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Star Wars TIE Fighter Concept by AdamKop Star Wars TIE Fighter Concept by AdamKop
Link to the finished render : [link]

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.
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GageTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
awesome
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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GageTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
no prob
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GageTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
no prob
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Very cool. I am going to steal a bit of the wing/weapon design for a scratchbuilt model that I am working on.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem - hope it fits the model :)
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. It will. I have the body and most of the ship designed (the old fashioned way with paper and pencil) but I could not decide on the "winglet" assembly.

A modification of your idea will be perfect.
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Browncoat1969 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
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.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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).
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D I guess that the shape is more similar to the Jedi Starfighter from Episode 3 so it could be some kind of a connector, getting Empire ready for mass-produced aircraft. Shoot me up your email address and I will send you the orthos for the Star Wars ships and some of the old Trek ships that you wanted because I think I finally found them on an old CD :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I look at it as a more basic design to the TIE and considering the Empire had 19 years to develop TIE fighters I thought there might be something, a fighter or some sort between the V-wing and TIE Fighter. Something that could bridge the two designs and this is one of those designs I think that would work extremely well in that role.

That's great news, I've sent you a note. Thanks. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I guess it could be a ship set before the Ep. IV. The Republic had a really big fleet of fighters and seeing them all gone in just a few years and be replaced by some mass-produced suicide-machines isn't really cool :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's possible, but it could also be possible to be a replacement to the TIE series, boosting heavier defences as after the Battle of Endor, the Imperials could no longer afford to replace their ships and pilots as they did when they were in power.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah that's a good idea as well. I think it could be an abandoned ship from between episode III and IV (due to costs) and then reused in the post-Endor, pre-Hoth :)
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah a possible prototype for the TIE series perhaps. Something that wasn't mass produced but later produced when it was found to be a more defensive type of fighter, much better suited to the downsized empire.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep :D I think I will work on a technical page and a backstory for this ship ...
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ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its the dream tie fighter for all imperials!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha yeah I think it would be - it's the only safe TIE fighter :D
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THEWULFMAN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks !
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AltugBulca Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive...most impressive
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear that :D
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
More advanced = The pilot can sneeze in it without damaging half the controls.

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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm not so sure about it - he's still awfully close to the controls :P
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was thinking more about the paper mache they call armor on the standard TIE fighter.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah ok :D Maybe in another universe the Empire started making ships that weren't just flying practise targets ...
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Or they never stopped making the V-Wing and kept the ARC-170 for the elite squadrons. ;)
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The V-wing would be a good idea but Empire didn't pay much attention to safety in their ships so costs were kept down at all ... cost :D
The ARC was made by the Incom and as far as I remember the owners escaped with X-wing plans and destroyed everything so that the Empire couldn't take it. I think that was written in one of the Star Wars books so should be fairly accurate.
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LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think the reason why all that happened is the Empire nationalized all the corporations to prevent the Trade Federation take II from happening, and since another company got the big military contract the guys at Incom were just not happy.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah the Sienar and Kuat probably made most, if not all, of Empire's stuff so someone had to be sad about that decision. And on top of it, being rebelious is cool :D
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damn you and your cool concepts :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha thanks and sorry, I was born that way :P
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FeloniusMonk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design :)

And I agree with some of the other comments, the addition of the inner cockpit gives it an extra level of depth.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D Now I know I will flesh out that kind of details (like the cockpit) a lot more because they're very important to the overall look of the drawing.
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Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Nice take on a TIE design.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ! :)
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jedi44 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Great design!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot !
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TheJediClone Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Loved!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks !
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design!
However it reminds me more of the Jedi Starfighter than the TIE Fighters. You see [link] ? I find these parallels really interesing! :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah the wings are similar but I was actually messing around with my older TIEs when doing those wings :) Oh and in the end, the Jedi Starfighter shares a lot of similarities with the TIEs - the cockpit front and wings :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was done on purpose, to show a connection with the later designs, the whole opening battle was Lucus' way to connect the prequels with the originals. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah although some connections were made too fast - the Venators being all white, the Lambda-esque shuttle etc. I hope Clone Wars will make some more of those connections in future episodes to make the design changes more bearable.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, yeah the entire episode 3 movie was rushed, from start to finish. To be honest I felt it was the most poorly done movie of the lot, it screwed up more than it was supposed to uncover. I just hope when the live action tv series starts in a couple of years that they'll tell the time between episode 3 and 4 and do the quality we came to expect from star wars movies. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I want to see what they can come up with the new series, but from what I heard they want to invest a lot in CGI characters so I don't know what to think of it - there's a chance too much money will go to the graphics because it has to be photorealistic ...
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Lucus stated he is trying to make TV production cheaper as he wants the same effects in the series as in the movies. I just hope they don't ignore story for pretty visuals, that was the problem with episode 3.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep unfortunately big battles tend to get in front of the storytelling. That's what I like about Clone Wars and I hope that it will be continued in the new show - episodes of epic battles and then series full of politics, character development etc. I know that kids don't like it but I actually enjoy all of the story intrigues a lot more than mindless shooting :D
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you're right. I find that really interesting.
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