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Darren Tan
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Born and raised in Malaysia, I'm formerly from Imaginary Friends Studios but I now work as a full-time Freelance Artist/Illustrator. I have a beautiful wife and an adorable little girl whom I live my life with in sunny Singapore as a proud and devoted Catholic family.
I've been a long time fan of the X-wing games but to my shame I've never really played the crown jewel of the SW space simulator franchise, Tie Fighter. Thank God then for cuz now I'm sinking hours in the Tie cockpit blasting away at Rebel scum. After all these years this game still hold's up very well and its pretty damn challenging to boot. Some of the bonus objectives are nigh impossible to achieve and I've resigned myself to not chase every single one of them for the sake of my sanity but it does feel good to see those red pins in your medal case and its worth the effort of getting them, just not to the point of self torture haha.

Also I like that flying shieldless Ties forces me to be smarter about how I fly and to learn how to approach certain targets with minimum exposure to incoming fire but once I progressed to the Tie Advance/Avenger and the famed Tie Defender its back to my Rebel roots. The only difference here is that these ships are blazingly fast! The latter is almost OP in my opinion, having everything from heavy weapons and shields to incredible speed but I guess a loyal servant of the Emperor deserves nothing less and the best the Empire has to offer, not that I'm complaining:) Thinking about it further in seems like in Tie Fighter you move from pack hunter to the top predator/lone wolf as the ships you fly become more and more powerful as you progress through the campaign whereas in X-wing every ship that you fly has its strengths and weaknesses according to their respective combat roles; if you want lots of firepower and shields you'll have to give up speed (B-wing, Y-wing), you want speed you'll have to sacrifice firepower and shields (A-wings) or if you want a balance you can settle for the jack-of-all-trades (X-wing).

Still it feels so good hunting down traitors of the Empire and when Lord Vader shows up you know that some serious shit is about to go down. What a classic game!

On a related note what do you guys think of the newly revealed title of SW Episode VII?
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Playing: Tie Fighter, X-wing Miniatures



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DarthDingus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
So did you do the alternative card artwork for Slave Leia for Fantasy Flight Games? If you did, can you post it in your gallery? Also, has Fantasy Flight Games asked you to do the artwork of any other captial ships used by the Rebellion / New Republic (like the Dauntless class, Liberator class, or even some of the New Class Modernization Program ships)?
Jocik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
The Star Wars art are GEAT!
Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wraidth cmon what keeps you from accepting?
Orphydian Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
when you come back pls. submit them!
Orphydian Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist………

Ive sent a feature request for thes eones too. Dont know how could I have missed them
Norsehound Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Nice to finally find the gallery of one of the FFG contracted artists! Looking forward to holding the ISD box for Armada ;)
Amand4 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing gallery :la:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome art man
secretoflurkmore Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your Star Wars artwork is gorgeous and inspired, thank you for sharing your talent with us all. MTFBWY:)

On a side note, I was also thankful finally added the best space flight sims ever made to their catalogue, been replaying X-wing and X-wing VS TIE Fighter myself.
Orphydian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome galley man. You definetely have to check my newborn group and consider joining it. I will also sent some feature request for your neat work to be included in our galery.
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