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Greetings, Galactic Citizens.

The X-wing thread last week was awesome!  There were a lot of great repaints and plenty of inspiration for future projects.  Now, it's time for the most iconic Imperial ship, the TIE/ln Space Superiority Starfighter.

I want to take better pictures of mine, so I'll post later this evening.  

Let's see your take on the humble TIE Fighter!

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My TIEs were the first ships I repainted, in a way as a reward to Howlrunner and her Obsidians for bringing down Han in tournament. 

So here they are, Obsidian 3 "Sunburst", Obsidian 4 "Frenzy" and Obsidian 5 "Checkmate": 

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And here is my attempt to represent Howlrunner with some nose art:

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The Emperor's Finest.  But not really, let's be honest.

Also: respect to anyone who repaints one of these guys, I found them to be one of the most maddeningly fiddly things in X-Wing to repaint, especially if you're changing the wing panels and ESPECIALLY if you're doing them in white.

Possibly only exceeded by the Defender.

 

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Here are mine, from the Crimson Empire.  I find the Imperial ships to be the hardest for me, due to the whole mass-production ideology of the Imperial navy.  I'm liking what I see here of squad markings and like, but I need a great deal more practice before I can do anything...not bad.  Ha.

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Ooohh Some nice re-paints here......Loving the Battle damage Velvetelis :D

Here's a couple of my Simple Tie repaints.

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They are a big canvas for some to enjoy going mad on, but I tend to like them more simple with the standard fighters.

But I did try messing about with one and gave it some new wings and Engine layout..................

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its not until it gets to the Exotics like Punishers and Defenders where I like to.....Really Cut them up and go daft :P

Looking forward to seeing more Re-paints.

All the best, Barry.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Force Majeure said:

@Piscopas That orange really works well on TIEs. Who knew?

Do most of your ships have call signs? "Hem" needs to apply some Bacta cream as soon as the mission is over. Poor guy!

Yeah, I like the orange on them.  

As for the callsigns, I generally assign one once the ship is painted.  For me, wargaming is all about storytelling, and it's so much more satisfying when your minis have "personality" rather than just being TIE Fighter #42.  I actually keep a record in my commonplace book with my various fleets...how many I want, how many I own, how many are painted, etc.   Obsessive? Perhaps.  Does it bring me an odd sense of enjoyment?  Of course!  Here's a shot of my Rebel Fleet page.

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Very organized. That sense of enjoyment is probably like the one I get from making squad lists and then making iteration upon iteration on the same list. Even though they're all online, I have a whole binder full of the printed lists.

"Want" is the open box, "Have" is marked with an "X" and Painted is the blacked out box? What do you do when an extra ship shows up that your hadn't planned for?
For example, you have 4 T-70s. Did you have 3 prior to getting the Heroes of the Resistance, or is Black One your fifth T-70?

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Yup.  You've got the system figured out.  So far, I haven't had any "unplanned" minis show up.  If you look at the T70s, for instance, you'll see that I planned to get 2 from the Starter, 1 from the Expansion, and 1 from the Heroes box.  I didn't get into the game until right around the time Wave 9 released, so I've been pretty careful about planning my purchases.  If I were to end up with a "spare" T70, I'd probably paint it up to represent one of the named pilots from the game.  And...I can always add more checkboxes!

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16 hours ago, Sbloom141 said:

Some beauts in here. My only TIE painting is on the one I use for whatever ace happens to be the most prominent at the time;

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The paint job is spectacular! How long did this take to paint?

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10 hours ago, Jaffamaster said:

The paint job is spectacular! How long did this take to paint?

Thank you and it didn't actually take that long from what I remember, a couple of hours? It's just freehand over the base paint job. Close up I think it's a bit sloppy but tabletop wise it certainly works!

 

The hardest bit was making it look 'right' over the raised strut.

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