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Guest
Guest
1 year ago

Looks like a quick modification would allow function as a launch or shuttle. Gorgeous

Gregory Martin Thompson
Gregory Martin Thompson
1 year ago

Would you mind doing some of the variants you were talking about? I would love to see a command unit version of this. Also, I would love to see this compared with your TIE Avenger, TIE Turrett and TIE Mangler.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Incredible design! Any chance you know someone who can 3D print this?

Noah
Noah
1 year ago

The Rebel Scum will never know what hit them!

OriginalSchmill
OriginalSchmill
1 year ago

Bruh, this is epic.

Hecatomb
Hecatomb
1 year ago

What is the length of this one? It looks slightly shorter than the Scimitar, maybe 12 meters?

gthompsn
gthompsn
1 year ago

, this is an incredible addition to the bomber lineup, but would you mind doing a three crew squadron command version?

Jose Sanchez
1 year ago

Re: T.I.E. Demolisher
Holy C–p!!!-Watch out!!!
What a Beauty!!!! -It looks really amazing and tough ! (that means mega cool!).
I am a traditional artist having made many Star Wars related images througout the years, but I’ve NEVER, EVER seen ANYTHING like THIS !!!
Again, congratulations !
Have you gotten to make yet the Mandalorian’s ship RazorCrest yet?…Please contact me when you do and I’ll be here in a heartbeat!
I am just blown way at your work. I only wish my art was this wicked !

Mandalore the Vanquisher
Mandalore the Vanquisher
2 years ago

perfect

LazerZ
LazerZ
2 years ago

This kind of reminds me of the heavy bombers from The Last Jedi, except that this one is far superior. It has a smaller profile, turrets that seem like they could swivel back to fend off pursuers and it seems like it might be faster.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  LazerZ

The TLJ bombers actually seemed to have decent turret coverage, but points in full on size & speed (plus, presumably, ease of ordnance launch).

jean-luc
jean-luc
2 years ago

so basically the Scimitar Bomber meets your worst nightmare?

masmdmdsa
2 years ago

I created a very similar version of this in Lego without realising this existed and then I thought of the name Tie Demolisher. Almost submitted it to Lego Ideas… I’m just so sad about it.

Valiran
Valiran
2 years ago

Taking a second look at this, it appears that the wing-mounted guns can swivel, which I believe would seriously aid in strafing runs where you didn’t want to expend extra ordnance. And are my eyes deceiving me or does the cockpit module look like it can eject from the main body?

Doug
Doug
2 years ago

That’s really cool, do you have this as stl file?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago

Besides this design making for an honorable addition to the ‘squared-off panel TIE’ stable (alongside the /sa, Scimitar and Vader’s X1), some of those low-angle shots are damned rakish. Plus, those bomber-comparison pics include a couple choice angles on the Scimitar (which still seems pretty slick to me, but I suppose anything would WRT the /sa).

Anonymous
2 years ago

You know I wonder which of these two bombers have more munitions This one or the TIE Interdictor/Punisher?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I’d need to know how much stuff fits in your average TIE/sa pod before answering, but at the moment I’m tempted to favor the Demolisher.

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Well… Standard TIE/sa payload was 1 of the following: “16 concussion missiles, 12 proton torpedoes, 8 proton rockets, 6 space mines, 4 proton bombs [not to be confused with the proton bombs being dropped on the Falcon in ESB], 64 thermal detonators, or thousands of propaganda pamphlets…”

Multiply by 4 to approximate an Interdictor/Punisher payload of 64 missiles. Scimitars are noted as having 16 racks [see ass-end views curtesy of FS above] and a 32 missile payload. Demolishers are shown with 34 racks so an assumed 68 missile payload, thereby just squaking over the TIE Interdictor. However, that doesn’t include the 3 racks under the cockpit, so 74 missiles is closer, perhaps. Also, it should be noted that theoretically a Demolisher could fire 34 missiles at once, not the 4 that the Interdictor is limited to.

Obviously, that depends on the source you want to look at…

Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

So I guess the TIE Interdictor/Punisher kinda outclassed by the TIE Demolisher in terms of versatility and bombing power right Fractal?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

In light of the above breakdowns, Interdictor might be handier for puttering around a system dispensing anti-shuttle-yield mines, but Demolisher is probably the one you wanna toss into a pitched fleet engagement.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

I could see a situation where the Interdictor/Punisher was put together in a hurry by an overstressed sector fleet with too many extra TIE/sa pods and not enough pilots in a front-line maintenance bay. The Demolisher would be Sienar’s central R&D department’s attempt to “Do it Right”. Sort of like A30 Challenger versus A41 Centurion in the 2nd World War.

