I love this ship, for some unknown reason, the design has just always stuck with me. The ship was originally called "Nell" as that was the AI that controlled the ship ... a cranky, school-marm type AI that didn't like people and especially didn't like new pilots taking her out for a spin. The ship was stated to be an "old Corsair" and first appeared in Corman's SW-esque homage to "The Magnificent 7" titled "Battle Beyond the Stars". Major names in that show. "Space Raiders" was just a quick script that used a majority of its FX shots taken directly from BBTS, including some of the footage that wound up on the cutting room floor for BBTS. You really have to watch both to get all of BBTS in the FX department. IMHO, BBTS is the better film.
If you're interested, Fantastic Plastic makes a 1/144 resin miniature of this model. I waited a looooong time for this ship to be made into a commercial model. I've seen many people scratch-build this ship but I never had the skills to do that. When you lack the skills but have the cash, there's always a solution somewhere.
Keep up the great work! There's not enough love for "Nell" out there ...
Nice! I want something like this for the cover of the post apocalypse game I'm designing ... "Out in the Ruins".
Nice! Silpheed and its amazing designs don't even begin to get the love that they deserve!
"Feet First Into Hell!" ODST! Still my favorite HALO game out of all the HALO games.