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Tauran Cruiser . This is the result of a MOC-off with Giovanni Seynhaeve. It's a ship from a comic series we both adore - the compelling tale of a grunt soldier caught in an interstellar war. . The original story of The Forever War was written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman, and later adapted to graphic novel form by the Belgian Marvano. This Tauran cruiser is in fact a Mysteron in the true sense of the word. Little is known about the race or origin the humans have found themselves at war with. They were dubbed Taurans because the first attack on a human ship took place somewhere near Aldebaran, in the Taurus system. Here is some info on the ship (if available): - Type: Tauran Cruiser - Number in existance: at least three (two types of colouring) - Home planet: unknown - Race: unknown (Taurans) - Size: unknown - Personnel: unknown - Weapon systems: unknown (there were nuclear missiles with an accelleration of 200G at one point) - Number of fighters: unknown (at least four) - Number of troop carriers: unknown (at least four) Front/lower angle view of the ship. I just love that flat front, with all of the beams and wings. In space, no one cares about your ship not being aerodynamic. Top view. I suppose that bump between the upper wings might house some sort of bridge or command centre, maybe. During the build, I started imagining what all the parts of the ship might be for. I didn't get far though. Maybe the big nose houses some hidden shuttle bays, or weapons systems. The back of the ship, with the one huge engine. I do think there are several smaller engines housed inside the wings though. Lower backside shot....hmmmm. Detail shot of one of the wing tips. Red greebling yes! Engine area closeup. One of the fighters. I only have one white dish, so I could only make the one. More ship details. Smaller engine and dome on the wing. A compare shot with the original, which I scanned from the comic book. You see I got the idea from the 'collar' from this scan. The shape of the nose itself is a bit different here, but more in line with the other - sparse- images in the comic. Detail compare shot of the engine area. I also don't have trans-yellow dishes, can you tell? A captured cruiser docked upside down at Spaceport (at a slightly different angle). This is the image where I got my colour coding from. You will notice that Gio's version has exactly the opposite wings that are red - the other colour version featured in the novel. I used this detail image to justify adding some black spots to my ship. Hope you like it! Enjoy Gio's version here You can find some very hi-res images of this on my flickr account


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