#XWingMinis – TIE Interceptor Baron Edition

Fresh off the momentum from experimenting with Vader’s TIE, I decided to modify the scheme and try again on a second TIE Interceptor (first one here). Compared to the previous attempt at this scheme, the changes to the technique speak for themselves.

XWing Miniatures Imperial Empire TIE Interceptor Repaint Red Spaceship Fighter

Interceptor – Front

The first thing I changed was the shade of the red. The previous one turned out a little too dull so I made an effort to bring up the solar panels using a much heavier drybrush of blood red followed by a light layer of orange. The end result is much brighter and closer to what I was looking for.

XWing Miniatures Imperial Empire TIE Interceptor Repaint Red Spaceship Fighter

Interceptor – Other side?

The second change was not being so zealous on the cockpit highlighting. Realistically the surface area is too small to effectively paint in a way the eye picks it up from a distance, so I decided taking the time for a layered approach would be more trouble that it was worth.

XWing Miniatures Imperial Empire TIE Interceptor Repaint Red Spaceship Fighter

Interceptor – Side

The third change I made was with how the black was highlighted. I felt I was overzealous with Vader’s TIE which detracted from the overall mini. By stopping one step earlier it keeps a darker finish on the non-red components without detracting from other parts of the mini.

XWing Miniatures Imperial Empire TIE Interceptor Repaint Red Spaceship Fighter

Interceptor – Back

Now that Scum and Villainy has been released fast flanking ships have been given new life with the addition of Autothrusters. Irrespective of gaming system, I’ve always went against the grain when it came to list building and X-Wing is no exception. Not only do I love the agility of the Inteceptor, but I always reach for Fel when considering a counter to the ever popular Echo.