TFBS has largely deprived me of my brick collection (seriously... every 1X4 I own is in there somewhere) but I still have enough specialty pieces to build some microscale stuff. Pictured here are the Raven and XMM-242 frigates.
The Raven is a pirate frigate. It's based on a minifig scale MOC I have planned for after TFBS ends. It won't be a space warship, but it's the same general shape.
The Raven was built to conform to the new Brikspace rule set I'm working on like Bonn-o-Tron. That is going to be on the back burner for a while as my time home from school would be better spent building.
I seem to be moving away from the single-engine aesthetic I've stuck to for a while now. These frigates are a lot less "realistic" than many of their counterparts.
Bow view, showing the heavy laser turret.
The XMM-242 is a collaboration between the Immortal Empire and the T.L.A. It replaces standard ship-to-ship weaponry with an advanced micro-missile system which will supposedly perform equally well at short and long ranges.
I wanted to do a streamlined version of a missile frigate I'd seen in an old forum battle (one of Dilanski's? I dunno) but making it both good-looking and compact was a major headache. The grills positioned around the vessel are missile racks. The ship fires a swarm of missiles at its target. At short range, the missiles' fuel supplies act as explosive warheads; at longer ranges, when the missiles burn out of fuel, they strike their targets with speed equal to that of a rail gun shell.
There's some conventional weaponry as well, a heavy laser and a missile launcher.
Just one random act of violence can brighten your day. Especially if it involves explosives.