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MOC: Intimidator Class Assault Cruiser (Mini)

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I have never been a person for MOC's and I've spent £500 on LSW over the years; blindly following the orders given by the instructions of the sets I buy. But recently, I thought to myself, "Hey, I should stop taking orders from a piece of paper!" and so this was created.

Judge the bad building techniques if you want, but any MOCer should know how hard your first MOC is, especially with limited pieces. So here goes.....

The Intimidator Class Assault Cruiser was used widely by the Galactic Republic during the end of the Clone Wars as a battlecruiser escort and planetry defense ship. After the Rise of the Empire, it was used for a short time as a Heavy Frigate, accompanying the likes of the Imperial-Class Star Destroyer. Armed with merely 3 heavy turbolaser batteries and ten medium laser batteries which were concealed while away from battle, this ship was more a starfighter carrier than full-on warship, and due to the small amount of weaponry and under-whelming size (despite the name) was slightly more maneuverable than it's larger cousin, the Venator Class Battle Cruiser. The crew compliment was extremely high for a ship of it's size carrying more than 10,000 troops as well as 2,000 crew, and the ship was noted as being a 'living nightmare for claustrophobics'. The cruiser carried many varieties of starfighters and land vehicles alike, including 20 AT-TEs and 275 AT-RTs.

After the fall of the Galactic Empire, the ship was used by the New Republic as a peace-keeping diplomatic escort and was also outfitted for planetary bombing by pirates who were able to obtain 3 of the cruisers. All 3 were destroyed in 16 ABY.

Notable people who used the Intimidator Class included Jedi General Aayla Secura as her Capital Ship following the destruction of both of her Venators, and Jedi Master Yoda. The most well-known ship of this class was the Escalor, which famously managed to destroy four Separatist heavy cruisers without any reinforcements. The ship was finally de-commisioned from military and planetary use in 39 ABY after the ships simultaneously suffered a catastrophic generator failure, however four were kept in service for humanitarian use.

And now on to the pictures:

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Note the overhang of the main engine at the back of the ship.

Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave any comments you may have on this creation. :classic:

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Really nice! I know how you feel having a lack of parts, but this is great. I'm starting to like mini-scaled MOCs more and more! Could you post a comparison with the "real" ship? Again, good job!

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Very nice :thumbup:, the design is very reminiscent of other Star Destroyer Classes.

Could you post a comparison with the "real" ship? Again, good job!

It's fanon I think.

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Yes, this is only a fanon ship, and therefore this is the only one of it's kind. It is loosely based on both the Republic era cruisers and Empire Star Destoyers. Think of it as a hybrid. default_classic.gif

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Looks waaaaaay better than my first moc. The bridge looks good and it has a very republicish feel to it :thumbup:

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First MOC? Wow, I like it! :wub:

Definitially looks like it would make an awesome republic ship. Keep up the good work!

-jasbury

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For a first attempt at a mini scale MOC, i think you did a pretty good job! I do feel the relative proportions are a bit off here and there: i think the superstructure (bridge) is a bit high compared to the hull, whereas the hull itself seems a bit flat. Still, i really like the sharp lines and how it is instantly recognizable as a republic/imperial ship. I'd love to see more of your creations! :thumbup:

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whereas the hull itself seems a bit flat.

I thought that myself, but I still thought that overall, it looked quite good. default_classic.gif

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