A super-micro-scale MOC of a super-macro-scale ship
About this creation
:: Semi-Declassified; For Your Eyes Only ::
- Technical Report by [REDACTED] -
The Quadrantal Armada Commanding Ship 57th-Type Hyper Structure: Antigaea-Class Dreadnought is an incredibly massive starship constructed and employed by [REDACTED]. Approximately several city blocks in size, the Antigaea-Class Dreadnought overshadows every other known vehicle in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Ironically (but logically), these ships seemingly possess little if any offensive power. It is simply beyond practical means to equip vessels of such magnitude with any manner of weapons system. After all, unless the entire hull is coated with weapons, the chance of hitting a particular target is minimal, especially since most targets are utterly dwarfed. Furthermore, the entire hull cannot be coated with weapons as it would require more systems and/or personnel to manage them than feasibly obtainable.
Of course, we do not possess the technical specifications of these ships so we cannot say with absolute certainty if this is true. They very well may have weaponry but none of it has yet to be employed in battle according to our records.
What does make them very formidable, impossible girth aside, is their capability to store massive fleets of smaller units. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of single-pilot starfighters, exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric mechas, and other combat machines can easily be given berth in the spacious hulls of the Antigaea-Class Dreadnoughts. They may also house onboard fabrication centers for constructing even more units from gathered materials. We believe this to be so because, during our battle experiences against one of these ships, it seemed to never cease streaming smaller attack vessels at our fleet.
Strangely, despite having incredibly large propulsion engines, these ships seem to be slower than most other vessels. Our smallest ships can easily outrun them in terms of both normal and hyperspace velocity. Of course, there is no necessity for speed when your ship is virtually indestructible.
Currently, our researchers are working nonstop on developing a weapon suitable for taking these dreadnoughts out. We believe a gravity-based weapon could potentially penetrate its shields and thick hull plating.
Below are images of an accurate scale model of the vessel in question:
The original image un-doctored.
Front View (slightly blurry, sorry)
Back View. It has 5 engines: three massive engines and two smaller ones (you may not see them well, but there are trans-blue pips inside the larger "engine triangle"). There are also two correctional thrusters on left and right sides of the ship (the binocular looking things).
A comparison of the Dreadnought to a small city block. These ships are MASSIVE. The small grey pip-rod represents one of the largest single-person ships built. You'll get a better detailed look at THAT ship in a bit.
Was zoning in and out, listening to the late great George Carlin, and snapping LEGO together when somehow I ended up making a micro-scale ship. Decided to greeble and fancify the sucker and call it a Dreadnought because, quite frankly, I needed a dreadnought. Yes, the Dreadnought is part of ZX Taisen.
A couple of quick notes on the MOC itself:
- the bottom two engines of the "engine triangle" are hinged and the whole pylons can swing outward over 45 degrees. Not canon functionality though.
- The cannon-y things on the below-sides of the ship aren't guns or weapons of any kind. They're mass drivers for launching battalions of combat units.
- The massive clear slope is a giant super-reinforced transparametal alloy viewing window where the entire command deck can get a good look at what's going on outside. The command deck is the size of a large building and has massive holographic displays.
- The yellow slopes are part of the ship's shield generators.
- There is a reason the bow of the ship looks like it can split down the middle, but it's a secret for now ;)
ANNNND without further ado, a bonus mini-MOC! A close-up of that aforementioned "large single-person ship":
Presenting the [REDACTED] ship Phoenicia Arc
It's at a much larger scale than the Dreadnought. A minifigure would be pip-size compared to the Arc.
The binocular bits are the propulsion engines. The orange stud is part of the hyperdrive system and hyperdrive propulser.
Well done. Definitely nicely down, and it would take a Sector Fleet or two just to be on even ground. Very nice design over all, but perhaps you should mix in some color. And the little one is so well done, I really like the design. ^Blub^