I present my entry in the 3rd fleet mocoff against the UNE and my oponent John Moffat.
Okay this moc has been re-uploaded and several things improved. I completly redid the title picture for this moc. aswell as adjusting the lighting of all the pics so they werent so crap-tastic. I also put in my worthless attemp at a baground story. Enjoy!
About this creation
In the days before the modern coalition the first fleet was an esteemed fighting force. Her ships were lathered with exquisite decorations and adornments, each ship begame a floating piece of art to its crew. Unfortunately when the C.O.P. fragmented many of these ships were split off from the fleet and destroyed, whereby action or freak accident. Today the coalition still adorns its ships but it is unlikely to see any with the stylised prow. Save for the destroyers of the first fleet whose crews change the standard hull to honor their dead.
There you go a 2cent story for your entertainment.
The new prow neccesitated the movemant and downgrading of the main armement.
It has now been changed to a PlamX directed energy cannon.
However the side sponson guns still fire good ol tugsten rounds.
Also on the front are quad mines able to be detached and floated into controlled territory.
The PlasmX cannon.
The back. Note: the fin is for estetic purposes only. It is not a rudder.
Yay, my german teacher would be proud :P
Ian, I think this is a GEAT build! Love your choices for the general design of the ship, including the rear fin (while we don't know what it's for, that doesn't mean it couldn't serve some practical purpose). You also did a very nice job with the surface texture throughout, and the ship had just the right balance between detailed areas, and non-detialed areas to feel believeable. So congrats, you've got my vote for this one!