Targaryen has its name from my favorite fantasy series - A Song of Ice and Fire from G.R.R. Martin. Targaryens was a royal house that had a three headed dragon as its sigil. This battleship has indeed shape of three-headed dragon with three pairs of wings that resemble my another favorite creature - a seraph. This ship was made for several reasons : I wanted to make tribute to Ice Planet 2002, as Commander Cold, managed to introduce me into this beautiful theme by his extensive work. This ship tested my abilities alot, and I put much emphasis on anathomical issues and detail amount. As standard in my ships, ship has a solid framework that can really hold together even such composite design like this. Whole interior is also furnished and designed as living quarters for ship members. Ship is overarmed and has much engines to make it very fast to escape any enemy pursuit. As in my fantasy, I promised to give first Siaron 3.1. to my allied folks of Commander Colds colony on Krysto to make sure no-one will attack them again when Targaryen patrol on its orbit.
About this creation
Now come pictures of ships parts and structural issues. As always, making framwewok for such complex and composite creation was the hardest part. I managed to distinguish every part in some shade of blue or violet color. Ventral parts are violet, and you can see that they are actually arranged to look like chest and abdomen. Chest has its sternum (breast bone), ribs, abdomen has gastralia (abdominal ribs typical for crocodiles, dinosaurs and maybe dragons as well ) pelvis has pubic bone to look like actual bone, and the most posterior area is tail.
Anterior and lateral pair of wings are made from bright blue. They are the largest wings and they have the most important role in flying.
Superior pair of wings is cyan, and their role is not to hover, but to maneuver dragon in athmosphere. They are attached to dorsal part of thorax.
Posterior wings dont have their superior counterparts. They are meant to be for both functions – to hover and to propell dragon. Their postremous parts are snake-like and are there to protect a tail.
Dorsum is made of earth blue and have the exact strucutre of human spine – sacral and thoracic parts are dome-like and lumbal parts have its lordosis.
Morph note – dragon head : I have always had problems with frontal cockpits, despite it was my favorit part to create. They are visually central part of ships and they are often fetured on title picture, so they need to be eye-catching.
Idea note – capital viscera : Dragons head is not without purpose. In nasal part you can actually see the main cannon of the whole ship pinting in dragons nostrils. When it shoots, it looks like dragon is breathing flames. Heads mandible serves as entrance to ship, so astronauts are „eaten“ when the last one enters a ship. Above, in dragons „brain“ is the actual brain of ship, the bridge. The pilot seats in the middle head while gunmen control ships firepower from the lateral heads.
Anterior wings. As they are the most spreaded ones, I occupied their mostly with two items : On ventral side and the edges they are massive engines, both hovering and propelling ones. When sitet on the very edge of ship, they have the most force momentum to move ship in desired directions. On the other hand, cannons on the dorsa parts have the best posititon to have much wider target array.
Great orange domes are meant to be stores for items needed to rebuild a base.
Agregates of parabolae are espionage devices that contunually monitor surrounding space and ven hyper-space to prevent enemy to catch this battleship off-guard
Semi –arachs from trans blue bricks are shield emiters.
Lateral wings. They are very promining to space, so their purpose is mainly cannon-bearing.
Little blue domes with opaque blue nucleus are shot-absorbers. As it is an atriatian tech, Ice Planet folks were provided with ample of surplus of these devices, as they can not create or repair magic-based tech.
Tech note - three-simensional framework : These wings were very difficult to make due their steep profile. Most of my work was to ensure that parts wont fall apart. I used the technique from „Sirius“ Unitron Battship with joining two box-like segemnts with combination of horisontal bricks to prevent vertical beams from moving. Key parts was to make joints with space enough to insert vertical beam on the last place. Since that, I can predict that this design would probably holds its own even in real bricks.
Little parabolas are another sensoric organ of ship.
Superior wings. They were very difficult to make, is they are the oldest part of ship made in times i had not developed the thechniques to make Targaryen work. In contrast to other wings, these are vertically arranged so their medial containment is very well protected. In more detailed pics you can see actual torpedoes hidden there to take care of larger enemy ships.
Lateral parts are cevered with light cannons and big espionage parabollas.
Medial parts exposed, now you can see torpedoes.
Detail of superior wings framework.
Posterior wings. Their are the only wing pair that does not originate on thorax, but in pelvis instead. Dragon has no extremities, so I arranged wings to replace them and to resemble them visually. These are laterally spread like legs of birds aflown.
You can see propelling engines on the end of one of rays. Other one is ended by massive shield emitter that protectsmore vulnerable tail.
Ventral area of wings. Dull areas with circular plates were later filled with cannons and engines.
Tail. Its main idea was to bear some escape modules, but CPU capacity was not suffficient to anabl me to add them. Instead, I filled tail with cargo holders and reactors, that store surplus energy from enemy shots. As in Atritian or Unitron ships, those implode cores can be deattached and thrown ar enemy as deadly bomb, if it is overflowed with energy. This mechanism protect ship from overheating when inder enemy fire.
Trans neon orange wings protect rocket for satellites, which in original story was the key thech that Krysto folks were developing. So, they can not be missing.
Tail detail. See that it is arranged from series of four similiar particles that are arranged in fin-like agregates.
Postremous ship cannon.
Ventral ship parts. They are arranged to look like human trunk. It is filled with cargo caches. After opening ship floor, astronauts can have access to their personal possesions.
Big blue shell are to mimic pectoral muscles and pelvic wings, small shells are diagonal abdominal muscles. On the end of each part there is hovering engine.
Dropship chambers. You can see that beyond „pectoral muscles“ there are three chabmbers with drapdoor floor. They serve as airlocks that enables astronaut get out of ships. It has personal weapon holder with two ice-saws, two ice-pickaxes and four blasters to get rid of enemies.
Personal possesion locks.
Trunk detail. The most challenging part was to attach wings firmly to the trunk. I was not able to give pictures of thechique yet, but I have been using and developing it for some time, so 4th gengeration Siarons and later ships have it. If you see properly, you can see that some framework bricks are made from titanium-black instead of normal one. They are rectangle – like frames that are wide enough to spread both to trunk and to wings elements. Their purpose is to prevent vertical beams to fall apart from their horisontal box strucutures.
Better wiev of wing joining.
Ventral plating detail.
Dragons back. it has a plent of trans neon greed windows that were to mikick muscles between dragon scales.
Pelvic region contains stasis bars for astronauts that are transported for long distances. Also, lavatories are situated here, you can see them behind aerial barriers for more privacy.
Dorsal abdominal wall. I tried to mimick main dorsal muscle ( i dont know how to say „muscullus latissimus dorsi“ in english)
Open thorax with its „hearth. You can see little fighter below plating, and this is actually the proper bridge of all battleship. If dragons heads are damaged, ship can fully function manned by one man sitting in ships thorax. In case of ships destruction, he can escape using this flyer.
Little beds for astronauts. No one would chose stasis when he can sleep normally in his own bed looking on stars when falling asleep.
There are more stasis bars under beds, they can be also used as food deposits. Centrally there are showers for hygienic purposes, as well as caches with hot chocolade, which is favorite drink both for Krystonians and Atritians.
Wow. This is really incredible. My first thought was "wow, this would crash my LDD so many times over". Really great build though! I think the snowflake shape is very appropriate for an Ice Planet MOC.