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UNSC Destroyer, Almaden
After I built the Salvatori I assumed the next ship, from the Halo franchise, I would build would be the destroyer. So, after a year and 4 months and the creation of two smaller ships, here it is.
About this creation

In 2497, the Gorgon-class, what was then a heavy destroyer with a single MAC, was introduced into service. Later ships classes would include two MACs as they became standard armament on UNSC warships. These warships were used to put down the Eridanus Rebels during Operation: TREBUCHET, with the loss of several vessels. The destroyer Heracles was the command ship of Battlegroup 4 during the disastrous first contact with the Covenant.
During the Human-Covenant war, destroyers were looked down upon by many in the Navy. The destroyer class was initially considered too ineffective against the superior Covenant ships, but in reality, it could receive and dish out a considerable amount of damage for its size, and in groups could prove a match for the Covenant's larger CCS-class Battlecruisers. Senior naval officers estimated that, on average, seven UNSC Destroyers were generally a match for four Covenant Frigates. As a result, many were destroyed in the war.
Commander Jacob Keyes commanded a destroyer, the UNSC Iroquois during a short skirmish over Sigma Octanus IV. During this engagement, he devised the Keyes Loop as an act of desperation. The Iroquois managed to single-handedly destroy two Covenant Frigates and a Covenant Destroyer.




From day one I knew I couldnít build an exact, 100% right-on replica off this uniquely shaped vessel. So, many aspects of what you see were done my way.



From above my destroyer is very thin, save for the fatter back-end.



The arrow-head tip is the least similar to the reference picture I used. I was dreading itís result from the beginning, due to lack of necessary parts, but I think it turned out well.



I can only assume these spike-looking things, seen on the reference picture, are some type of array system.



I also assumed that the bottom part of this section housed the ships hanger. In the center is where I placed the two MAC cannons.



The way the MAC and hanger-opening is arranged, it looks like a screaming face.



The middle section is my favourite, though it is very fragile.



This is another section were accuracy was ignored.



The ships bridge is in a rather dangerous location, a well placed MAC round or Archer missile could obliterate it with ease.



I limited the use of greebles on this warship, because this is war, not show-your-technical-parts.



The back end, which was built first, houses the vessels thrusters and nuclear reactor. Due to the presence of the reactor, this section is the most heavily armoured.



This end was also the most accuracy-regarded, except for the smaller thrusters.



Iím not certain what purpose this protuberance serves, so I constructed a small shuttle hanger to give it reason to exist.



The rear engines can move this vessel to the outer reaches of any system within the hour.



More technical parts are visible hear as well.



The underside of this third.



The bottom of the Almaden isnít that special, but Iíll show it off anyway.



The other half.



This is me, holding the Almaden. Itís the biggest mini-ship Iíve built thus far, so big and hollow it could probably hold the Salvatori and Staten inside it. (Curse my bad hair in this shot, curse it!)



One last full view will end this presentation.

I put a lot of work into this, as I wanted it to be my best creation yet. Please rate and comment on this, and if itís not too much to ask; recommend others to view it. Thank you!



