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We got nukes, we got knives, we got sharp sticks

The Sulaco is one of my all-time favorite spaceship designs, a big brutalist box with pointy bits coming out the front, reflecting the aesthetics of the Marine’s pulse rifles without overdoing the similarity. It’s a classic design and has been done skillfully by various builders quite a few times over the years, but this latest by Shannon Ocean might be the best yet.


Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum

Brother Steven artfully captures the moment a home intruder breaks in and steals the owner’s valuables, before subsequently escaping and murdering the wronged homeowner. I never quite got the moral of that story.

I particularly like the expression on the giant’s face in the picture above, but be sure to check out the full shot for the fantastic details.

The littlest whaler hunting the littlest whales

Dane gives us a sweet triple play of great builds, with a bleak monochrome style perfectly suited to a dreary rainy Monday.

The unexpected star of the show is this twistedly twee whaling ship, chasing the last of the pygmy whales across the cold ocean.

On the other end of the grey spectrum is this sleek mech, a study in clean design and smooth lines, every inch exuding brutal intent.

Between the Hammer and the Anvil

The stakes for SHIPtember just keep getting higher, as Stijn Oom sets the bar up another notch. His Hammerfall GunSHIP is an instant classic; a brutally utilitarian dropship in bulkhead grey, all screaming metal and monstrous engines.

Like all the best SHIPwrights, Stijn sucks you in with the initial enormity inherent to every SHIP, but it’s the details that count and the Hammerfall has those in spades. There are too many to list, so here’s a beauty shot of some of the best.

As if this build wasn’t cool enough, it was based on artwork by the frequently featured Pierre Fieschi. This sort of exchange of ideas between builders is, to me, one of the greatest parts of the FOL community.