Star Wars Rebels - TIE Fighter Early Production

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Well, after having to deal with surgery resulting from what I assume was a military drill accident (read: me being clumsy enough to hurt myself by just holding a damn rifle!), I had to nix the N/S Savannah model.

    But hey, I'm back! And what better way to ring in my modeling year of 2015 than with something Star Wars related!

    So, my first Star Wars model ever will be a TIE Fighter! Though, this isn't your run of the mill Imp Eyeball; no sir, what you got here is an antique! This model is based on the TIE from the (relatively) new Star Wars series titled Rebels. Taking place during about 15BBY, the show features some tech that we've never seen before, the explanation being that they would have been phased out before the events of A New Hope.

    To explain the strange proportions and look of the thing, the producers have said that this is supposed to be a predecessor to the TIE/LN fighter. My own personal headcanon is that this ship is not just an earlier iteration, but almost a completely different model in the TIE series. This model seems to be heavier than the TIE/LN as it is often seen operating in atmospheric conditions in small groups, and can land independent of any support systems, and apparently has a pressurized cabin. So yeah, TL;DR - this is not the TIE you're looking for.

    Also, I highly recommend Rebels. At first I was so eager to hate it, thinking that this would be the Disney bastardization we all were afraid of, but as the show goes on, it gets a lot more serious, and honestly, I think it's a good follow-up to TCW. The show's very self-aware, and they have so much respect for the thirty-somewhat years of lore and culture behind the franchise, and what they've done is beyond amazing.

    Anywhosies, have some pics.

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  2. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    and parts printed!
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I am glad that you are doing better and are able to resume designing and building models.
    I will be following this one.
  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Thanks!! It's good to be back, haha

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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Another RMT! Great! I like Rebels, too. I'm making a 1:6 scale Chopper, BTW (fully articulated)! :):):)
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Nice!! Can't wait to see him when he's complete!!
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I'm making the CG model in 1:1 scale, just like I made Crichton. Then shortly before unfolding I down-scale it to 1:6 scale to get the final size. So if I want to make a life-size Chopper I just need to go back to the original file and adapt the formers..! ;)

    BTW, this clip's my favourite:

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  8. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    and the internet's finally good enough to upload the final pics!!
    Personally, I like the dimensions of the Rebels TIE fighter and how they based it off of Ralph McQuarrie's concept art (which in turn was based off the Kenner toy...and even that is pretty awesome)

  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That looks good!
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Nice stuff! ;)
  11. Nexus9

    Nexus9 Member

    This looks really cool. Nice work. I agree with you regarding Rebels; at first I wasn't sure if I would like it, but Disney really has done a fine job. The feel of the characters and story lines are vintage Star Wars.
  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    And, as a further nod to the design of the 'new-old' TIE, I designed the cover page in the Kenner-style packaging!

    I'll upload the model tonight hopefully.
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hehe! That's cool! :)
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I sure am Happy you are O.K.. I have a few rifles, and yes, they don't have to be loaded to hurt you. You could play Baseball with my Winchester model 94, the wood stock is so solid. Nice job on the Tie Fighter. Much room for greeblin or something to make for the kids to play with (read adults) and have fun. :)
  15. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Haha, all we use are M1's, but damned if they don't feel heavy at times...not to mention the practice rifles we use are probably twice as heavy as the real thing, I'd say. But thanks for the love for the model!!

    Y'all can now download it here:
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  16. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Nice. Thx for the download-link.
  17. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I added this one to my stash of templates to be built when I get a working printer again... Thanks.

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