This has been my project for several consecutive months now, and is a fighter inspired principally by Ikaruga (AMAZING game), but also more than a little by dasnewton's amazing Naganata, a purely stunning example of the power of this medium.
This build was extremely convoluted, has some delicacy, and has most of it's structure built off of only 2 studs-- while being one of my most robust and sturdy creations. It was incredibly difficult to construct the form that created itself in my mind, but I managed to pull it off to create my best work yet (by far), and I had an amazing time of it. C&C welcome.
The Seraph-class Superiority fighter was originally designed to be the prototype run for a series of mass-produced interceptor units, but as the four development prototypes and the singular frame archetype became more and more complicated, rising costs and a series of accidents cut the funding completely. The only surviving unit was the original frame, which was the only one modified to full specs. These specifications are highly classified, and a rumor has been floating around (despite the best efforts of the design team to quell it) that a fearsome secret weapon was added to the ship on top of it's already impressive capabilities. A single phrase, "Eternus Ira Obviam Deus", is the only record of any such hidden capability-- a weapon so powerful, it was never deployed in actual combat. The fighter is now sealed away in a location known to only one man, the last surviving remnant of a power beyond imagining.
The data gathered during it's construction and singular test flight was instrumental in the construction of a new line of spacecraft, though none would ever surpass it's complexity or potency....
...or something like that : D
Oh, and I forgot until recently to add this photo to a few groups. Sorry if that's any inconvenience :s