That's right, my Battlecruiser got himself a buddy. One that's more than capable of breaking the dockyard bully's hull open, then raining fiery death into it's gaping wounds.
About this creation
Let's begin shall we?
First off, no ship design would be complete without a 3/4 view? I mean, honestly. It's just unproffessional not to have one. Now that I've failed at making you feel guilty, I'll move on. Sound good?
An overview, because I think you care.
A lovely side shot, demonstrating the fact that I could not build a stand for this bloody fellow.
This is one of my favorite parts of the ship, the Command Bridge. Rule of Cool definately drove the design here. That and Ghost in the Shell. I'm still a little hazy about the last few episodes of 2nd Gig, but I know stuff blew up and Section 9 kicked rear. Also, it's pretty freakin' cool looking. You can't deny it.
This feature here was the make-or-break design element. If I couldn't make it look kinda like the airships here, then it just flat out wouldn't work.
I rather enjoy my cannon designs here. They look rather... Destructive. /chuckles evilly
As any good battleship should be, this one is covered in little anti-air turrets. What? They should be protecting all of the ship? Are you mad? The only people who need to be protected are the officers! We can always draft more peasants to run the boilers.
That's right. My turret thingys actually move. That means I'm one step above a five-year-old in giant gun construction.
Yes. Yes those are the comm antennae mounted just above the giant ramming spike. And yes, they do extend beyond it. Planning is not my forte.
And finally, we see the Rammstein sailing (Hey, it's an airship. Sailing still applies, right?) off into the distance. My lack of photoshop has made this final shot unsuitably undramatic. Perhaps one of you would care to donate the program? No? Yeah, I thought not.
Thanks for looking folks! I hope you enjoyed your stay, and leave me a comment on the way out!
Oh, and for those of you unfamiliar with the adorable member of the duo, you can go here. And thus ends my shameless self-promotion for this creation.
Oh, right... I'm supposed to tell you some more about it...
Well, this really started out as a Repair ship, kind of like a flying dockyard. Pretty big difference, no? The reason THAT creation died in obscurity was a stand couldn't support it's weight and it was so ungainly in the first place. However, I thought it's undercarriage was worth salvaging. And I was right! The propeller definately could have been changed, but for the moment I'm happy with my unexpected success. This is proof that if a creation dies, keeping your favorite design feature CAN be useful. Sort of...
I'm sure there are much better ones out there. Just try it for yourself, and maybe it'll work out for you!
Now it's really over. So long, and leave me a fish or two! Those bloody dolphins stole all of mine.
Well now, two more likes and this fellow will be in my top 3. Someday I hope to take out those MOC Olympics creations with better ones... My boring plots aside, thanks guys!
@Davor: Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
@Deathknot: Well, I started out with one of those inverted 1x2x3 slope pieces, and attached it to the dish on the tires. I just continued from there, and it turned out okay!
@Chris: Thanks! It's a bit of a pain having to reverse your thinking for studs-down. It also cuts my parts-inventory in half because some of my favorite parts are now almost useless. It's pretty rewarding when it turns out alright though.
@John: Thanks, those are definately my favorite elements. Like I said before, the tire thing was the make-or-break element.
@Delta: No, this was over a completely different thing. The frogs weren't involved. Let's just say I no longer herd cats. And if you see Mr. Reaper when the frogs are done with you, tell him he can't have it. Blue Oyster Cult told me I've nothing to fear from him.
@Hans: That should definately be the official word for describing Steampunk. And I'm glad you like the Greebling. I like to think it's one of the things I'm good at.
why, so they wouldnt eat our Glorious Frog Overlords? I think you just got a 6 head thingies rating from me, but there isnt one. yet. i think you just (if i'm repeating my lines, sorry. i guess this tune-up program must be affeffeffecting my cybooooorg typist's sugar rushes. he gets them even when he eats SUGAR FREE GUM. it's scary, so i dont bring him with me, i leave him plugged in his computerering space. i meant that last one as a joke, oops this parenthesis is too long,) upgraded your ability by |500 POINTS!| when you started using hands. and where did you get so many grey hands? Good job. (i DID get a cyborg to do my chores. i am extremely sorry, Froggy Overlords! PLEASE DONT MAKE ME GO THROUGH THE "TREATMENT" AGAIN! ILL DO ANYTHING, JUST NOT THE "TREA-"! . . .) *screen blacks out and you hear sloshing noises mixed with screams.* and i think the grim reaper is still looking for his hood you stole in the sacrificier MOC. Again, good job Ribberts.
Well, you see, it all started back in 'nam...
And that's as far as I'm going with the fish story. All you really need to know is I owe some very powerful aquatic mammals a lot of money. My checkered past aside, thanks! The commentary's always one of my favorite things to do. It's just fun.
Yes! Fish! I can pay off the dolphins now!
@Bones: I don't think so, but it definately should be. And I'm glad the chests worked out! I'm still not sure what they're supposed to do though.
@LDD Guy: Thank you, I appreciate it!
@Oucho: As of yet, I've heard something like two Rammstein songs. The name just seemed to fit the ship perfectly.
@Louis: There will never be enough Steampunk Battleship-ery.
@Shifu: And because of that Ram it becomes twice as playable! It does cut it's life expecancy in half though.
@Farhan: Everyone loves the wheel idea. It's really just the byproduct of my love affair with wheels. I'm probably wrong, but I think there's a wheel of some form in every one of my creations.
@Sean: It always surprises me to look back on these. There are days when I wonder if I'm even on the right home page.
@Brick Freak: Thank you, I'm glad you think so!
Whew, that was one long post...
Nice to see some steampunk battleships! The design is pretty cool, the bridge reminds me a bit of the acclamator. The usage of wheels is perfect and the name is very interesting. All in all great job! BTW concerning your lack of photoshop, gimp is a pretty good alternative and for free!