This is the USS Alliance, the sixth Allegiance-class light cruiser to be built.
Fourteen of these cruisers were built, though by the time they finished the last one, it had evolved from the first underpowered scrap-heap to a light, fast gunship with far more aesthetic appeal, performing loads of missions for it's small size. However, after a brief eighteen years of service, they began retiring the cruisers and replacing them with the larger and better powered Empire-class ships, which were heavily based on the Allegiance, but with far more powerful engines and larger firepower capabilities in the form of twin weapon pylons on the sides. The missile launcher on the bottom was removed and two were installed at the bases of the weapon pylons, the engine room extended for the far more powerful Pratt & Whitney PW-1372-800. The entire ship was elongated and additional oxygen and hydroponics stores installed, allowing for longer missions. But enough about the Empire, here's the Alliance.
The bridge. Due to lack of personell, Squad 13 has taken command. Mike Jones is in the pilot's chair, with Commanding Officer Capt. Rodrigo Cortez standing behind and directiong operations. To the left of the stairwell is Leanna Sutherland at the interstellar mapping system with Josiah Hansen (me:-) around the corner monitering ship's systems. Opposite the ladderwell is Harry Buckingham manning the sensor array with Pierre Bouchard around the corner managing the weapons systems. In the back is Robert O'Brian handling communications. At his side is an RP3-117, an older but highly reliable droid used for a variety of purposes, in this case processor support and basic system analysis.
The hangar, with two mechanics and another RP3-117. The hangar was really just for fun, a ship this small probably wouldn't have one. But so what.
The fighter. A little cramped I'd say...
The side, apologies for the glare. The blockyness of the hull is apparent. The Empire-class ships and even the last few Allegience ships are much smoother.
The bottom. The grey hatch is the door to the missile launcher. Load her up, lock the breech, hit the button, the door snaps open, rocket fires, sensors lock...BOOM! No more enemy cruiser.
The back, showing the badly underpowered PW-1253-150. The first eight cruisers were built with these; by the time the ninth was ready for it's engine, Pratt and Whitney had built the better PW-1342-200. With the new engines the cruiser was finally able to hit the light barrier and combat radius improved dramatically. However, by the time the final Allegiance, the Gremlin, was built, the cruiser had grown to the point of needing a new engine, but the USAF decided instead to go for a new cruiser, built to handle the ever growing demands of a space cruiser. And thus was born the Empire...but of course that's another story, one I may or may not ever duplicate in bricks. So enjoy what's here and tell me what you think!