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Mocathalon 2011 Category#16: Lost in space
This will most likely be the final entry I complete before the deadline. I would like to thank all those who enjoyed the Moc’s I posted for the 2011 Mocathalon. If you didn’t, well tough noogies for you! Also even though there isn’t a single 16x32 base plate, the Ranseur alone measures over feet in length. With the trimmings along with the Moc’s I planned to use for another category I hope to go out with a bang! P.S. Parrington, this is my latest GAIA ship just for you. At some other point in the near future, I'll do a separate posting covering more of the technical data and other specs if you're interested. Now on with the show!
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The Leftovers

Mocathalon 2011



D.; “Mayday, mayday, mayday. This is Draxus Trocanin of the GAIA Star Fighter-186 Ranseur. Our ship has been subjected to a massive dose of cosmic radiation. We’ve been forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet in the Antares sector. Primary power and navigation are offline. Life support is functioning on emergency power. I, along with my navigator and weapons specialist Shadow Wolf are both alive and uninjured. Mayday, mayday this is the GAIA SF-186 Ranseur. Any vessels picking up this transmission please respond. ”

S.W.; “Draxus, we need to find a way to replenish our energy supplies. Whatever that radiation burst was it drained away nearly all of the energy in the main engines. Luckily everything that was powered down at the moment of contact seems to be in working order.”

D.; “Well maybe we’ll find something on this rock to get us out of here. Who knows what awaits us up around the bend?”
S.W.; “Yeah knowing our luck, something will probably find us.”

D.; “Yeah and I’ll bet ya’ 20 to 1 it’s going to be big, mean, and hungry!”
S.W.; “You’re a real comfort you know that. Get the droids on line. We’re going to need their scanners.”









After popping the canopy Draxus spots something moving outside the ship.
D.; “Hey Shadow, what the heck is that thing?”
S.W.; “It appears to be an indigenous life form not unlike a sea anemone but terrestrial. I’ll investigate.”
D.; “Wait a second Wolf, that thing might be dangerous!”
S.W.; “Our space suits also double as level three reinforced battle armor. Unless this creature can generate energy beams equivalent to a laser rifle, it’s highly unlikely it will be able to penetrate them. Besides you’re right next to the blasters if we need them.”
D.; “All right just watch yourself man.”

Shadow Wolf descends the cockpit access platform to cautiously inspect the creature.
S.W.; “It doesn’t seem to be hostile. Based on the structures present it might be some kind of filter feeder but I have no idea what its food source is. Perhaps it ingests some microscopic particle floating in the air or maybe something in the local flora sustains it. If we could find out what that is it might just be our salvation.”



Astro-droids Fix-R2.0 and his brother Fix-R2.1 are stored behind the crew in their recharging stations.

The cargo bay not only holds their tools, it's also large enough to contain the Stiletto jet bike.

At the very rear of the storage compartment is Ranseur's shield generator which is flanked by four pulse laser cannons.

Up front is the heavy plasma cannons with an access hatch to its plasma generator system.

Behind the plasma cannons is the inertial dampener.

A secondary power supplier is each side of the fuselage. You never know when you'll need an emergency energy source!

This shot is open the canopy open with the pilot access platform lowered. The platform raises and lowers the crew to the surface of any planet.

A second shot reveals the flight, navigation and weapon controls.

Here we see the main engines. The twin FTL drives allow the Ranseur to travel to any portion of the galaxy instantly (provided they haven't been sucked dry by an unforseen dilema)!

Another gratuitous tail shot with the hatch closed.

This pic gives us a look at the belly of the beast.

Mounted to each wing is a pod containing a tri-barreled particle beam gun. These pods can be jettisoned if necessary or other equipment can be mounted depending on the mission parameters.

Reinforced landing pads fold against the wings so as minimize drag while in atmospheric flight.

The front landing pad matches the rear ones.

Except it is stored inside its own compartment to prevent damage.

Mounted below the plasma cannons is the primary targeting sensor. Should this unit be damaged, the crew can still fire the guns manually but they had better be crack shots with a whole lot of luck riding on their wings.

Here we have a couple of close-ups of Fix-R2.0 and Fix-R2.1.

