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ReallyBigMistake
ReallyBigMistake
20 days ago

Rogue Squadron III on the gamecube, brings back good memories

Nyle
Nyle
4 months ago

When the wings are folded it looks a bit like a TIE Avenger to be honest

Last edited 4 months ago by Nyle
CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
6 months ago

As I’m trying to write up game stats for this to go along with the Spector, it occurs to me that it was a real lost opportunity that Lucasfilm didn’t make the Hunter a stealth platform of some kind. I mean, if you’re going to have a fighter that supposedly only assigned to Storm Commando units, it would seem appropriate for the fighter to have a degree of stealth capability as well.

Mauler
Mauler
2 years ago

So is this just a collection of images or is there by chance a Virtual Model around… and to follow up, could it be a .mdl file that one such as i could attain?

STONEhenk
STONEhenk
2 years ago
Reply to  Mauler

No 3d models, only images.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago
Reply to  Mauler

Fractals been ripped off too many times by putting out publicly available models. You might be able to buy one from him or commission one but that’s pretty much the only way you’re gonna get one.

Shaun
Shaun
7 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

The images he posted get ripped off!

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Didn’t the TIE Hunter’s wings fold closer together in Rogue Squadron 3? I don’t remember seeing them folding inward like they are in these images…Despite that, they are still wonderful to look at!

alukard
alukard
3 years ago

Just found this website and I really wish the Hunter was canon. Your stuff is amazing!!

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago

Huh, the fact the wings fold back like that is unique, I would have thought it would be something akin to the X-wing.

Soren
Soren
3 years ago

Fractal, do you think that it would’ve made more sense to use this TIE model as the Inquisitor’s TIEs in Rebels rather than the TIE Advanced V1? They are practically the exact same ship after all.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Soren

The Inquisitor TIEs seem to be bare-bones interceptors, as befits their whole ‘slightly budgeted X1 sibling’ aesthetic. As I understand it, the Hunter’s also expected to disable small craft (ions) or conduct limited anti-ship/vehicle action (missiles).

Dredd Dobbs
Dredd Dobbs
3 years ago

First time caller and new listener. You stuff is amazing Fractalsponge. I even love to geek out on the comment sections.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  Dredd Dobbs

I second that!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Huh Fractal I just notice that this fighter have 4 ion engines but yet only two behind the cockpit are active and not the other two behind the ion cannons so why is that?

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
3 years ago

I see the problem with using standardized TIE rack for this model. The folding wings block the upper sphere, there is no place for hooks to grab the fighter hull. So it would use the non standard system or it will land on the deck if lower wings are reinforced enough for such type of landing.

Dredd Dobbs
Dredd Dobbs
3 years ago

It could probably dock with wings deployed. Doesn’t look bigger than an Advanced or Intercepter.

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
3 years ago
Reply to  Dredd Dobbs

It would make the folded wing system unnecessary. I presume as in most cases such system is for minimizing the space occupied in hangar by fighter. It do make sense as for almost one standard TIE upright you would fit two Hunters in the same space. It can be used on ships and installations with more limited space that would have specific rear hooks system or even maybe some type of Cobra Bay?

Dredd Dobbs
Dredd Dobbs
3 years ago

Folding wings is supposed to make it faster, somwhow. Just like locking s-foils on X-wings.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Painting a plane red works in 40k because of the warp being a psychic mirror of belief for every race that is psychically active. Orks just believe and the warp reflects this as a physical action. Actually Ork tech only works for Orks. Put a human in there and the stuff sometimes falls apart because that isn’t how our psychology works. We NEED a technical reason for it and the warp reflects this. Don’t steal Ork tech, it really only works for them if its a vehicle.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Dredd Dobbs

I was under the impression S-foils opened for extra heat dissipation, which the T-65 & B-wing need due to their plus-sized wingtip cannons (though whether said barrel size improves punch, range or both I couldn’t say). Hence ‘to attack position’.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Dredd Dobbs

So Fractal why do you refuse to believe that folding wings make the X-wing and TIE Hunter go faster is it because it make no scene?

Soren
Soren
3 years ago

If I remember right, the Hunter does land, since it’s whole point of existing is to be as the name implies, a hunter. Not needing a Star Destroyer or any other ship to ferry it around. So it should go without saying that a ship like that is capable of landing.

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
3 years ago
Reply to  Soren

It did? My memory is not that great and I only have very limited experience with a game but I do not remember any scene with them on ground.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

The lack of wingtip lasers still strikes me as a grievous waste of pointy portions, and those deployed S-foils seem damn spindly at the base, but this render quality manages to make it look good from a fair handful of angles.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I dunno-vaguely similar armament but skimping on thrust for budget’s sake still strikes me as fitting for that job description. But perhaps that’s just me rationalizing aesthetic prefer-ah, wondering whether those hub ions are non-negotiable & pull enough juice to rule out, say, wingtip autoblasters.