A band of space pirates has attacked and boarded the Red Dwarf. A small Starcruiser, light and fast, this kind of ship has yielded precious cargoes of varying natures in their past experiences, and the pirates don't intend to turn down the opportunity to raid one again. What is different this time, however, is that, unknown to them, an important politician is on board the ship. He is protected by a heavily-armed contingent of marines. Corridors are now battlefields.... (This is my first minifig-scale space creation. Please comment and tell me what you think!) See my Brickshelf gallery here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=433424
About this creation
The empty corridors.
The printed tiles on the walls here (from 7709 Sentai Headquarters, of the Exo-Force theme) gave this MOC a nice, slight Battlestar Galactica touch. After all, truth be told the second episode of Season 2 of the newer Battlestar Galactica series, "Valley of Darkness", served as the inspiration for this MOC. I felt that taking on the subject of pirates (instead of Cylon Centurions) was logical. If we ever have space travel like this, we will have space pirates, don't you think?
As you can see, getting the slightly slanted effect to the corridor wasn't very easy!
The marines. (Creative influence goes to Robert Heinlein's Mobile Infantry in the novel "Starship Troopers".)
The motley, but deadly efficient, band of space pirates.
Quoting Cody G
Nice work, I like how you made everything so close-quarters and frantic! :)
Thank you! I appreciate your comment; one of my common criticisms is that my MOCs are too "close-quarters and frantic" so it is very nice to finally have someone who gets that this was my intention in the first place! :-P