Monday, February 27, 2012

Captain Jerome Fresten

Tired of Blacktron II figs yet? Possibly, so I'll change it up this time.

NAME: Captain Jerome Fresten
AGE: 36
BACKGROUND: Jerome Fresten was born and raised in the capital city of the Blacktron 1 homeworld. He is one of two children, and comes froma  family that has served the Blacktron I for three generations. His younger brother died in an accident when Jerome was just entering the Blacktron I Armed Forces Institute at the age of 17. He sped through the 4 year course, came out with top grades, and served diligently aboard a Renegade Class ship all the way up to his promotion as Captain at the age of 27. He captained a ship for one year before he was wisked away to a secret mission that undoubtably involves Space Police.
BEHIND THE SCENES: My first Blacktron I, he kind of automatically made captain right away so I made his back story to kind of fit that. I still have to practically shoot my younger sibling down whenever I bring him or either of my other Blacktron I's in the presence of one of my younger silbings, for he is very stubborn in the fact that he believes he should be the only one to have Blacktron I's in my family. he'll just have to get over that fact that I love ALL Blacktron's not just the II's (Though I do admit it is mainly focused on those guys)
ACQUIRED:  Bricklink, year rather abigous

Thursday, February 23, 2012

SLAM it down!

If I recall things correctly, building SLAMs (Which I assume stood for something) was a fad from a  few years ago, but Captain Redstorm, a regular builder of Blacktron, has resurected this fad, with this exellent little Blacktron II ship. Those massive guns on the sige are such a Blacktron thing, and I really love the little arrows on them.

More pictures here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Double feature!

Since I missed lsst weeks Bio, I'll do a double feature today. (Also these two go hand in hand, anyways)

NAMES: Captain Homer Frestle, Captain Bernard Frestle
NICKNAME:Hollowhead, Bigboy 
AGE:35, 33
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Aerial Intruder class Fighter Fighter
BACKGROUND: Homer and Bernard, brothers, joined at BMA at the age of 19 and 18 respectively, and both had high grades. Homer graduated as a Pilot, and Bernard as a security officer. Homer made captain at the age of 29, but Bernard only recently made the rank at the age of 32. both served on Aerial Intruders, and that is where the currently are serving, both commanding a whole squadron.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Not much to say about these two, other then they came in my first Blacktron set that I acquired. Also, the nick names come from that fact that one didn't have a solid stud type head, which meant I could tell him apart form my other Blacktron figs. (At the time, most all had that smiley face) and the other stemmed from the whole big suit that he had.
ACQUIRED: 6981 Aerial Intruder, via Bricklink 2005

Monday, February 13, 2012

So many angles.....

A new Blacktron II spaceship has surfaced on Flickr, and I had to blog it right away. Shown here is the CE-1 Cyborg Express, built by Vid Legradic. A beautiful ship that has a lot more angles then I could ever do, which I think has something to do with the reason I hear Wraith Hive Ship sounding noises when I look at this.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Alpha Centauri

As alluded to in my last post, I linked to as a yet unposted Spaceship.

I am now rectifying that.

The Alpha Centauri is a ship I built that was based on my second Blacktron ship I built (Which in turn was based on the ship in 6988). Yeah, this one is a vast improvement in every aspect. It has engines, no baseplates, less white, less baseplates, a much better interior layout (But still not perfect) Did I mention no baseplates?

Anyways, enough talking more pictures here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Captain Jacob Thunder

NAME: Captain Jacob Thunder
AGE: 34
BACKGROUND: Captain Jacob Thunder was an only sibling, and was raised by his mother, for his father died when he was 7. He tried to join the Blacktron Military Academy (BMA) when he was 16, but he was denied.  He failed his pre-requisite, and he kept trying until he was accepted at the age of 19. he had to take an extra year at the academy, for he failed his third year. After serving on the Hammerhead for most of his career, he was finally promoted to captain at the age of 34. He was assigned to the Alpha Centauri, in which the maiden voyage is scheduled in a few weeks time.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Like all my figs that use the Johnny Thunder face, this minifigs automatically got a first name starting with a J, and the last name Thunder. He is also technically not from 6988, but I decided to 'assign' him there, mainly because I could only remember 4 of the 5 figs who originally came with it.
ACQUIRED: 6988 Alpha Centauri Outpost, 2005 (Bricklinked)