BSE BS100 Black Sun Corvette . The Black Sun Empire's deadly take on the Corellian Corvette. . Hi all,
Finished on the last day of 2010 and posted on the first day of 2011, here's a happy-new-year MOC for y'all.
So far this christmas holiday I'd finished one big car, one Star Wars model, and now here's my contribution to my other big category, the Black Sun Empire.
This is so far the biggest vessel I've built for the Black Sun Empire, and so far the biggest spaceship of all of my models on MOCpages - possibly not of all time, as when I was young I used to enjoy sticking all my baseplates together to try and make the biggest possible ship I could - I seem to remember one which vaguely resembled a star destroyer which may have been a fair bit bigger than this (though probably much less well done).
So anyway, here it is - the BS100 Black Sun Corvette. The BSE's rendering of the well-known Corellian Corvette. It's not supposed to be an exact copy, in black; or even a modified Corvette; just a ship heavily inspired by it, with the same sort of role on the battlefield. This is a proper warship - heavily enough armed to fend off snubfighters and, in small numbers, dangerous enough to pose a real threat to capital ships.
Unlike most of my spaceships to far, the outside scale on this is very different to the inside scale - the outside would be the same size roughly as a Corellian Corvette, but the inside is minifig scale as I enjoy making interiors.
As a picture says a thousand words, and the ships is fairly big, I've taken a lot of photos to show the outside detail and interior.
On the outside the ship is heavily armed, with four rotating double turbolasers on the top and four rotating proton torpedo launchers underneath. The front section is packed with weaponry above and below; whilst on each side of the rear section are big powerful twin turbolaser cannons. This ship is not to be messed with - especially considering the powerful shields and engines.
On the inside, the cockpit is manned by the commander and two navigators/pilots, dealing with the panoramic computer displays. Behind them, the hallway, with the loading ramp and some heavy blasters propped against a window.
The next room on is the big main room, with the galaxy map/computer console in the center, visible to all; big side windows, and various facilities for the crew, such as food, and a repair bench. After this, we have a small corridor lined with weapons racks and equipment storage boxes - though primarily a space-based warship, there's nothing stopping the Black Sun Corvette from being used in more difficult troop transport and commando missions, where enemy fire may be too dangerous for smaller ships. Lastly, at the end, we come to the engine room, taken care of by an engineer and a droid adept in maintenance skills.
My little brother and a friend joined in on making this, so it's only fair to say it's not entirely my own work.
For the rest, I'll let you judge by the photos... I hope you like it :)