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Star Wars TIE Fighter Experimental wip by AdamKop Star Wars TIE Fighter Experimental wip by AdamKop
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:iconrepublic2033:
Republic2033 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
good idea , very original ! which software do you use ?
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:iconadamkop:
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :) Drawing it in Photoshop. Not finished yet though.
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Adam, i have a question for you, how this tie lift up?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Here's a video explaining it : [link]
On a serious note though :D [link]
The TIE just lifts from the ground. I don't know how canon it is, but I guess all Star Wars fighters can just lift up from the ground and fly away !
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes, i notice that they just lift from the ground, i was hoping that you tie had same kind of turbine or something, since Lucas just do "magic" ;)
Perhaps they all have some huge magnet under the ship that we don't see :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, my TIEs are a bit newer, so they would surely have more advanced tech for hovering etc. Looking at how the small Snowspeeder lifts from the ground and dlies away, I guess that it's a cheap and widely known technology, even for the Empire :D
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought TIEs were suspended in air by catwalks in the hanger.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep they were, but sometimes they landed and even stopped mid-air, so they must have some kind of anti-grav technology.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never said they didn't have anti-grav technology in them, in fact I believe that they do. I just always thought they couldn't land on their panels because they would bend or break and had to land on "racks" when they did land.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah the panels would probably be a problem :D I guess there's no official stance on this, because in extended universe they did land that way, but there's no such indication in the movies. I think no one from the original trilogy team even thought about it :)
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BigTallDude Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Going off the expande universe, "repulsorlift" systems are one of the oldest technologies in the galaxy, having existed since pre-republic times (& the republic lasted over 25,000 years, so that's pretty old). If Luke's beat-up old vehicle from New Hope used the tech, it seems reasonable that the mighty imperial war machine would be able to incorporate such systems into it's vehicles. Though it should be noted that standard TIE fighters lacked landing gear, so they either had to dock with a suitable cradle assembly or be parked VERY carefully.
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Erebiel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
1. Are there two ion engines?
2. Where does the pilot enter/exit?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They are actually laser cannons and the engine is on the rear - it's more traditional in style. The pilot will probably enter through the front viewport (it will open up upwards).
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Erebiel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Adam,

If there is but one engine, then it is not a "TIE" fighter per se.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
???
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:iconerebiel:
Erebiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
"TIE" = Twin Ion Engine

One engine cannot make it a TIE fighter.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I've wondered ever since I first saw Star Wars what "TIE" stood for. Thanks :)
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originalspaceduck Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Now it's an O-fighter xD
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
That one looks a little like a light saber, is that intented?
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:iconadamkop:
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Unintended :D It's just meant to look like a tube :P
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
A tube like the Y-wings engines? Are you planing a Mix-Up? Coooool, wanna see!
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:iconadamkop:
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually I will try to make it look more like a typical TIE once the details are in :)
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Like a typical TIE in tube form.. now that is getting intresting =D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm liking the progress on this. Very different. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D Just a few more details and it will be finished.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting....
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Trying to depart from the typical TIE configuration :D
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