Spaceship Challenge, Earthling: Archangel Michael
I think I will create the Archangel Michael from "Footfall". I've wanted to model it for a long time; this gives me an excuse. If I make miraculous time, I may also model Message Bearer, but I doubt I'll have enough time to finish Michael.
Michel is an Orion class spaceship. That is, it consists of a payload area, beneath which are tremendous shock absorbers, beneath which is a large, hemispherical plate.
You toss nuclear bombs underneath the plate, and the ship will move.
What will make the model difficult is the "nurnies". The Archangel Michael of the story was armed with everything from the guns of battleships, to "stove-pipe" single-man attack craft, to gamma ray lasers, to 2 space shuttles. All of which hung on the outside of the ship.
(Hey, we'd already lost Kansas and India, we were throwing everything we could at the snouts to get them off our planet and out of our sky!)
elephantinc made me think of modeling this ship, since the Traveler Fithp resembled baby elephants with bifurcated trunks and assault rifles.
I'll start submitting screenshots asap.
"Even a brick wants to be something" - Louis Kahn