Yet another new Star Wars TIE fighter design from me. This one is based a bit on the Royal Guard TIE which I modeled some time ago. It's meant to be more advanced and multi-purpouse than a standard TIE.
That's awesome I'd imagine it would probably serve well as a long range multirole fighter for the Empire in order to keep up with the Rebellion's T-65s, somehow it's shape actually seems a little better suited to atmospheric flight than the standard TIE.
Yeah since it's set in era before the Empire has spread its stations and carriers all around the galaxy, long-range and stand-alone vessels were more important for them. It's also meant to be an indirect continuation of the ships that the Republic used so it's more similar to the vessels that Rebels adopted (Incom and others).
Great design Adam, up to your usual high standards. However I feel this is more of a prequel design to the TIE fighter, maybe something they produced before the TIE during that 19 year gap between ep3 and 4.
I look forward to seeing this one modelled. I may do a low poly version of this one as well, after you get your own done and get orthos done too.