I've posted some stuff on this project else where, so many of you have probably already seen this project, this is just a cut down & catch up version here at Zealot. As you'll see from the pics, the project made it to 75 % finished, unfortunately it all stalled thanks to a minor build issue, that dominoed into a necessary re-design of the parts. I'll get it finished as soon as time permits, In the mean time,here's just some pics as food for thought. It may be considered sacrilege to start designing non-cannon craft to fit into the 'Alien' franchise, although it was fun to follow through on a 'what else' sort of question. Its a simple premise, the Colonial Marines must have had 'other' spacecraft, besides the way cool ones we see in the movies = SOooo....what would a Colonial Marines Fighter / Interceptor look like..? I'd always like the look of the Cobra Gunship Helicopters, so using that as a guide, and a spot of 3d mesh bashing, this was my interpretation of what a Colonial Marines 'Cobra' spacecraft might look like. I'd originally envisaged a smaller craft with a two man crew similar to the Cobra helicopter, possibly as a companion model ( in scale) to Jan Rukr's Dropship model, however for various reasons its evolved into a larger craft, probably closer to a corvette type vessel with a four man crew. I'm pretty far from being knowledgeable on Alien's hardware, although as far as i can tell, there was/is no reference to the Sulaco carrying assault type vessels ( other than the dropship.) I did find a few references to Bougainville class starships, although its hard to tell what's considered 'cannon?' and what isn't. Anyway, this cobra doesn't have a home to speak of, except in the form of a fictional frontline starship I'm calling the Suzunex - Sue' zoo ' nex. Well... it starts with an 'S' anyway. * I had some excellent input from some other modelers, in regard to the possible/ probable weaponry it could/should carry, so the load out is still all in a state of flux. Some pics of its evolution so far.