In the waning years of the Empire, 5 years after the Emporer died at Endor the Imperial Army commisioned a redesign of the TIE Interceptor for Sub-terrainian operations. The TIE’s speed was vastly decreased and several the 4 laser cannons were replaced with reverse thrusters. Deep mines are the main use for this type TIE, as more and more planets were being taken by the Rebels many operations some several Imperial planets moved literally underground. Vast cave networks had to be protected and the Navy wanted nothing to do with it. With many cave systems being fragile newer weapons systems had to be implented. Instead of laser cannons the system uses mass driver technology, which only in rare circumstances can cause wide spread damage.
Rendered in Blender 2.33a-cvs. CVS grab from yesterday morning.
Lighting consists of 2 area lights, AO sub set to 1.5, a huge amount of buffer shadow lamps inside the tube to produce extra shadows to add depth behind the pipes and some sphere lights on the houtside to produce color variety.
CnC is as always welcome!