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TIE HIMAT by MagyarEagle TIE HIMAT by MagyarEagle
Shortly after the reemergence of the Nabataean Sith, and amidst the chaos following the Vong War, Maarek Stele set out to design a fighter that would embody his personal philosophy of a space superiority fighter. After extensive research into fighter engagements during the Galactic Civil War, he began designing a fighter that would eliminate the numerous weaknesses he found in the Imperial fighter family. Working with his former flight officer Liydan Dae, he formed the 104th Tactical Training Squadron, as part of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Group. Officially listed as a Training and Demonstration squadron, it became a key think tank for fighter research. Taking a pilot's approach to to design, it soon yielded several prototypes ranging from the M-34 Gunboat to the Sihn Assault Interceptor. Based on long experience in the imperial navy, he created his design upon the principles of Maneuverability, Adaptability, and Survivability. The Tie Highly Maneuverable Technology (HiMaT) demonstrator was the result of his labors.

The TIE HiMAT is a space superiority fighter incorporating a 4 variable wings that rotate around a central axis. The design incorporates a radical new thrust vector system that allows thrust from the main engine to be redistributed as needed between the 4 control vanes on the wings, in addition to the standard Ion thrust system in the rear. The wings, payload and cockpit assembly are modular, allowing for a wide variety of designs and configurations, most notably the A, B, and E variants. As with all modern starfighters, the HiMaT is equipped with both shields and a hyperdrive. Depicted here is the the baseline HiMaT Prime, with the blue streak around the central axis marking it as belonging to the 104th.
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:iconlordmitmar:
lordmitmar Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2014
Hey man, just wondering if I could use this for an RP character's ship? Its just for fun so Im hoping its ok... untill I get a reply ill take it as a yes :P 
9I gave you credit for the art! :3 )
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Depends on where. Offline is of course OK, posting it in another persons gallery is not. That of course is different for commissioned pieces. Are you talking about an online forum or what context?
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lordmitmar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
It is an online forum, The picture will hardly be used, I just liked the idea
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014
Online forum is fine as long as credit is given. Sorry if I came across as a little hostile at first, I thought you wanted to post it in your own DA gallery, and I had a couple of problems with art theft in the past.
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lordmitmar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
aw that sucks! It really must be annoying when someone takes credit from something you made, i'll be sure to give you credit :)
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Someone needs to remake this in Lego Star Wars! It would be so awesome!
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Lol, that would be awesome indeed.
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
looks like a tie predator...
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Really? Looking it the two designs, I actually don't really see it, except for the lack of the struts. I had actually never seen a predator until after I posted the image lol. Still, I'll take it as a compliment.
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
it's a good looking design, and revising my earlier statement, it looks like a split wing predator. in my mind it is to the predator what a In (interceptor variant) is to the Ln (standard line variant).
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Huh, I just did a quick wing mockup in cinema 4d, and your dead right :) :) If you fold the wings together, it really does look very similar. Awesome!
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
maybe we'll get something similar to it in the upcoming ep. 7-9? that is assuming it's not another phantom menace...
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:iconmagyareagle:
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Maybe,
as far as another Phantom Menace? I pray not, and I pray the spoiler rumors are false as well. If what the spoilers say is true, then it's going to ruin the series for me, more than the prequels already did. Still, considering that Abram's Star Trek movies were much less Trek (Medium hard scifi, tech and social emphasis) and more Wars (Space opera, fantasy with lasers), I think it's in as good hands as we could hope for.

Hell, my dissapointment with the direction the franchise took is what led me to make the Golden Age setting which I often depict here in the first place.
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
  i didnt really like ep.1, like... at all. it had it's good points, but none of it's qualities were able to redeem it from it's greatest curse of all: jar jar binks. overall it just didnt take itself seriously enough and kinda ruined our image of darth vader by depicting him as a tiny slave nerd. i mean... jeez, vader is way cooler if you pretend that version of him never existed. ep.2 and 3 were actually pretty decent by my standards. at the time, they really hit home. they had their not great parts, but they really were significantly better than ep.1 oh, and they had some pretty awesome vehicles. the clone gunships, hailfire droids, spider droids, clone juggernauts, all of it was awesome. i almost wish they had just a little bit more space combat though, because it was pretty epic when it happened.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
I absolutely agree with you on the space combat, it really was great, and more was needed.

