I've been on a bit of a building kick lately, and today I finished a starfighter just in time for the "Show Us What You Got" contest that the Starfighters group on Flickr is holding. I present to you, the Manticore. In the immortal (huh?) words of my crappily written backstory that I tacked on at the last minute,
The Manticore modular combat platform was designed to fill several roles with one ship. Its powerful twin magnetically-vectored plasma drives enable it to be both swift and agile while carrying diverse loads. Various weapons packages, cargo - even evacuees from damaged ships - can be carried using the modular coupling system between the ship's forward prongs and under the cockpit. The Manticore seen here has been fitted with a heavy antimatter cannon mounted for an assault mission. The plasma cannons on either side of the ship also pack quite a punch in dogfight situations.
Now I have to go finish that essay that I forgot about until today.
Oh, and our own Jacob has also built a fighter for that contest that I will now link to in really tiny text so that he can't blog it. Muahahahaha.
EDIT BY JACOB: TRY ME, BRAH
EDIT BY DEAN: I'M NOT A BRA!
EDIT BY JACOB: THAT ISN'T WHAT I MEANT. GOOD SIR, YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON THE COLLOQUIAL VERNACULAR.
EDIT BY DEAN: I KNEW THAT WASN'T WHAT YOU MEANT. GOOD SIR< YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SARCASM.
EDIT BY JACOB: MY CHARMING FRIEND, I TOO WAS EXHIBITING SARCASM OF TEH HIGHEST CALIBRE. WE COULD CONTINUE ON LIKE THIS FOREVER, IF YOU WISH, BUT I GROW MOST TIRED OF IT. ALSO, USE THE CAPS LOCK INSTEAD OF HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY.
EDIT BY DEAN: EXCELLENT DEDUCTION, MY DEAR WATSON. BUT CAPS LOCK IS OF THE DEVIL.
EDIT BY JACOB: I'M HOLMES, YOU'RE ROBIN.