Just a small progress post of a little experiment I did, before I publishing the finished photos of these TIE fighters.
All of the instructions suggest, solar panels should be painted with Black. I don’t know what kind of technology Seinar shipyards use, but earthly solar panels are not just black and they often change colour between black, blue and violet depending on the angle of view. Time to try out the special kind of Alclad paint – ALC-204 Prismatic Sapphire Deep Blue to UV.
It’s kind of tricky to make a proper photograph, but the effect looks really great, especially when you are moving the part or if part of it falls into shadow.