The MOCpages debut of the first mini-fig scale Calahaw class Destroyer.
About this creation
After numerous conflicts where armed landing crafts were forced to act as gunboats, the Pacific Union finally realized that they needed a dedicated craft for the job. Thus began the Calahaw. Armed with an ICBM launcher, a minigun, two 50. caliber machine guns, and a large cannon, this ship can lay a massive can of whup-axe on your beaches, ships, and cities.
"Hi, I'm Governator Nick Shelton. I would like to formally welcome you to Astoria Port, and would also like to welcome you on the tour of the first water trial of the HGS Calahaw. Behind me, you can see the ship."
"Here comes the skipper, Admiral James T. Fredeson."
"Sir, welcome to the HGS Calahaw. I hope you enjoy your stay."
"I do too. Permission to come aboard?"
"I'll just loosen the dock-tie, and you can head on up to the bridge."
"Whatever you say Admiral."
The huge boat motors away...
"Here's the front of the ship."
"GAH! What's that smell!?"
"Oh, that's Pete the Butcher Mechanic."
"Is he asleep?"
"Heh, heh, heh."
"Go work on the power couplings down in engineering."
"SIR YES SIR."
"Oooh, a 50. cal. Haven't worked with one of these in a while."
"Yea, they're pretty impressive, but we got more impressive on this ship, like behind you."
"Ooooh, a turret."
"Yea. Lieutenant, fire the cannon!"
"I know right."
"Lieutenant, fire the flame!"
"Jeez, this thing holds everything doesn't it!"
"That's the plan sir. It is supposed to be highly modular due to increasing conflicts and situations were we might need a certain modification."
"That's cool, but when do we get to look at the missiles?"
Lets see, where to begin. First off, I would like to point out your mistake in calling this a Destroyer. Real destroyers would be much larger than this. Most notably they would be much longer. judging by the height and width, the boat you have built is quite short. About the size of a PT boat at the most. Second, I want to point out the design flaws that take away from the boat. First off, the huge superstructure. Its way too big compared to the hull underneath, your hull does not have enough surface area to support the weight of such a large superstructure. In reality, a boat with dimensions such as this would capsize and sink as soon as it hits the water. It would be far too top-heavy. Also, the height of the deck off the water poses an issue. The distance from the waterline to the deck appears to be about the height of a minifigure, if not less. Going back to a real-world example, if a top-heavy boat like this even managed to stay upright, a wave as short as six feet could easily swamp such a low-lying deck. Overall, I can't give this more than a 3/5, but I hope my advice helps! ~T