I've been asked by the magazine "3D Artist" to make a tutorial on the creation of an "insect battleship" (like the "Moth Starship") (you can see the project here : http://bit.ly/GF946Z).
But instead of making a tutorial on an existing ship, I decided to create another battleship based on the the same workflow to start a small fleet.
So I chose to make a bigger battleship. The Lucanus, like the Moth, flows in space bent on itself like a cocoon, but when attacking, it opens its wings and large claws. It's heavy shield makes it nearly undestuctible, but despite some defensive towers it's only effective way of attacking is to head straight on the enemy with it's gigentic claws. It's first purpose is to transport a fleet of small vessels specialised in short-range attack : the Moro-Sphinx.
The Lucanus may also use his claws to collect raw materials in space (asteroids, ruins of defeated battleships, ...). The raw materials are crushed into its mouth, then sorted and what can be reused is returned in the workshops at the rear of the ship. That way, the Lucanus can reproduce the destoyed Moro-Sphinx during its travels between two battles.