Experimental work... This is the first time I used 3D for my own illustration (not including client work) and I really liked it! I will do more that kind of pictures in my spare time for sure-about time to try something different Inspired by www.facebook.com/MeonArt Star Wars picture
Your artwork here is extremely impressive, but you've misclassified this ship. This is a TIE Bomber. You might remember seeing them in the Empire Strikes Back dropping thermal detonator charges onto the asteroids during the search for the Millennium Falcon, or as a bomber class in the TIE Fighter games. It's a sturdy little craft, but still suffers from lack of shields and has poor maneuverability. Compared to a similar craft, the Y-Wing, the TIE bomber is a weaker fighter craft.
Rendering them like this is most excellent however. you really captured their lines and the style is phenomenal. Congratulations!
judging from the models, yes. TIE shuttles and bombers are pretty similar, the major difference is the shuttles don't have the targeting sensor (arm thing on the underbelly), so i'd say this is just the best model he could get.