One of the lurkers here, although lurking didn't stop me from acquiring some awesome conversion kits from our benefactor on this site
In some of the images below you'll see some evidence of that.
In the midst of procrastinating on a few other projects (I'm a stay at home dad for 6 months so I suddenly have a little time), I thought I'd crack open some of Zacs goodies and do a bit of a conversion. I loved the style of the Black Ship conversion kit and had acquired 2, but thought I'd risk a few bits and see if I could build something even more intimidating. Based on the standard IN cruiser chassis, I wanted to stretch things out and give the Inquisition a scary heavy hitter of Grand Cruiser/ Fast BB class.
The first stage was to broaden and lengthen the profile, and after remembering I had some inquisition etched brass, thought I'd make a bit of a statement. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6yX4kP ... sp=sharing
You can see a bit of production line behind as well.. Wanting something that packs a punch but also can send a planet-terrifying host of drop pods and attack craft, I've used a set of launch bays and heavy batteries at the bottom front (underneath the symbol) is a modified weapons battery scoped as a planetary assault bay (drop pod launcher). I extended the wings for the look of it. I don't mind the glow on the Inquisition symbol, slightly metaphorical I thought...
For the Prow, I loved the Launch bay set but wanted to make it a bit more broad and threatening. So I used two. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6yX4kP ... sp=sharing
And that's kind of where I'm at. I'm not sure whether about the side wings yet, Would love an opinion:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6yX4kP ... sp=sharinghttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6yX4kP ... sp=sharing
Overall, I'm happy - I haven't done much kitbashing in a while and I'm really enjoying getting back into it. I can't help but feel it looks like the WW2 BB Yamato had sex with a Klingon Bird of Prey (obscure?), but I like it.
Humbly submitted for judgement, flaming, suggestions, etc to my betters. And please let me know if the images work! I'd love to embed them but I don't know how.