So, I've seen lots of people mention giving their wave 1 TIEs a wash to give them a hint of ESB/ROTJ blue.
I decided to go the other way around and will be repainting my future imperial ships in ANH white/light grey. While not technically accurate to how they looked in ROTJ, I do prefer the look of the white color and I like how the consistent colour scheme ties the fleet together.
After seeing Jay Adan's success in stripping his A-wing, I dunked my 3 TIE interceptors that I got from various Kessel Run events in simple green for a couple of days and scrubbed them with a wire brush. I managed to get most of the paint off but the remaining paint didn't really get in the way of the white primer I sprayed it with. I followed up with a wash of GW badab black and applied a drybrush of GWs new white dry pigment. The solar panels were simply painted chaos black. I repainted the canopy in chaos black and adeptus battlegrey. I finished off by sealing it with Testors dullcote and going over the black canopy glass again with Vallejo satin varnish.
In comparing the finished product to the original TIEs, I did notice that the stock paint job on the TIEs was quite heavy and had obscured some of the detail.
And here they are!
Here's how they look with the rest of the fleet