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Colonial Fuel Frigate
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Okay. So I know what youíre thinking, and no, I havenít entered the witness protection program. Maybe I donít know exactly what youíre thinking, but at least now you know I didnít see a heinous crime go down which put my life in mortal danger, so thereís a feather in your cap.

My time with LEGO has been a bit spotty over the past year. I have to admit, I wasnít having the most fun with it and had to step away for a time to proceed with other activities. (Youíll be happy to know that I can now hold a conversation about many of the wonderful TV shows made available on Netflix). The time away has recharged my creativity tanks and Iíve got a couple MOCs to show off. Unfortunately, the other one will have to wait until after BrickWorld.

This one is for a project Iíve been working on for a while involving ships inspired by Battlestar Galactica. This guy is exactly 20 studs by 40 studs and although it doesnít exactly match anything that you would have seen in the episodes of the 1970ís version of the classic sci-fi serial, I sat down and studied the ships of the fleet between the internet and my best friend, Netflix, and came up with a ship that I believe would fit right in with the Colonial Fleet. Of course, I would like to hear from our communityís resident BSG experts on that. Not that I need validation, just a little confirmation to substantiate that my efforts have been approved by other people.

Thatís not validation, is it? Iíll look it up.

Oh.

Anywho, this is a Colonial Fuel Frigate. Every fleet needs a ship that carries extra fuel. I imagine that this ship sits on the fringes of battle and gives the Vipers a mobile unit to dock with and refuel when the need arises. I was toying with some defense concepts for this work, and in the end I gave it a couple token cannons, but itís most effective defense element is the beefy engines in case the battle gets too hot around its hidey-hole and needs to turn tail and flee. The ships of the Colonial Fleet in the 70ís were heavily textured, which fits my style, so I made sure to greeble this thing half to death.

What do you think?












Yeah. Couldn't resist.













Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think? Are you going to be in Schaumburg, Illinois in a couple weeks? Stop by my table to see this build, and maybe say hi or something.



Comments

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  July 11, 2019
Congrats on MOTD! Great to see this again: the only survivor of BattleSHIP!
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  November 11, 2016
TIM..... This is one spectacular little creation and for all of its glory fits in perfectly with all BSG designs and creativeness. YES I am very BIAS... lol. Keep up the great work and I am glad you are back playing with your blocks again. They do you proud.
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  June 22, 2016
Quoting El Barto ! I know, can't believe I missed meeting Topsy! I also have to mention, because Tim's too humble, that his Colonial Fuel Frigate was the last SHIP standing at the Brickworld First Annual Battleship Challenge!!! Congrats Tim!!! In no small part to my seat-of-the-pants strategy, of course. In a come from behind win. Sometimes you've got to roll the hard six! Great to see you again, Commander, and meet your lovely wife!
I only follow orders, Admiral. It's always a pleasure to see you, man, and an honor to fight by your side. Glad you got to meet the better half, and glad she got to see the sordid underbelly of BrickWorld. She has already mentioned how much she enjoyed meeting you, and has vowed to get the all access pass from now on. Now begins my throwing-pride-to-the-dogs campaign to go next year. Do you know whether you're attending next year? It would undoubtedly help my cause;) Until next time, my friend.
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  June 20, 2016
I know, can't believe I missed meeting Topsy! I also have to mention, because Tim's too humble, that his Colonial Fuel Frigate was the last SHIP standing at the Brickworld First Annual Battleship Challenge!!! Congrats Tim!!! In no small part to my seat-of-the-pants strategy, of course. In a come from behind win. Sometimes you've got to roll the hard six! Great to see you again, Commander, and meet your lovely wife!
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  June 20, 2016
Quoting Topsy Creatori It's big, it's beefy, it's beautiful! Hope it will land in Chicago for us to enjoy in person! :)
It landed, Topsy. And after I saw you leave the convention, I found out it was you. What a bummer! I would have liked to say hi.
 I like it 
  June 16, 2016
Your pics are beau-ti-ful!! Your frigate is awesome.
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  June 16, 2016
It's big, it's beefy, it's beautiful! Hope it will land in Chicago for us to enjoy in person! :)
Tim C
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Tirrell Brown
  June 12, 2016
Excellent greebling and shaping. It really lookslike a supply/support type vessel.
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  June 8, 2016
Sorry I haven't commented on this sooner. I'm playing catchup. Magnificent work as always Tim. I love that you kept the design style from the Battlestar. Awesome greebleing too.
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  June 8, 2016
Very well achieved likelyness, in shape and texture! The greeblies are looking great, but not exaggerated! I most like the design around the engine-halfcones, with makes them fit perfectly to whole ship. Brilliant Work!
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  June 7, 2016
Very neat ship, looks very BSG-ish to this non-expert.
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  June 5, 2016
Well worth taking some time to look at this model. Great greebles, as always from you! The small flash of red lifts the whole build and takes it beyond those 1970s TV models which seemed to be entirely grey (in my mind at least). I also like the ribs on the underside, which clearly link it into the design theme of the Battlestar ships. Well worth the wait to see this one!
Tim C
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matt rowntRee
  June 3, 2016
Aw yeah! Tim shows up with a ship in a swooshy background with stars whizzing past; my day is complete! Love the shape you have going here, it really mimics the angularity of the original Battlestars and their side pods. That red stripe is a nice touch, kind of screams KEEP CLEAR! It has a nice VV feel with the prongs/pods protruding forward giving it an aggressive stance. Can't wait to see it at BW, and you I suppose. ;)
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  June 3, 2016
Now, that's EXACTLY what somebody in the witness protection program would say!
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  June 3, 2016
Worthy of a comment. Great little.... er big MOC.
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  June 3, 2016
Pretty frakin' cool here, Chief! You are correct in that a fleet needs a tanker. In fact, they referred to a tanker in the reimagined series when they were looking for Starbuck, although it was never shown. I like the design, reminds me of a Colonial Gunstar, and love that red stripe. BSG Expert approved! See you at the rendezvous, Commander!
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  June 3, 2016
Tim, that's seriously good. Welcome back - maybe it's time for me to dust off the Lego desk too...
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  June 3, 2016
Really nice work and parts usage on this one :)
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  June 3, 2016
Wicked!
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  June 3, 2016
Tim, welcome back! Love this! Yes, I'll be in Schaumburg - will try to say hi on the Saturday.
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  June 3, 2016
37.5% more greebles = 37.5% higher lightspeed than Einstein's.
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  June 3, 2016
Beefy! And great edits!
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  June 3, 2016
Nice ship with neat detailings!
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  June 3, 2016
movie prop result, fantastic!
 
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