LC185 USSA Invincible Light Cruiser Pirate Fightin by rickking ()
This is one that I did on Saturday. I did all of the modeling work and detailing including the texturing. This is based on a story I am writing.
Here is a sample...
Captain Tobias Jones stood upon the bridge of his ship and watched the Majestic Star, the ship that he and his men had just plundered, burn in space. He watched as the fires that raged throughout the ship make its way to the power plant near the stern of the mighty interplanetary passenger liner. Captain Sterns would have been proud him this day. For on this day he has had his revenge.
With an ever widening grin, he watched the various life pods eject from the hull carrying its desperate cargo of innocent human lives. In one of them he knew-Thomas would be. A particular one caught his eye as he over saw the vast scene of twisted metal and floating bodies. His mind drifted back to the days of his merchant marine training. He remembered the endless days of catering to the every whim of the upper classmen, many of who took delight in bullying the freshmen newbs. One particular senior that enjoyed making Tobiasâ��s life miserable specifically was Thomas Law.
â��Zoom in on sector 2B.â�� he ordered. Obediently one of his bridge crew complied with the command. â��A little bit moreâ�¦ focus on the view port.â��
â��Aye Captain.â�� The viewport came into sharp focus. There before him he could see the object of all of his pent-up rage and hatred. Twenty four years since those days long ago, Tobias had dreamed of this moment. Carefully, he had tracked his nemesisâ��s career from the shadows. He was even there when he married his longtime girlfriend.
Once, he had thought he had his revenge, but as it turned out, it was Melody that was killed instead. Melody was another reason he hated him. She was in his class at the Academy and he had fallen in love with her. He thought that she had loved him too, judging from the passion they shared when they made love. But in the end, she had chosen Thomas. Again he had beaten him. Time after time, it seemed Law was a pain in his side. A wound that would not heal. Thomas was the jock, the smart one, the handsome one-always it was him!
Tobias ended his time at the academy during his junior year. He decided that maybe a career at one of the big colonies at Jupiter would be the best place for him. With no family left, he could start off fresh. As fate would have it, the transport he was on was overtaken by a pirate gang. Through circumstances, he joined them and after more than a decade, he was their leader. Captain Sterns had been a good mentor, right up till the opportunity Tobias had to kill him.
With just a gesture of his hand, his weapons officer pressed the button that launched a missile toward the helpless pod. Thomas Law glanced up and saw the coming death from the small viewport and stared at it as his escape pod exploded into a million pieces of metal and flesh. Tobias had enjoyed killing. He took pleasure in the fact that his longtime foe was dead.
Skipper, his dog, made his way across the bridge and licked his masterâ��s hand. Tobias bent down and picked up the small lap dog that he had cared for since it was a puppy, the only creature in the solar system that really loved him and stroked her soft fur. The animal licked his face. â��Yes my dear,â�� Tobias said to the dog. â�� I will feed you now.â�� And then he turned away and left the bridge.