Imperial TIE Fighter

 

Model by Stephen L.

 

Box Stock

AMT kit 8438

Model Specifications:
Scale = 1/48
Length = 12.5 cm
Width = 12.4 cm
Height = 15.1 cm

 
The Imperial TIE Fighter model was built straight from the box. The only modifications to the model are reinforcement plastic (actually board game pegs) inside the assemblies that hold the wings to the body.

The reinforcement seemed to work. The fighter took a tumble at a model contest from about 8ft in the air and landed on a hard floor. It didn't break at all; there's only a minor dent in the plastic on the top of one wing.
   
The base coat is Light Gray and the solar panels are Flat Black. 

The panels were base coated with the Flat Black first. The trapezoidal shapes were masked off and the framing was airbrushed Light Gray.

The interior and the main viewport were painted Neutral Gray. The pilot was painted with both Flat and Gloss Black.
   

Photos by Stephen L.