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TIE Defender- Modifications


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#1 Jammiedodger

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:27 PM

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Set Name: TIE Defender
Set Number: 8087
Number of Pieces: 304
Figures: 2


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Another normal day passes for TK-17. Routine patrols of the sector in his starfighter, followed by two hours sleep. Even for a Stormtrooper Pilot, this was tiresome. One day he returned to the hanger.

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Luckily he had been trained to withstand large falls. ( :grin: ) But, he felt a searing pain in his back.

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A trooper assigned to the hanger noticed his fellow soldier having trouble. He asked him whether he needed help. TK-17 told him about what he thought had happened. The seating area of the Defender was cramped, and the random knobs were digging into TK-17's spine. Not to mention the bad colour scheme was very annoying. ( :angry: ) Adamant on following his injury up, TK-17 went to Lord Vader's office to complain.

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The Lord Sith granted TK-17 permission to change his TIE Defender to the right standards.

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So, TK-17 and his Trooper began work.


(Follow these stages:)

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The Trooper noticed a problem. The red-inverted-dish would prevent the cockpit from closing properly.

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Finally they finished. It was perfect! Now TK-17 could actually control the ship thanks to the new control panels!

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Keen to test his starfighter out, TK-17 left a certain somebody to tidy up the spare parts.

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Thanks for reading. :classic: I hope this gives you the chance to improve your TIE Defender.
As always, C&C are welcome.



Extra parts required:

2x    1x1 Black Cheese Slopes
2x    2x1 Dark Grey Bricks
1x    4x1 Light Grey Brick
        Any control panels you want!

#2 prateek

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

This is very simple! Great MOD :thumbup:

#3 Eskallon

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

Good Mod JD. If I buy the set I will follow these pictures to Mod it aswell. :thumbup:

I also enjoyed the little story that went with it. :classic:

#4 Palms

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:01 PM

Fun storyline and innovative modifications, I love it :thumbup: !!! I don't have a defender yet but I would totally make these modifications :sweet: .
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#5 Jammiedodger

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

View Postprateek, on Apr 2 2010, 08:28 PM, said:

This is very simple! Great MOD :thumbup:

Thanks. :laugh:

View PostEskallon, on Apr 2 2010, 08:40 PM, said:

Good Mod JD. If I buy the set I will follow these pictures to Mod it aswell. :thumbup:

I also enjoyed the little story that went with it. :classic:

Good. I'm glad you liked it. :thumbup:

View PostPalms, on Apr 2 2010, 10:01 PM, said:

Fun storyline and innovative modifications, I love it :thumbup: !!! I don't have a defender yet but I would totally make these modifications :sweet: .

Great! :classic:


Hmm.... I wonder if I should put in some Corellian leather...  :tongue:

#6 Commander_Rob

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

Very nice, this set really needed an improvement.

It seems that every TIE cockpit is very different, standard TIE Fighters from past sets at least had some printed tiles in there.
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#7 General Magma

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

Very nice! :thumbup:
I will definately do this when I get a TIE Defender myself!

You actually got me thinking about buying one this year. I need a new TIE fighter ship,
as I bought a TIE Interceptor in 2006 but it was broken down quickly.. :sad:
I may buy it when I have some money left-overs, I have plans for other sets first.

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