LIGHT CARGO 5747D
Known affectionately as Elsie, was a very middle-of-the-road spacecraft in terms of both economy and performance. While reasonably affordable relative to other vessels, this cargo variant isn't really within the price range of your household income. It is a workhorse, but several of the engine parts have low life expectancies and can only be replaced from the outside. It isn't fast or pretty, but when it works it gets the job done.
About this creation
WARNING: More painfully dark pictures approaching. Sorry.
This is the front emergency exit and stuff.
Forward communications array. The microwave transmitter is also great for, y'know, microwaving things.
More of the front areas.
Midsection communications and sensor array. We got the bleeps, the creeps, and the sweeps.
Reverse thrusters. Star Wars always neglects something that seems pretty obvious to me: the need to slow down.
More of the side plating.
This shield thing covers the engines.
Speaking of engines. You can also see the rear communications deedly boppers.
Radar. Great for making pancakes. Just strap on your extravehicular suit and get out the batter... Also overcooks steaks really nicely.
Well this looks boring.
A view I should have included earlier.
Why did I decide to add folding landing gear on a ship that could not possibly land?
At least it adds some playability.
Underside details and such.
This ship was a slow process and it pretty much ate my grey pieces. I did many a dumb thing; one notable one was the addition of a fully detailed interor... AND NO WAY TO SEE IT. Well, in case you were wondering, there's a flight control area, two living quarters, a kitchen with eat in, a medical bay, two maintenance access areas, a bathroom, and an airlock. It can handle a crew of five. I think. Since I can't open it, I can't count the minifigures.
Anyway, the design is modular, but the connections caused a lot of sagging so they were subsequently reinforced and now are going to be stuck together forever. You know those LEGO sets where you try to pry apart the finished model but find that it was designed never to come apart?
There are five modules: forward section, forward midsection, midsection, cargo bay, and engine section, which also includs the airlock and the commode.
Oh,and it took a crapload of work. And I'm still not satisfied. Such is the nature of the builder.