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Astro1derboy
Astro1derboy
4 years ago

So very cool!! Would love to see your take on Serenity (Firefly) and the newest Viper from BSG someday.

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

Very cool design as always Fractal. How would the role and firepower of the Mangler compare to say, a TIE Bomber?

Harold Okafor-Withers
Harold Okafor-Withers
4 years ago

Nice, and looks pretty from most angles too. Original enough as well and not just a rehash or kitbash of a previous design.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
4 years ago

If it’s got three engines, is it really even a TIE? The Sienar marketing team strikes again.

George Apley
George Apley
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

Vader’s TIE Advanced had 4! Clearly it’s just a marketing term that was applied to the whole series.

darkelf2x1
darkelf2x1
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

Tri Ion Engine, Tetra Ion Engine

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I guess that explains why that destroyer over Jeddah City didn’t roast everyone in the hemisphere when it turned on the main engines.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve Bannon

Repulsors might’ve had a major part to play there, at least ’till they hit orbit and/or safe distance.
And now I recall an original TIE design with altogether *too* much gun (as opposed to Mangler’s reasonable “murder gunboats & small transports” level): the Obliterator, which is basically a cockpit (and outwardly-canted wings) mounted atop a micro-superlaser intended to slag Rebel cruisers. ( http://www.starshipmodeler.org/gallery6/tie_02.htm )

George Apley
George Apley
4 years ago

Very nice. Three engines, so similar thrust to a Defender, but on a much larger chassis so far less acceleration and maneuverability. Really loving this one.