Following my teaser post, here is the mystery UNSC ship. A Poseidon-class Light Carrier as seen on Halo Wikia in the background of a picture with the Infinity.
About this creation
Thanks for waiting patiently for my latest upload, as I've had a busier week than expected, but it has also been a more productive week. I'll explain soon!
Anyways, for one final chance to all you MOCer's out there, I'm posting this UNSC ship with the title 'Mystery' not because that is the class, but because as with the teaser post earlier I'm hoping an avid fan of Halo will recognize it and guess the type. The lucky soul who does within one week will be the one I email first once I've made an LDD copy of the ship, with it then going public much later. A fun little contest I think. :) After the week is up I'll edit the post to include the class.
EDIT! Contest ends Dec 1st! That means December 2nd the big reveal is coming! Make your guesses soon!
EDIT! Contest is over! As you can see in the renamed title, this beauty is a Poseidon-class Light Carrier, which I've constructed from reference and design photos found on the Halo Wikia. Last night I disassembled her, taking pictures as I went along so I can share how she is made as promised. Those pictures will be uploaded in a separate MOC post as time allows me. Thanks to Indy and N Harmonia for guessing and playing along. I hope to make something just for you guys in the near future!
Disclaimer : The above background is not my own and was found online during a search for a 'free cityscape'. As the website was in another language (russian?) I can't confirm this, but here is the source for proper accreditation - http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/originals/2013/Cities__038463_.png
The image background directly above is from the Halo Wikia.
Quoting Lee Jones
A lovely build - thanks for sharing. Lee.
Thanks Lee! It was fun to figure out with so little reference to go by, just the one city photo and some concept sketches which didn't exactly match what the final seen in game was. My favourite part was how I managed to fit the frontal engine assembly and sensor array under the sloped sides. How about you? And if you wanted, I did post the pics of it from pieces disassembled to completed so you can build one of your own!
Quoting N Harmonia
Is it a UNSC Behemoth-class tug, or is it a Vindication-class light battleship?
Sorry N Harmonia! Neither of those answers is the correct one. I will say the clue lies in the original picture I sourced from, which is the one with the UNSC Infinity over the city. Where I've photoshopped my ship in, it is covering the actual image of the ship I've built from. Find the photo original, and maybe, find the original ship...
Quoting Indy Beetle
Hmm. Perhaps a strident class frigate? Maybe one of those battleship models in the post war UNSC?
Good guess Indy, but not quite the answer. I'll actually be posting a few pics of my Strident-class frigate sometime this week (I've just got to sit and do the photoshopping, to keep the theme!). I don't know if I can give any hints without giving it away, but I did my hw at the Halo Wikia so keep at it and good luck!