Action Fleet TIE Experimental Project from X-Wing Alliance

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I've started working on more Action Fleet customs. This is the TIE Experimental Project from the video game X-Wing Alliance. It's one of my favorite games so to be doing some customs from the game is pretty special to me. In the second Rebel Campaign you take on a TIE Experimental Project only seen in XWA. However I believe the the TIE M3 (Interceptor with missile tubes on the sides) were seen in Battlefront. I forget which Battlefront however. A seller from Shapeways was kind enough to make the parts for me. I had to send him numerous measurements and in-game pics of the crafts, so big shout out to him.

Here are the parts so far. They will all be primed before painting. The TIEs will be repainted as well, so all the colors match.




So far I have completed 2 out of the 5 Experimental TIEs. First is the TIE Experimental M5, aka TIE Booster. The entire TIE, along with the booster part was repainted with a light blue. I think the blue I'm using matches the game's color for the TIEs very well.



















Here is TIE Experimental M2, aka TIE BigGun. Same technique as before - entire TIE painted with a light blue, as well as the guns on the side.












More to come!
 
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I loved X-Wing Alliance, and these look great. Can't wait to see them all completed. What type of paint are you using ? It looks perfect and I've been trying to find a paint to use on my bandai TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor models.
 
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I loved X-Wing Alliance, and these look great. Can't wait to see them all completed. What type of paint are you using ? It looks perfect and I've been trying to find a paint to use on my bandai TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor models.
Thank you! I'm using Warhammer Games Workshop Paints, and the color I'm using is Fenrisian Gray. It is a layer and not a base, so its a bit watery. I dumped a little bit of the water out to get to the thicker paint.

Are you looking to have both the TIE Fighter and Interceptor the same color? Sometimes they depict the Interceptor a darker color, and if you're going that route I would recommend Caledor Sky. That color is a base so it wont be too watery.
 
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Still working on these, rather slowly. When I finish painting an entire TIE Fighter and look to see I have to paint 2 or 3 more I'm like really? lol.

TIE Experimental M4 aka TIE Bomb is about 90% complete. Just have to finish the cockpit window area and touch up the wings.

 
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Phenomenal work Goldleaderone.

I too play X-Wing Alliance and the X-Wing vs. TIE series. Mainly XWA these days.

Seeing these customs is making me look at my AF Interceptor... :{3
 
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Phenomenal work Goldleaderone.

I too play X-Wing Alliance and the X-Wing vs. TIE series. Mainly XWA these days.

Seeing these customs is making me look at my AF Interceptor... :{3
Thanks! They're great games.

I keep meaning to continue working on these. No ambition lately :\
 
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*dusts off thread*

So I've been getting back into customizing again. I recently finished the YT-2000 Otana 3D printed model kit (found in another thread here).

I finished another ship from XWA - the TIE Experimental M3, aka TIE Warhead. Once again, everything was painted with a light blue, along with the missile pods. The missile pods were 3D printed for me on the website Shapeways. On the wings, there were these small circular parts covering the screws to hold the wings in. I popped those pieces off, so the missile pods would sit properly.

This is probably the 3rd time I've done this custom. I bought some Warhammer rocket pods and just glued them to the side, so the ship was blue but the pods were gray. Then I did it over, painting everything gray. Now this is the third (and hopefully final) time. Third times the charm right?

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So I completely forgot to add in the gray details on the sides of the cockpit and rear of the TIE M3. I took care of that a few nights ago.

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I also finished the TIE Experimental M4 aka TIE Bomb. The wings only are Action Fleet parts. The body of the ship was 3D printed for me. The seller also made a hole for a stand at the bottom. I had to widen it just a bit with my dremel. Not my favorite design but glad to knock this one out. I'd like to touch this one up (yay hand cramps!) but apart from that this is the final design.

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Just about done! I just have to find a covering for the laser pod, attach the laser cannon, attach the pod to the wing and do some final touch ups.

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TIE Experimental M1 aka TIE Bizarro complete! With this last custom, I have (finally) completed the TIE Experimental Project from the video game X-Wing Alliance. Two TIE Fighters were needed for this. The laser pod covering is a piece of styrene sheet, and the laser cannon is the middle piece of an Action Fleet X-wing laser cannon.

DONE!

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Looks good.
My only suggestion would be to texture the styrene sheet you added as it looks very flat. I like the spoke-look of the original design.
 
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Looks good.
My only suggestion would be to texture the styrene sheet you added as it looks very flat. I like the spoke-look of the original design.
Thank you! Yeah I plan to do something with it. After I posted it I thought it looked rather bare.
 
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