For when Star Justice need to transfer a prisoner into Space Police custody.
About this creation
Throughout the human colonies the forces of Star Justice work to maintain law and order, their remit to prevent crime in these far flung settlements. Normally these crimes are perpetrated or instigated by organizations such as Blacktron, Spyrius and 3vil/Space Skulls. In recent years these previously human dominated forces have made increasing use of Alien specialists (Blacktron specifically are thought to have welcomed some aliens into their organization) and this has led to the creation of transfer ships such as the Saddleback.
The Space Police remit is to deal with crime committed by aliens in human space, first to stop the crime and then to act as diplomatic contacts with the representatives of that alien race to either prosecute them under human law or return them to their own species for punishment.
The saddleback is actually a converted refrigerated container transport tug, chosen because of its ability to cope with maintaining several different types of atmospheric contents at different temperatures, handy when using the standard Space Police atmosphere specific containment units.
Yeah, this is an ugly ship, so ugly it looks pretty bad from every angle, but itís stuffed full of weird building so I thought it was worth posting anyway.
This is by no means ugly (although I like your modesty)! I love the racing stripes, the snowshoe tailfins, the garbage can greebles-- everything!
By the way, can I use your idea of the garbage cans as cylinder heads on some of my builds?
I get the feeling this is all engine, with just enough room on top for a cockpit and pilot on top of it. The prisoner containment unit, tacked on to fill a need by Star Justice, doesn't hurt the power of this beast when it's time to get somewhere in a hurry.
Yeah, I love this one!
The exposed engine on the top and the massive engine pods on the sides were two personal standout favs of mine. Your advertising campaign for this should be "Saddleback. It's boxy, but it's good." That came from some movie with Dudly Moore that I saw years ago but can't remember the name... he was talking about Volvos. Have I rambled enough yet? ok, good. ~ Chris.
An ugly appearence doesn't matter as long as the inside is beautiful, right? There are so many details and techniques here it makes my head spin... And the hull's smooth lines and curves makes this a... beauty!
It's not ugly in a bad way... you said it originated as a transport tug! Who's gonna care about looks when it comes to raw, transporting power? LOVE the building techniques here, it's a fine addition to the Star Justice arsenal.