Hello again. It's been a while since I finished a design in my never-ending quest to have a UCS scale model of all the TIE variants. I have two more in the can, so to speak, but I need a Bricklink order or three before I can construct them, so this one got pushed to the front.
The TIE Hunter looks a lot like a cross between an X-Wing and a TIE Fighter. It has S-foils like the X-Wing, but with the standard TIE windscreen. According to the Wookiepedia page, it also was equipped with shields and a hyperdrive.
There wasn't a whole lot of source material for this model. Aside from the picture on wookiepedia, the only other image I found was this one.
The front and sides are pretty well defined, but the back end is hard to see. It looks to me that the cockpit ball is extended, sloping down to the ion engines in the back. At the same time, the sides of the ship curve down to the wing attacments.
So here's what I came up with:
After watching the video by cavegod (find it in his post below), I made a few changes to the back and engines.
I'm not really enamored with the TIE Hunter itself. The hull has a lot of sloping, curving walls. These always give me fits in my designs, and don't leave any room for greebling. The only place I can really let my mind wander is in the cockpit, shown here:
The model itself is very stable; nothing is going to fall apart on it. The stand probably needs a little tweak, to push the center of gravity farther back, but that's a minor consideration.
Overall, the model is just sort of meh. I blame the source material. Once the basic shape is captured, there really isn't much more to it.
Comments and Criticisms are most definitely appreciated.
Brickshelf Gallery, when public.
EDIT: Added new picture of the back.
Edited by KimT, 19 May 2010 - 08:30 PM.