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Maphisto86
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Beautiful rendition of one of my favorite old EU TIE designs.

gorkmalork
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Haphazard thread-blathering on my part aside: gawd is your take on this beast a thing of dire beauty. Closest thing to an awkward angle would be to the rear, and even there the middle-panel cutout renders an Avenger predatory coming or going.

Anonymous
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By away in legends this fighter, TIE Defender, Missile Boat and Starwing are quipped with a Tractor Beam which is optional.

gorkmalork
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…I could halfway see a Starwing packing enough juice for such a thing, but seriously? Even considering the maneuver-tightening malarkey (by locking onto capships & stations) & prison-break antics of that one X-wing book where the Rogues get to play with Defenders (Isard’s Revenge, IIRC), strikes me that fighter-scale craft have enough trouble splitting thrust/firepower/shields without tossing tractors into the mix.

Anonymous
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You know when you compare the TIE Avenger and the TIE Interceptor side by side they basically the same but the Avenger have a bigger hull and more engines than the TIE Interceptor which make it more powerful (More power storage) and faster. Unless the TIE Interceptor have greater maximum speed than the TIE Avenger and if not then the Interceptor is basically outclass in everyway but cost. But that just my guess on what their roles are so what does the TIE interceptor have that the TIE Avenger does not have I mean interceptor type fighters are meant to… Read more »
gorkmalork
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According to an ILM small-ship speed reference chart for ROTJ, Interceptors are just a smidgen slower than A-wings (though packing a lot more lasers). Vis-a-vis Avengers, the stock squint’s advantages might be limited to a smaller side-profile and price tag, though apparently Interceptors *can* be retrofitted with (ray?) shields, hyperdrive & (concussion?) warhead launchers, plus little ‘winglet’ radiator(?) panel-extensions so the former two systems don’t overtax ’em (comment image ) The resulting ship *almost* matches an Avenger’s performance/versatility (might still have a bit less thrust/weight), and apparently saw some use as a VIP escort.

Anonymous
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Ah that is the Emperor’s Royal Guard TIE Interceptor which look awesome but I’m talking about what does the normal TIE Interceptor have that the TIE Avenger does not have (apart from being cheaper).
Although it does make me think what the Emperor’s Royal Guard TIE Defender would look like being coloured red and having winglets.

gorkmalork
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Dunno how the winglets would work/look on a Defender, since all its main panels are bent *outward* rather than inward-at least mechanics would have plenty of extra crannies to crawl on. Plus, Fractal’s model provides actual fuselage space for all those extra systems & engine power, though perhaps one could also stick a small Inquisitor TIE-style ‘trunk’ & rear ‘wing’ extensions on the Guard Interceptors & other mods. Anyhow, Avengers clearly have an edge on stock squints, though not enough to render pilot quality (or surprise) a total non-factor.

Chris Bradshaw
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Ah, the Tie Interceptor that went to college and picked up the freshman 15. Awful jokes aside, the model and lighting is phenomenal

gorkmalork
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Seems more like a squint that didn’t skip leg day to me. Seconded in full on the latter points, of course.

Anonymous
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Have you ever thought of making one of the Uglies? Like a TYE Wing?

George Apley
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With they’d paid you for this model rather than that Silencer BS…

Spaceman 28
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Looks like Kylo Ren’s new ship. Except smaller. And fatter. But a hell of a lot more powerfull.

Anonymous
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Yeah especially being smaller since the TIE Silencer was around 17.5 meters long, 7.6 meters wide and 3.8 meters tall while the Avenger was just around 10 meters long.