Master Bob
Master Bob
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

To be it seems like the empires answer to the B-wing.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Master Bob

The B-wing is very weak when compared to the TIE Demolisher as you are comparing a light bomber to a heavy bomber. I’m thinking it would be comparable to the New Republic’s K-wing.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

Wait my mistake the B-wing is a fighter-bomber I was thinking about the Y-wing being a light bomber.
Although Comparing the B-wing to the TIE Demolisher is still not a good mashup due the two fighter crafts having different roles. So I think the B-wing would have a good mashup against the Alpha-class XG-1 Star Wing. (Which is also a fighter-bomber) While the TIE Demolisher again would be comparable to the K-wing.

Can’tThinkOfAName
Can’tThinkOfAName
2 years ago

Is it classified as a heavy bomber?

Spaceman 28
Spaceman 28
2 years ago

What is the armament?

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago

Replace bomber bay with cargo pod and we could get a pretty nice assault shuttle.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Fractal have made a Assault Transport with some parts of the Assault shuttle here: http://fractalsponge.net/?p=3551

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Yes he did. But if we replace bomber bay with cargo pod it would also create interesting ship. Maybe even we can give him ECM package, SIGLINT/ELINT or long range scout.

Valiran
Valiran
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

And, if he really wants to push it, design a model that launches soldiers in jetpack equipped power armor a-la Section 8.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So Fractal right now we got a plentiful types of fightercraft to choose from and I wonder how many more types of fightercraft are you going to add in the future?

Koala
Koala
2 years ago

Amazing

StormCommando
StormCommando
2 years ago

Are those bombs on the racks or are they missiles which can fire forward? I can kind of imagine them arcing around after launching to hit targets in front, like an inverse Javelin…

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago

I wonder if this would have a shield generator. If so it would be awesome for ground attack.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  JamesMCGR

It’s certainly big & well-equipped enough to merit shields; by & large I get the impression lighter TIEs only lack (ray?) shielding due to doctrine WRT speed & numbers as better defenses.

gejemica
gejemica
2 years ago

Really like the look of those forward launchers

Do the wing guns swivel?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  gejemica

Looks like they’re on a rotating mount, though hopefully there’s at least one extra crewbeing (or some kinda astromech/gunner droid) for aft-defense situations. Plus, there’s always lobbing a missile or four at tail-chasers.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

Oh snap, I didn’t realize the name was finalized. Guess I need to pick up pace for the next naming race. Sweet build! Btw, Igot to ask, what are thise glowing grill bits in the aft? It can’t be radiators nor sublights…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice to see this done now we will wait for your Advanced TIE Interceptor or that TIE variant that I like to see being done in the future Fractal.
Also seeing how big the Demolishers are I’m willing to bet that 3 squadrons of those would make up a whole wing.

countvertex
2 years ago

Damn good design! Overall aesthetics are very pleasing. Not one thing I don’t like about it!

Vaes Beumaryn
Vaes Beumaryn
2 years ago

What role would this vessel fill that is not filled by the Scimitar? Or is it simply a “better” version of the Scimitar?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Vaes Beumaryn

As I understand it, basically the latter-a higher-ordnance capacity Scimitar ‘relative’ with roughly equivalent acceleration & more energy weaponry.

Vaes Beumaryn
Vaes Beumaryn
2 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Seems to make the Scimitar irrelevant

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Vaes Beumaryn

Eh, Fractal was apparently going for a ‘high/low’ mix between this bird & the Scimitar roughly comparable to the F-15/F-16 or Su-27/MiG-29 dynamic. Bigger, higher-hangar-capacity ships would field the Demolisher, while smaller capital craft would employ Scimitar squadrons. Plus, 1-for-1 replacement might take a while even if the plan was to swap out older machinery with the newer models.

Vaes Beumaryn
Vaes Beumaryn
2 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

The Demolisher is only marginally larger than the Scimitar. I’d understand if this was meant to be a straight replacement for the Scimitar, but Fractal rarely models craft meant for the same role

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Vaes Beumaryn

Roles are kinda nebulous in practice anyway, though Demolisher’s punchier lasers might make it more efficient at ‘detaining’ Falcon-scale frieighters & pounding on corvette-scale targets before its missiles hit.

Vaes Beumaryn
Vaes Beumaryn
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

The munitions would be expensive, but why would the vessel itself be any more expensive? Unless maybe it has better shields or something of that sort

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Vaes Beumaryn

As I understand this, it’s got a beefier powerplant to maintain Scimitar-equal thrust while improving payload capacity & firepower/shield strength. That probably accounts for the extra creds.