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Darth Nick
Darth Nick
5 months ago

I like this model! Very cool variation on the v38/phantom/clutch designs. I agree, would be good as a strike class fighter. Shame you wasn’t inspired by the Tie Striker, guess that answers my question on the other thread! 😀 I liked it myself, along with the U-Wing, Krennic’s shuttle and the Profundity, plus the Resurgent-Class from TFA, the only good stuff to come out of Disney-era Star Wars! 😛 Been a while since I’ve been on this site, cannot remember if you have a ‘general discussion’ thread on it or not?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Is this the original V-38 fighter that the Phantom was based on? I can’t find any V-38 pics anywhere, so is this your version? If so, that thing looks awesome. I like the Scimitar’s cockpit.

Jean-Luc Martel
Jean-Luc Martel
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

No it’s a very good Tie Ugly used by pirates.

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11 months ago

epic

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11 months ago

wait no its a v-38

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Is this the V-38 the TIE Phantom was based on? There’s no pic of a “normal” V-38 before it became the basis for the Phantom. Someone needs to fix that. I like this.

Odanan
Odanan
4 years ago
Jean-Luc Martel
Jean-Luc Martel
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

So what is it? It looks a lot like the clutch, it’s not a V-38 Sooo?

Norsehound
4 years ago

Very close in overlap to the TIE Phantom, I’m afraid to say. Between the trilateral single-wings and the dual cockpit pod, it’s a relation of some kind. Either a trainer, a prototype, a precursor (V38?), or a knockoff.

Trilateral symmetry is very nice though. Let’s see where this goes.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Norsehound

That’s what I’m thinking. V-38.

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Nice! I like the capital ships, but the starfighters are always my favorite. Love to see more TIE variants or especially some alphabet fighters.

jonathan
jonathan
4 years ago

Hmmm. Id say its a two seater cockpit. Maybe a trainer? that would be nice to see.

jonathan
jonathan
4 years ago
Reply to  jonathan

I mean its obviously like the Phantom (v-38) but I figured he’d just say Phantom instead of “variant”

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ah, so perhaps a trio of wingtip ions might be in the offing. ‘TIE Cutlass’ seem like a halfway-fitting title?

someone
someone
4 years ago

Are you going to do anything from Rouge one?

Norsehound
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

TIE Striker isn’t so bad. It’s the simplest design for an atmospheric fighter variant TIE with an elongated cockpit pod for more power. I accept it as the Imperial Army version of an air superiority fighter with the capability of chasing fleeing targets into space. There probably weren’t that many of them compared to the stamped out TIE/LN, but it makes for an interesting variant.

Let’s face it, next to some ill-designed eyesores like the TIE Oppressor, the Striker is succinct and elegant by comparison.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Norsehound

Dunno about ‘simplest,’ but it is nice to see another pointy-winged OT-era TIE after Ep 7’s design team trotted out jigsaw X-wings, a TIE/ln repaint and…another TIE/ln repaint with rotator cuffs & a heinously cramped rear gunner. With duds like that for comparison, I’m down to wait & see how this atmo-TIE shakes out onscreen.

someone
someone
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

how about the new hover tank, the at-act, the cargo ship, that triangle shuttle thing and the shield gate?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

So why do you hate the TIE striker from rogue one then Fractal?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ah ok then and what part of it was it uninspired to you then? Also I do like the TIE Striker design as well but I’m not sure about the name though. I would have call it the TIE Speeder IMHO since it is faster than the TIE fighter and they mostly work inatmosphere and not space so they kind of similar to the Rebel’s air speeder.
By away the troop transport striker variant you find cool looking is called the TIE Reaper.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

Assuming this is the Phantom (or its non-cloak-capable sibling), I’m digging the Scimitar-style cockpit fix & built-up fuselage space ala your TIE Defender revision. Would those smaller ‘barrels’ near the big lasers be targeting sensors or lighter guns (ala early-model Z-95 ‘autoblasters’)?

chris
chris
4 years ago

Any chances of getting the Clutch from I, Jedi?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  chris

That reminds me: back in late ’99, I recall spying this X-wing game cover with a triple-winged TIE variant that was never named anywhere on the packaging, but certainly wasn’t the Phantom. For one thing, the ‘solar panels’ were shorter (though still triangular) & aligned vertically (top) + paired diagonally outward-not unlike the Lambda shuttle. Starting to seriously wonder whether Stackpole had that ship in mind when describing the “Tri-fighter”.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Welp, massively belated update on the game-cover TIE mystery: just stumbled across said game in a discount media shop, and frak all was my memory off-base. Turns out said game was Rebel Assault II, and the cover TIE was basically a Phantom variant with that wacky YT freighter-style cockpit module and paired intake-lookalike pods (extra thrusters? Heavy missile launchers?) on either side of the upper mid-fuselage. Stackpole’s ‘clutches’ might’ve still been some bargain-model Phantom spinoff, but I doubt this was exactly what he had in mind.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Pointless mystery-TIE-which-was-actually-a-Phantom update #3: having squinted at some saved Phantom pics which featured those upper-fuselage ‘intakes’, it becomes apparent that the RAII cover renders just embellished said feature a skosh, and said render unequivocally represents a stock Phantom. Oh well.

alphameek
alphameek
4 years ago

TIE Phantom (or V38)? Nice! Those fuselage guns look nasty.