Abandoned TIE Facility
This started out as a weathering demo on a Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 002 (for 1/144 Gundams). Of course, I didn’t want it to just sit there unused, so I thought about making a TIE Hangar. Originally, I was just going to have a few F-
The gantry was part of the Kotobukiya kit but modified to fit. I added scratch-
The TIE Access Station was made from the AA gun emplacement from the same 251 kit. Oddly, the existing pieces fit a TIE hull without any modifications. I added lots of wires, and a shell catch in the center top as a repair stand. The F-
Finally, I built an extensive winch system using 251 kit parts and rollers from a 1/72 Hummel. The center pulley array actually slides in and out, and I even added a window and open door at the rear. Finally, I built a quick control station (which you can’t really see from inside the base) that features controls and cabling.
The flooded compartment was scratch-
Painting consisted of a basic grey coat and a lot of weathering. I painted the hand rails jet black and are the darkest parts of the base. Everything else is a bit lighter. Rust red in many forms was used for the winch, missiles, TIE rear hatch details, and a few other things. Most of the cables were painted in Pollyscale Panzer Dark Yellow.
There’s not much to say here. I just wanted to make an abandoned facility where I could weather away any mistakes I made. I also like the idea of “run-