Their color coordinated (2.0 is white/orange and 2.1 is black/white) so the crew can tell them apart although 2.1 most certainly acts like a younger brother and 2.0 often has to snap him back in line.

The stiletto is a whole new jet bike designed for the crew.

Armed with twin lasers and a top speed of 350 mph it is any crews secret weapon when on a hostile planet.



I decided to include a shot of the L.Z. without the ship for scale. Although the size of this build may be hard to tell, the Ranseur measures over 33 inches from nose to tail and the wingspan is 17 inches. In fact the most challenging thing about this was taking photos that included all the detail but not undesired elements of the room I was using.

Of course I had to include some shots of our resident cute local critters.

For lack of a better name they're called Bell Walkers. They actually collect energy given off by the local flora and store it in their translucent bodies.

Now here comes a bunch of close-ups of the scenery I threw together for the build. It may not be much but it was the best I could do at the midnight hour, so to speak.



















Of course I had to throw in a parting shot of the whole set. Best of luck to us all in the Mocathalon 2011. May we all meet again in Mocathalon 2012 and many other venues!



Comments

 I made it 
  August 11, 2013
Quoting Michal Hennel Supersleek design. Many parts of ships looks like nothing i seen before. Its wonderful how many rooms and devices you were able to place in so narrow trunk. Also enviroment parts are very accurate built. Good job :D
I didn't know anyone was still looking at this old design of mine. If you like anything else of mine, good ahead and check it out.
 I like it 
  August 11, 2013
Supersleek design. Many parts of ships looks like nothing i seen before. Its wonderful how many rooms and devices you were able to place in so narrow trunk. Also enviroment parts are very accurate built. Good job :D
 I like it 
  December 23, 2011
I know you have had this posted for a while but hey, I just found it! Very nice I must say and lots going on! I give you 5 happy lego heads!!
Mike Johnson
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Andrew AKA Hump-Free
  October 13, 2011
A Very Impressive Design, Simple, Clean, Practical, Yet Eye Catching. Very Nice Work On This One. Also, Where Have You Been, HFR!!! Is Missing A Piece Without You. I Remade The Page, I Sent You An Invite, But No Mike... Sadness.
 I like it 
  September 24, 2011
Hey this was cool! What happened to you? I didn't see anything new on your page for ages!
 I like it 
  April 16, 2011
Hey this is great. The way you have the cockpit open up is really cool. Great design on the shape of your fighter im guessing as well. Keep it up with the creations.
 I made it 
  April 1, 2011
Quoting Sean Flynn Mike, This is a very nice build and I love all the cool features! I want to apologize for my absence and lack of participation in this Mocathalon. I thought I could pull through, but in the end I had too much on my plate. I want to thank you for all the great creations you contributed to the group. Sean
Sean I understand. Bad things happen to everyone. Trust me I've had my share of bad things happen lately as well but you could of at least dropped us a message a bit sooner. Losing Max was a big enough pain but when Callan and you stopped responding it left us scratching our heads wondering was this some kind of mutiny or what? Anyway apology accepted, but I would apologize to Parrington too if you haven't already. Remember take care of your real life issues first and LEGO will follow later. Don't forget that if something isn't going to work out there's no shame in admitting it. In fact it's a sign of maturity and responsibility to just come forth and say it. O.K. I'll get off the soap box now. It's what us old farts do! Your friend. Mike.
 I made it 
  April 1, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Wicked! Lots of great stuff here, Dude!
Thanks and you're new spin on BSG is just as wicked if I do say so myself!
 I made it 
  April 1, 2011
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde "Big, mean, and hungry!" - I think, you´ve left the best description for this baby. This is such a big, kick arse fighter - WOW! And all these features and functions - stunning! Sounds like bad news for the Draggone... Nuff said, I´ll stay in front of my flatscreen watching and drooling. ~Regards, Marc
