Eh, I don't like how dainty and unbalanced the Decipher model feels compared to the ingame model. The ingame one was robust and equally balanced from the center (with just slight extensions on the front). The Decipher/popular model seems to point most of the ship foward but doesn't give enough facing backwards from the pylons to make the design feel that attractive to me. I'll still be picking up a flight group of TIE/Ds when the Defender is ultimately produced, but I would hope they create a very attractive and visually balanced mini when they do.
And really, Grimwalker? Id' have thought Fractals' would be the most popular version since nearly everyone whose seen his stuff loves it. I think he's spot on with the Assault Gunboat, and his TIE Avenger neatly avoids the "squashed cockpit" so common in Avenger depictions.
The Decipher model is the one that looks most TIE like. The original game model has the limitations on round shapes, thus the octagonal cockpit and long thin pylons. The Cinematic model the wings are IMO way to large and close together in proportion.
Most of Fractalsponges models are great, and many are now even official thanks to the Essential Guide to Warfare, but his Defender is a rare miss. Cockpit is far too small in proportion, and it looks less like a TIE series craft and more like a different design with a TIE cockpit stuck to the front.
My favorite depictions are similar to the Decipher one, perhaps with a slightly larger rear hull though.