of the bridge is where the weaponry is controlled aswell as were the ship is steered the front row is were the navigator and the radiooperator are seated
this is the section behind the bridge it has a computer
and a coffetable complete with a food dispenser (think the goo from the matrix only tastier)
also the thing you saw with a few dishes over it is a small kitchen were the food from the crates is cooked this will of course makes you wonder were the goo comes from . it comes from the row of domes on top of the cargo room were a geneticly manipulated plant which is highly nutrious and fast growing is grown in a mixture of soil and recycled human waste since the piranha is meant for long term ahead of fleet hit and run attacks against enemy critical installations and ships it needed
6.a large supply of food which is solved by the plants
7.a means of attacking space targets which is the railgun and the plasma cannons
8. a mean of attacking ground target and its here the MPTs come in
the MPTs (multi purpose tripod) are housed in the hangar they are top of the line mini mecha controlled by an extremely advanced robotic brain
now you may think these are unarmed since they don't hold any guns but no the MPTs have inbuilt plasma repeaters in their arms which are similar
to the tachikomas weaponry in this movie (tachikoma=little blue bot)
The MPTs are also equipped with a stealth field similar to the one in the movie as well as mkII jumppacks that allows the m to move with unparalled mobility couple that with the wheel feet and you gothe perfect fast moving sabouter unit
awww can you say no to that face?
here you can see a couple of MPTs that have just disembarked trough the side doors attacking a group of jellies. of course if you think arm guns are too small then there are other alternative
this is the z-45 heavy plasma accelerator gun it is the definition of overkill
this is the AT-65 anti tank rifle it is not as powerful as the Z-45 but less likely to overheat any rumors saying the Z-45 occasionaly explode when overheated are heh......entirely true
now the Piranha has to have a place to store the MPTs does`nt it?
thats what the hangar is for
here is the door to the hangar
here it is open with an MPT coming out
"please remain seated and put the table in the upright locked position"
a minifig perspective of the hangar (this is one of my favourite pics)
this is a better pic of the engines also you see those ballturrets on the sides those are anti fighter turrets there are 3 of them on the Piranha two that you can see on this pic and 1 on the nose
minifig perspective while walking to the bridge
a few more views of the ship
these are all the MPTs i have assembled i hope you like them
ah my first ship she is beautiful isn't she?
now all i need is some numbered tiles for my MPTs
MPT says comment and vote in the poll
i have added a couple of gunturrets on the sides for ship to ship combat these turrets also boosted my SHIP to 112 studs of length YES achievment unlocked! well here are some pics
well here is an overwiew shot i made t a priority to keep the sleek and clean look i think i succeded
this one of the turrets the interior of the ship is ecxactly the same tho except for the new section
here is the other turret
this is an interior shot its a little fun you see when i was adding the new section the ship which was at critical mass i guess simply fell apart!
so on the Piranha not only this section is new but i also heavily reinforced the bottom and the top of the ship so now she`s sturdy as a brick! well thats all for now