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I saw this online and thought it would be fun to make some. I may paint later, but I am not that good. It's a Tye-wing and a Y-TIE. According to Legends lore, these type of ships were cobbled together by pirates and local star systems that didn't have money for real ships. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ugly

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I always wondered how the one on the right moves.

The Y-TIE actually uses the TIE's engines, mounted on the back of its fuselage. The TIE-wing doesn't uses the TIE's engines but uses the Y-wing nacelles.

Edited by Ikka

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I always wondered how the one on the right moves.

The Y-TIE actually uses the TIE's engines, mounted on the back of its fuselage. The TIE-wing doesn't uses the TIE's engines but uses the Y-wing nacelles.

I realized that after I looked at it again, so a slight mod to the back should help.

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On 8/10/2016 at 5:21 PM, poke450 said:

I saw this online and thought it would be fun to make some. I may paint later, but I am not that good. It's a Tye-wing and a Y-TIE. According to Legends lore, these type of ships were cobbled together by pirates and local star systems that didn't have money for real ships. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ugly

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The Y-Tie Never made sense to me as the engines of the Y-wing are replaced with nothing but Solar Panels, and the engines of the Tie are on the back of the Ball Cockpit. The Tie wing would actually have 4 engines. Though Uglies are still fun ships to make and paint.

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8 hours ago, Aurianna De'Chardains said:

The Y-Tie Never made sense to me as the engines of the Y-wing are replaced with nothing but Solar Panels, and the engines of the Tie are on the back of the Ball Cockpit. The Tie wing would actually have 4 engines. Though Uglies are still fun ships to make and paint.

They half-assed a solution to the y-tie that the TIE engines were basically bolted onto the back of the Y cockpit - presumably to give a cockpit for the TIE that was spaceworthy rather than open to vaccuum.

But Uglies never really made sense.

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On 4/24/2018 at 6:05 AM, thespaceinvader said:

They half-assed a solution to the y-tie that the TIE engines were basically bolted onto the back of the Y cockpit - presumably to give a cockpit for the TIE that was spaceworthy rather than open to vaccuum.

But Uglies never really made sense.

I always thought about it like Cuban cars. If you have the skill, and lack funds or materials, a ship is better than no ship. You also have to think about the fact that space flight is common in Star Wars, and thus the tech would be as well.

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On 4/23/2018 at 6:11 PM, Aurianna De'Chardains said:

The Y-Tie Never made sense to me as the engines of the Y-wing are replaced with nothing but Solar Panels, and the engines of the Tie are on the back of the Ball Cockpit. The Tie wing would actually have 4 engines. Though Uglies are still fun ships to make and paint.

It bugs me as well.

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The old Micro Machines (MM) Y-Wings, X-Wings, and TIEs are great to use for parts for uglies. It's a lot easier to cast the MM Y-Wing engines than the FFG ones, because the MM engines are solid.

Edit: The scales are a bit off compared to FFG's model sizes, but that's not a huge deal. The worst is probably the TIE solar panels, they are significantly smaller than the FFG panels.

Edited by PoeticEdda

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I 3D printed a bunch of the TIE-wings for a "never ending pirate hoard" casual game.  Start with 6 TIE-wings VS a 150 point player squadron.  The TIE-wings can "respawn" 3 at a time with no more than 6 on the field at once. each respawn counts as another wave.  Goal is to see how many waves the other player can last through.  TIE-wings have the maneuver dial and defense dice of a Y-wing, hull and guns of a TIE fighter.  Gonna play test this one the next time my gaming buddies come to visit.

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3D model is not mine. Credit due:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1611405

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16 hours ago, tmetal said:

I 3D printed a bunch of the TIE-wings for a "never ending pirate hoard" casual game.  Start with 6 TIE-wings VS a 150 point player squadron.  The TIE-wings can "respawn" 3 at a time with no more than 6 on the field at once. each respawn counts as another wave.  Goal is to see how many waves the other player can last through.  TIE-wings have the maneuver dial and defense dice of a Y-wing, hull and guns of a TIE fighter.  Gonna play test this one the next time my gaming buddies come to visit.

iXHQYkT.jpg

 

3D model is not mine. Credit due:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1611405

Nice!

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On 5/22/2018 at 11:58 PM, tmetal said:

3D model is not mine. Credit due:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1611405

I really love all the model made by Losik. I've printed most of them, some with good results:

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:224628

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:251910

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:224625

some not:

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:259025

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Those are awesome. :wub: Though the AT-ST variants don't make much sense, unless they're restricted to just atmospheric flight.

Edited by CyCo

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What wouldn't make sense is if they had the speeder bikes instead of the cockpits. Although cool, for me that would break the immersion more than imagining they sealed up an old AT-ST to make it space-worthy.

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