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UNSC Falling Star WiP by fongsaunder UNSC Falling Star WiP by fongsaunder
Work In Progress for the UNSC Carrier Falling Star CFV-23

Probably one of my biggest models to date. Sketchup hangs and crashes alot when building it, and it's not even half done yet. Average render time with a single core is estimated at 40 minutes with all lights.

In short, it's one beast of a ship. (poly-wise)

Armament includes point-defense 50mm chainguns, primary "Super"-class MAC and secondary cruiser-calibre MAC, Archer missile pods and Shiva nuclear warheads. Air wing can carry up to 40 C709 Longsword Fighter-Bombers, 30 Sabre Interceptors (I may change this once more detail on the Sabres come out from Halo reach), numerous Albatross and Pelican dropships, Sparrowhawks and Hornet CAS birds. HEV bays are located on the underside of the main hangar, with dual landing decks on each hangar module (think Battlestar Pegasus style). Next to these are "slow" landing decks on the main superstructure (inspired by Starship Trooper's Rodger Young), that allows casual landings and additional storage for Pelicans and smaller craft "on-deck" to prevent cluttering in the landing bays for the excessively huge Longswords.

Ship role is mostly for fleet engagements, as opposed to the only other carrier we see in canon, the UNSC Spirit of Fire (and one fine ship she is). The Spirit of Fire seems more of an assault ship, carrying troops and supplies to support "amphibious" landings from space or in-atmosphere, as well as lower-powered MACs for supporting planetside units. In contrast, the UNSC Falling Star is designed primarily for engagements against Covenant capital ships (hence her heavy MAC loadout and thick battle-plate), and a heavier combat air-wing and smaller Marine complement.

Had to do a tad load of research for this. The overall design was influenced by the TCS Tiger's Claw, TCS Concordia and the Ralari-class Kiltrathi destroyer from the Wing Commander movie, while components and other features from Halo's Frigate, Marathon and Halcyon classes, along with the Rodger Young (Starship Troopers), Sulaco (Aliens) and Battlestars Galactica and Pegasus (BSG).
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Sherlockinater Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I just want to say, in case you did not know, the Spirit of Fire is a re-purposed colony ship. It's also one of the few ships to take on a Covenant ship of equal size and win.
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That looks awesome:D (Big Grin) =P (Razz) 
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BrotherAlpha13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Amazing work! Just out of curiosity, would a Pegasus be capable of direct confrontation with Covenant capital ships?
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BrotherAlpha13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Awesome ship. Would definitely want it in my fleet. :3

Almost looks like it could be a supercarrier. Hm, while we're on the topic of supercarriers... you should create one. ;3
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ArtViewerDWJ Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Writer
If you give me the length, width, and depth/height of the ship. I can narrow down the number of Archer missile pods and 50mm guns it has.
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blackmir75 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
hey do you mind if i use this in a fanfic i'll give you credit thanks
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist
If credit is given when it's due, go on right ahead.

Have fun

(:
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blackmir75 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
sure thing she is a beautiful ship so im pretty sure i'll have fun fitting her in
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blackmir75 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
nice work !
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Jimmie822 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I'm making a live action Halo film (Halo: Operation Sandstorm) set in the pre-covenant human war, and I was wondering if you could do some 3d modelling for the film. Please email me at jimmie822@gmail.com if you are interested.

The story of the film so far is based around a small event in Halsey's Diary.
The freedom and liberation party (insurrectionist group) have detonated a nuclear device in the Haven Arcology On Mamore, and threatened to bomb more colonies if the UNSC don't surrender the planet Liro to them. ONI cannot give the planet to them because of ONI research facilities on the planet, so they decide to storm the Rebel Headquarters with a large battalion of ODSTs. After infiltrating the heavily guarded military base, the ODSTs uncover a deadly virus that the rebel group have been trying to control (flood), code hydra and code omega 3 are initiated. (code hydra meaning 'biological warfare hazard' and omega 3 meaning 'all troops must retreat at all costs') That is as far as I have gotten up to in writing it at the moment.
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