EPIC PICTURE TAKING FAIL. I thought I was pretty stable when I snapped these off... APPARENTLY NOT. BLUR FTW *angryface*
Anyways, I had this brilliant idea of lining up all my Hellfire models in a row and snapping some pics for the hell of it. There's another one, with the curtain closed, but its not much better. BUUT it still shows off my self-proclaimed "unhealthy" predilection towards building these things. I swear, it's great fun. Although expensive, as these things eat up a large number of specialized legos. Without further ado, in order of being built, from left to right:
The Sword of Vengeance: The first Hellfire commissioned for actual combat. The biggest, baddest, and beefiest of the lot, she has a balanced armament, consisting of pulse lasers, ion cannons, plasma torpedoes and two different medium-range missile systems to augment the ship's formidable weaponry. The advanced fire control towers, communications systems and control circuits make this ship capable of directing entire fleets in battle, augmenting and improving their existing targeting and range attacks. Stealth armor.
The Falcon Abraxis: Sister ship to the Sword, but where the flagship is more an assassin in single ship or small squadron sorties, the Falcon Abraxis has been configured as an electro-magneto-gravitic warfare platform. Basically a giant neon sign daring the other side to try and hit it. Spoofers, ECM, jamming systems and decoy launchers ensure that actually doing so is a lot harder than it seems. ECCM systems help ensure that its own plasma and missile fire finds its mark, while hostile fire does not.
The Diablo: Dominion prototype. Very little is known about this ship's direct capabilities, save that is a match for anything less than a full carrier battle group in direct combat. Responsible for over forty Allied warship kills and the depopulation of two colony worlds.
The Midnight Seraph:Long range stealthed missile ship. In infantry parlance this ship is a sniper, with not one but two artillery systems, many torpedo and missile launchers and a cursory medium range weapons system. This ship's abilities are configured for taking out targets at very long range, and remaining undetected while doing so.
The Warspite: Heavy combat escort ship. Armed with an extensive laser system, including two capital laser batteries in a fixed forward mount, the Warspite can keep up with fast moving strike forces and provide cover and inflict heavy damage to anything within medium range.
The Guardian (tentative): Still undergoing construction and finishing work, the Guardian is the latest addition to the Allied Worlds' armed forces. Though not yet fit for combat at the time this image was taken, the ship is equipped with a prototype shield-restoration system, capable of re-energizing and reinforcing the deflector shields of other friendly ships.
The Hellfire: Prototype vessel; not armed and not fit for combat. Proof-of-concept only. This ship stays docked with Manticore System Skywatch at all times, and is used as a technology testbed. FTL and jump drive systems are limited only to jump to and from proving grounds and testing facilities, and is occasionally used for officer testing.