Black Sun Empire's CT-3060 Commando Ship, one of the more menacing craft they have to offer.
About this creation
Back home, back to lego and everything else that's cool (drinking beer in the nice sunny weather) and straight to work on something I'd had in mind for a while.
A long time ago, in a bedroom not that far away, my little brother made his 'white star wars style ship'(http://mocpages.com/moc.php/98170). To this day, it still only has only 1 'like' and 2 comments, yet I think it's really cool. OK, maybe not up to Mark Kelso or Steef de Prouw standard, but the shape, the look, the idea was there.
So I decided to remake it, into a dark, black, BSE version. Though keeping nearly exactly the same shape, I upped the scale and made it nearly twice as big, in order for it to be minifig scale. I could have gotten away with saying it was even bigger (different scale) but I like making the interiors too, so that's that decided.
Anyway, here we have the CT-3060 commando ship. You wouldn't want to see one if your allegiances weren't with the Black Sun Empire. This ship is fairly uncommon, due to its large manufacturing cost - but it has everything. Powered by four huge thrusters, having shields adapted from much larger vessels, a high-end communications system and even a cloaking device and an arsenal of weapons bristling from under each wing, there's not much else this sip needs.
I originally thought my brother's ship was sort of like the moldy crow (on the front anyway), and he thought my engine design was a little like a corvette (the corellian variety, not the chevrolet one, needless to say), and I guess it's sort of a little halfway there - though much smaller than a corvette in size.
The CT-3060 has a pilot, navigator, and a team of four commandos on board. There's plenty of space to store weapons, tools and anything else they might need (save large bulky equipment and vehicles). I went for a blacked-out cockpit cuz it looks cool; and on the line of bits that look cool; check out those side intakes and gun arrays :)
All in all I'm quite happy with how this turned out. For a ship of its size and scale I love the way it looks, and hope you do too :)
If you like this model, and if you're into what I guess could best be describes as 'dark sci-fi' , check out the Black Sun Empire group - http://mocpages.com/group.php/5853 - and if you want to make models for the BSE feel free to join :)
Also be sure to check out the model this was based on - my little brother's getting better at building and has made a few vehicles and ships for the BSE himself, the laest of which is really cool. well, I did help him build it... :)
You can find his stuff here - http://mocpages.com/home.php/14570.
More coming soon.... for now, consider my brother's latest four creations the next four models in the Black Sun Empire.