Thanks Marc. I owed Parrington at least another GAIA ship for a while now and an upgraded version of my Flamberge was the most logical conclusion. I'll do a separate posting for it later to do it the justice it deserves.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2011
Mike, This is a very nice build and I love all the cool features! I want to apologize for my absence and lack of participation in this Mocathalon. I thought I could pull through, but in the end I had too much on my plate. I want to thank you for all the great creations you contributed to the group. Sean
 I like it 
  March 30, 2011
Wicked! Lots of great stuff here, Dude!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2011
"Big, mean, and hungry!" - I think, you´ve left the best description for this baby. This is such a big, kick arse fighter - WOW! And all these features and functions - stunning! Sounds like bad news for the Draggone... Nuff said, I´ll stay in front of my flatscreen watching and drooling. ~Regards, Marc
 I made it 
  March 30, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens THE PLAYABILITY, OH THE PLAYABIITY! SWEET FOLLOW UP MAN, SUGGESTIVE OF FLAMGERGE BUT AN OBVIOUS STEP AWAY ALSO, LOVE IT, AND SO MANY DETAILS, CAN'T BEILIVE THIS IS A FIGHTER THAT CARRIES A SCOUT BIKE AND HAS A COLL BOOT FOR EQUIPMENT AND EVERYTHING. GREAT COCPIT TOO, THIS THING LOOKS LIKE IT WAS SHEER FUN TO BUILD. WELL THANKS FOR NOT LEAVING ME DANGLING ALONE WITH THE USELESS LEFTOVERS GROUP, THE FACT THAT NOT ONE OF THEM MADE A SINGLE MOC IS ALITTLE DISSAPOINTING...CHEERS BUDDY!
Thanks Parrington. Sadly the Flamberge had to be scrapped for parts for the Ranseur to be born. Personally I do believe this is a superior fighter in every way. Also one of these days I'll get some kind of photoshop program and once I learn how to use it this bird will fly among the stars. By the way, I'm trying to get one last build for our group (namely you and me) in before the deadline. Even if I can't make the deadline I'll post it anyway for the heck of it.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2011
THE PLAYABILITY, OH THE PLAYABIITY! SWEET FOLLOW UP MAN, SUGGESTIVE OF FLAMGERGE BUT AN OBVIOUS STEP AWAY ALSO, LOVE IT, AND SO MANY DETAILS, CAN'T BEILIVE THIS IS A FIGHTER THAT CARRIES A SCOUT BIKE AND HAS A COLL BOOT FOR EQUIPMENT AND EVERYTHING. GREAT COCPIT TOO, THIS THING LOOKS LIKE IT WAS SHEER FUN TO BUILD. WELL THANKS FOR NOT LEAVING ME DANGLING ALONE WITH THE USELESS LEFTOVERS GROUP, THE FACT THAT NOT ONE OF THEM MADE A SINGLE MOC IS ALITTLE DISSAPOINTING...CHEERS BUDDY!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2011
3 points.
Mike Johnson
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Chris Kruining
  March 29, 2011
very nice ship mike 5/5
 I made it 
  March 29, 2011
Thanks everyone. As I stated earlier I ran completely out of decent landscaping parts so this was the best I could do. Also I originally intended this ship to used in category 14 but when my "other teammates" dropped out of the competition I realized there was no way Parrington and I were going to get all 30 categories done in time. That's why I let him take #14 since his ship was already finished and I decided to include this ship here. At least this way every one could get a look at her and state their opinions. Hopefully next year if I decide to put myself through this again I'll find a team where everybody contributes equally and doesn't leave a man hanging. Oh well, that's the breaks!
 I like it 
  March 29, 2011
>> 4 points <<
  March 29, 2011
Score = 3
 I like it 
  March 29, 2011
Bonus point for that sweet ship, but Chris is correct, the landscape is lacking. Your score = 4
 I like it 
  March 29, 2011
That is a really nice ship and a good story to back it up, but the landscape was just lacking. Still, overall a good post. 3 points. ~ Chris.
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  March 29, 2011
It would get more points in Sci-Fi concept art category.
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  March 29, 2011
EPIC!!!!!
 I made it 
  March 28, 2011
Quoting Ryan Hanson Excellant build and storyline. A lot of great features, but I would have liked to see more landscaping, mostly since most planets don't have shag carpeting :)
Well I ran out of landscaping pieces and that's no rug. It's actually my friggin' blanket!
 I like it 
  March 28, 2011
Excellant build and storyline. A lot of great features, but I would have liked to see more landscaping, mostly since most planets don't have shag carpeting :)
 
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