Comments

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  December 10, 2012
one very cool ship! it shows that it s not your 1rst attempt, I did a few since my dark age, and the first attempts were quite pityful, I m ammassing for a space pirate ship now, we ll see how good I can do now, it has to hold figs, is that your next step with this?
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  June 30, 2012
Awesome! Definatly one of the best UNSC starships Iīve seen! Maybe Iīll build my own one...;D
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  June 20, 2012
Will you put up instructions?
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  March 28, 2012
Wow.. amazing.. simply amazing.. I have made a FB request for you. I am interested in your build as part of a project I am working on. Its a video project, and can help you get even mroe exposer to yuor work. If youd prefer to email me.. please do so at andrewgagnon@bell.net
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  February 27, 2012
i looks awsome hope to see more from you
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  February 27, 2012
Very nice ship, Eric! Or is it Erik? I thought I remembered, but I guess not. =D Anyway, just a tip: If you're going to have a white lightbox, it would probably be a good idea to go to an arts and crafts (or some such) store and buy one of those massive, thicker papers. They're usually about one and a bit by one meter. It would make a much better, smoother, lightbox (you would lay it half on your desk and half on the wall (vertically), and this would create a smooth area where you would otherwise have corners); this way, no darkness "collects" in the corner areas. You probably already knew that, but anyway.
Eric 'Hawk' Mickle
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White Knight
  February 26, 2012
this will kick some serious A## in the Celestial Heavens !>.....well done
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  February 26, 2012
looks great! you got the shaping down perfect! the best destroyer i have seen!
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  February 26, 2012
Your recreation of the ship is perfect. You did an excellent job! :D
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  February 26, 2012
Your recreation of the ship is perfect. You did an excellent job! :D
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  February 26, 2012
Your recreation of the ship is perfect. You did an excellent job! :D
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  February 23, 2012
I'd say it could very well be your best creation. Worth the time man!
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  February 23, 2012
Very nice shaping work! Cool design!
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  February 23, 2012
Excellent MOC, you tackled a lot of angles and complex shaping really well.
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  February 22, 2012
Sweet ship. :D The detail is perfect.
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  February 19, 2012
Quoting Eric W. Can't wait to see more!
Thanks, I'm thinking of doing a Marathon Class Cruiser next, but that would be a while away.
  February 19, 2012
Blogged on the brothers brick! That's pretty impressive! Great job once again!
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  February 19, 2012
Sweet details!
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  February 19, 2012
Cool ship! I don't know much about halo but this is awesome! I love all the shaping and how its so sleek and smooth!
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  February 19, 2012
Well, you cetainly pulled it off well, even when one considers it's not 100% accurate. Great work on this beast!
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  February 19, 2012
Excellent MOC, Well done! As you like your Halo ships, plz check out my 'In Amber Clad'
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  February 19, 2012
Dude, nice work! I love the big HALO ships and you did a heck of a job on this one! Can't wait to see more!
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  February 19, 2012
Great work! It's huge! Lovely engines, by the way. -Ultra
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  February 19, 2012
Really nice build!
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  February 19, 2012
That's some solid effort put in here. Looks great.
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  February 18, 2012
Quoting Crazy Awesome (Inactive until further notice) I'm curious to see what kind of structure it has, since there are so many angles and SNOT points on this ship that make its exterior (the best part) ultra smooth.
Lot's of hinge-plates were used, lots.
 I made it 
  February 18, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist given a few years you'll be rivalling Steef de Prouw and Kelso!
Thanks, but I'll need to drastically expand my supplies, this project alone drained my most used parts. ;)
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  February 18, 2012
Whoa, that was really fast.
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  February 18, 2012
Quoting Sir ABS Kelso Should Be Scared.
Though his Lego collection puts mine to shame.
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  February 18, 2012
Quoting Iceman . But on that picture of you, you should be wearing your glasses. :P
Yeah, I kinda violated my rule of "wear sunglasses in every picture of me, ever".
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  February 18, 2012
You seem to have a knack for this, Eric! Nice job!
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  February 18, 2012
Awesome design. I especially like your color configuration. I know that you were trying to keep the greebling to a minimum, but it was some fine work on the greebling anyway.
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  February 18, 2012
5/5 Kelso Should Be Scared.~Sir ABS
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  February 18, 2012
What a monster! Nicely done!
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  February 18, 2012
Killer ship, and great pics! You should be smiling, Dude!
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  February 18, 2012
Well done! Although I personally prefer the Salvatori, this ship definitely deserves to at least be in the top 3. I think you did a great job on the back, and although I know you improvised on the front, it doesnt look so bad anyways. I'm curious to see what kind of structure it has, since there are so many angles and SNOT points on this ship that make its exterior (the best part) ultra smooth. Great job on this one! (and I like the self portrait...sorta.)
  February 18, 2012
Pretty good! The details look really nice! But on that picture of you, you should be wearing your glasses. :P
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  February 18, 2012
Now I'm no Halo fan, but I still recognize an amazing ship when I see one! The size alone is impressive, how long is it? Shaping and texturing on this is superb, as is the mix of colours. I really like the shuttle bay in the "protuberance", those pieces work really well for it. All-in-all this is a fantastic ship, and given a few years you'll be rivalling Steef de Prouw and Kelso!
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  February 18, 2012
looks great.
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  February 18, 2012
Aw yeah! Great stuff buddy! Very UNSC-ish.
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  February 18, 2012
Very well done! You've really got the UNSC-style down. Great details for a micro-scale ship.
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  February 18, 2012
Wow! Excellent detail! This is amazing, great job!
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  February 18, 2012
Beutifull!
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  February 18, 2012
Nice to see this finished, Eric. Great work!
 
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