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Orpheus supercarrier Part 1
This took me a while to build and I had lots of fun designing and making it. **INSTRUCTIONS COMING SOON**
About this creation
This is the Orpheus triple stack supercarrier combo platter meal of awesome. It took me a while to build and is about 1 foot 5 inches long. These ships were giant decommissioned mining barges that were salvaged, paid for, and revamped by the UNSC. From being designed to be manuvering between and colliding with asteroids, these ships are very heavily armored: more than 10 meters of Titanium A battleplate, standard with other line ships of its size. This also makes them incredibly massive. The largest ship is called the Orpheus, the next largest is the Retriever, and the smallest is a refit Secutor class assault ship named the Redundant. When connected, they can link all their main batteries to focus fire on the same target simultaneously for massive damage. This was designed and salvaged specifically for space combat with the Covenant and hasn't lost a single confrontation with them. (Yes I know that makes little sense in-fiction, but remember the ship is refit from mining: it retains a lot of its finer qualities when it comes to staying power and rapid self-repair.)
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Here, a nice profile shot showing off the bridge and numerous other greebles. For a ship this size, the bridge tower makes it seem much smaller. Sorry for the blue light. My camera went wacko.


This shot shows off some ordnance. The two heavy triple gun turrets at the far left. Fully rotatable and elevatable. The small point defense batteries on the topside (many more on the bottom) Mostly designed to stop fighter attacks and weaken small ship shields. Then comes the gargantuan mass driver cannons. One is an ion cannon, and the other is a plasma railgun. The ion cannon is fired, which takes out all electrical systems and either seriously cripples or destroys the energy shield. Then the plasma railgun is spun up and fired. Two heat vent tubes are present at he tip of the barrel, obviously to vent excess heat, because plasma is pretty hot. The fired round then hits the defenseless enemy ship, eating through armor and decks, overloading reactor cooling, igniting the vented atmosphere, and engulfing the doomed ship in a fireball that dissipates soon thereafter, leaving the skeletal remains of a once proud vessel behind... Hoo boy am I good at writing!


This one shows the ventral midships section. It includes some of the point defense, the four large lifeships and the lower docking bay with electromagnetic docking arm.


In this shot, the docking arm has extended as far as it can go and has a Gestalt class transport attached to it. These usually bring up troops, supplies, ammunition, or the much respected mail man who distributes the mail among the crew of 6,000.


This is essentially the same shot as before, only that it includes almost all of the ventral point defense turrets. If this ship is confronted by an overwhelming force of fighters and light support ships that the Orpheus's own fighters and primary and secondary armament can't counter, it just rolls to present its underside and give almost all of its anti-fighter weapons a target. The result: a lot of destroyed enemy fighters.


This shot features the rear landing bay which holds the unnamed corvette/ yacht ship that I managed to squeeze in there. This picture is of the door open, and you can also see the Orpheus's three main engines, one of which is hidden by the bay door.


Once again, this is essentially the same picture as before, except for the fact that the corvette has moved out of the hangar and on to the pad from which it lifts off from.


Lastly, a photo of the corvette style yacht that comes out of the dock at the back. Haven't come up with a name for this yet... Please give me ideas for this in the comments.




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