For me, 2 and 3 were just a continuation of the crap from 1. The low point came when with the midgit fight with Yoda and Sideous. I mean this is the same Yoda who'd decried needing lightsabers, and was implied in the movies to have been powerful enough to not need them. So when the fight was hinted at in the EU, I'd always imagined it as being more of a battle of wills rather than green monkey with sword.

The tech was definitely cool, not surprising given who did the designs though. I felt it was a little too clean and pretty in comparison to the miniatures originally used, but that was unfortunately a limitation of the CGI at the time.

Vader? Yeah, his origin story had a ton of potential, but like the rest of the prequels, it was wasted. Blame Lucas - He made 6 great movies (Star Wars Trilogy, Indiana Jones Trilogy *With Spielberg) and then everything else he touched did was crap (Crystal Skull anyone?)
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REDANTA Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
A couple of these wont be a wing of space craft... it will be a Swarm of spacecraft.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
:) :)
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in the heck do you fit a hyperdrive on that thing?
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Same place you fit it in the TIE Defender. I'm sure they can make them small enough.
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ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very inspired
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evil9731 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
when i see this i think "silent and deadly" like a ninja ship.
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McFini Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
It's like a StarViper crossed with a TIE. Awesome work and very unique!
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Impresive!
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:iconlordnarunh:
Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha minden igaz, érted így is :). Remek lett! Én, és néhány ismerősöm egy fan filmet terveztünk pár éve, de nem lett belőle semmi, maradt a tervezés. Szívesen konzultálnék a jövőben!

Minden jót!
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Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Nice.
Wings fold flat and back for storage like the Predator?
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:iconmagyareagle:
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Here is a link to an image that shows 3 of the fighter's wing configurations, including the storage mode.

[link]
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
As a matter of fact they do! :D
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hungergamesfreak103 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Writer
nice work! :D
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thank you!
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hungergamesfreak103 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   Writer
sure np
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medoo-khfaga Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thanks!
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Looks great!
I really don't think this fighter is utile for atmospheric flight. This wings adds extra resistance to air. It doesn't make any difference in space, but on planet, this ship may have a very slower speed...
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thank you! You have a good point on the atmospheric flight aspect of it, luckily the wings are able to rotate a surprising degree. Within the next day or so, I will upload few images in my scraps folder of various wing configurations, including an atmospheric one inspired by your comment :)
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was thinking of it when I was reading the Star Wars Legacy comics... Ok, original Tie Fighter had wings in a shape that could cut the air, but not be sustained by it, but this TIEs have very weird wings, I didn
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't knew TIE HIMAT wings could turn vertically, I thought they only did that horizontally, around the cockpit =D
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Here is the image of the fighter with the Atmospheric config inspired by your comment! It's the on on the top left :)

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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thats a coooooooool fighter configuration! =D

But... well... I guess it may be constructed with a very resilient material or the wings wouldn't stand the atrict with the air while changing configuration in the middle of an atmospheric flight =D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like your design here. And I think Joe Johnson would approve! You've created a distinctive shape that fits very well with the original designs by capturing that '70s angular look but echoing an organic form.
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You honor me with your comment! :D I really hope he would approve of my design. I have always been a huge fan of him and Ralph McQuarrie.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, no problem.
I've always loved the style of the conceptual artists who worked on the original trilogy like Colin Cantwell, Joe Johnson and Ralph McQuarrie - and your picture really reminds me of their efforts. So keep up the good work!
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tpexr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Those rebel scum don't stand a chance! great design and rendering!
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thank you so much!
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iri-skywalker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
:D
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:iconmagyareagle:
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thanks!
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever and unique :) I like it :D
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I'm glad you like the design, it was very much a long design process, so I'm glad that people are liking how it turned out.
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ArwingPilot114 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ no problem! Anything new when it comes to Star Wars = a look from meh X)
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quacky112 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Very nice design, always love to see new and original star wars designs, great job!!!

Great back story too!!
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MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thank you so much.
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