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  1. PhantomFury

    This is far more gorgeous than a TIE silencer will ever be.

  2. Anonymous

    Well done!

  3. Anonymous

    Hey Fractal what do you think of the TIE Scout?

    • Fractalsponge

      The concept and role are solid but the design is ugly as sin 😛

      If I did one, I’d probably make it an Avenger variant.

      • gorkmalork

        *squints at an X1 with shaved-down lower winglets, oversized *upper* winglets & a plus-sized dorsal refrigerator*

        …Sithspew, no wonder I apparently memory-holed that one for a while. Even if your Avenger render wasn’t both slick & spacious, hard to do *worse* than the official Scout visual.

        Speaking of TIE tangents, more/less agreed re: your SDnet commentary about upper-end variants needing *someplace* for machinery besides the cockpit ball & wing struts. Doesn’t even have to be much by non-Sienar fighter standards-I get the distinct impression you could hyperdrive & shield-retrofit an eyeball or squint with, say, the mini-trunk & rear wingroot extensions of Rebels’ Inquisitor TIEs. Not even sure said refits would hamper handling to the degree cited in Legends X-wing books.

      • Anonymous

        Anyway Fractal what do you think of the TIE Vanguard that have a similar role to the TIE Scout?

        • Fractalsponge

          They are going to be used differently I assume. Scout is independently hyper capable and a long range recon craft. Vanguard/rc seem like…manned sensor nodes for a mothership.

          • Anonymous

            Vanguard/rc being manned on the mothership huh so they will be less of the fighter then right?

  4. gorkmalork

    Missiles, triple modular fighter-grade mounts, and no small degree of streamlining despite the light-gunboat mass. Even sans those light turbos, one of the neater outward-winged TIE creations in recent memory.

  5. Steve Bannon

    A TIE that is conceivably a match for a CR90 Corvette in a straight-up gunfight. Now all we need to do is hope someone at Disney lurks these threads to put one of them in the next season of Rebels or the Han Solo movie.

    • gorkmalork

      You’d probably want a flight of four to properly mob your average CR or Quasar Fire, but Force knows these brutes would ensure brown trousers on any YT freighter (or lighter) in their frontal arc. ‘Course, now I get to visualize one in a knife-fight with that micro-superlaser B-wing. Speaking of fiendishly hax small craft, how do we like this thing’s chances of whacking an XM-1 before it makes with the torpedo spam?

      • Little Grasshopper

        I like the odds, that’s an insane amount of firepower moving with Avenger-ish performance.

        Is there any info on shield strength?

    • Eric Otness

      Just so we’re clear, by “next season”, you mean Season 4, right? Only asking because Star Wars Rebels won’t have any more seasons after that, it’s the final season.

      • gorkmalork

        In that case, I’d be honestly surprised if more than one handful of original, OT or currently-Legends designs get (re)introduced. Most interesting development might be watching Scarif from the Ghost’s cockpit.

  6. Astro1derboy

    Outstanding (as usual)!!

  7. Anonymous

    This is AMAZING. period

    • Anonymous

      Also: Heavy fighter, gun boat, personal transport? I’d love to know it’s role.

      • George Apley

        On stardestroyer.net, Ansel said:

        “Sniper. Cover dogfighters as they accelerate into the scrum, kill bombers, shuttles, transports, and escort corvettes, independent point and area defense for a capital ship. Instant kills on light fighters, extremely dangerous in close even vs high end fighters because it might have a lot of weight, but it has enormous power to move it, on top of the firepower and shielding. A flight of these with 2 flights of Defender to back them up and that’s a fighter squadron that’s dangerous at all ranges.”

  8. George Apley

    Damn, that’s a beauty. Appreciate the scale comparison shots as well! Great work

  9. Dear Fractalsponge

    I get very excited everytime i’m seeing you create a (new) TIE Variant for the Empire. Your TIE Mangler is a masterpiece in the matter of innovation and combat strength. The Empire (as we can see it in Episode IV to VI) has a lot know-how when it comes to design of heavy and ultra-heavy battleships (Star- and Super Star Destroyer). But this is going at the expense of quality TIE Fighters. The only advanced TIE Variant we can see in the movies (IV – VI) is Lord Vaders TIE and so i’m very lucky every time i’m seeing you expand the Empires TIE Fleet with a more powerful variant.

    You have posted (2nd Dec 2016) a TIE Variant which reminds some of us to the TIE Phantom/TIE Clutch. And so i like to ask you: Are you going to complete this one?

    Yours faithfully

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