Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hobby Talk: TIE fighter coloration

Let's talk about TIE fighter coloration.

Here we have a TIE/ln fighter and Vader's TIE/x1. Both craft were primed with Alclad grey primer and preshaded using Tamiya Rubber Black (XF-85). The TIE/ln was give a base color of Tamiya Sky Grey (XF-19), which is a fairly neutral light grey color. The details were then picked out with Neutral Grey. Vader's TIE was given a base color of a 1:1 mix of Tamiya Ocean Gray 2 (XF-82) and Flat White (XF-2). The result is a cool, blue-grey very similar to the color haze grey used on modern USN ships

By doing this, we're able to stay with the cool grey color palette of Imperial craft, but still make each ship unique.

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