Deep space reconnaissance and infiltration vessel.
About this creation
Description: The Blackout is a deep space reconnaissance and infiltration vessel. It has two reusable probes externally mounted near the back. The four engines give the Blackout great performance and resiliency. Defensive armament includes four fixed lasers and also a set of twin lasers mounted on a 360 degree turret.
Construction: I used the captive axle technique to join the engines to the hull, which simplified construction and added greatly to the strength of the MOC. The hull is built using hexagonal plates, octagonal bricks, and castle walls. I have been developing the hex technique over the course of several MOCS, and now have it refined for strength using technic plates and axles.
Notes: This MOC looks nice in RL. I took pains to use new unscuffed pieces to give it a gloss-black look. Black pieces show scuffs easily.
UPDATE: There is no interior, the two major construction techniques I used pretty much preclude it. It was built to be minifig scale, but can also be imagined to be a smaller scale.
Sweet! I've become a fan of the no-studs approach, which this reflects well. Although someone mentioned it felt a little blockly, I think the shape/form of the ship is quite nice. I particularly like the repeating segments along the length of the body - gives it a feel of armor plating. Looking forward to more MOC's from you in the future (would love to see what you could do with interiors and minifig work as well).
great moc and pictures of it, I allways find it hard to photograph lego so it looks as good in real life but you realy nailed it. one question, is there any interior for minifigs? If there is, give us pics of it! Good work^^