The Eta-3 was introduced 2 years after the formation of the Galactic Empire. Replacing the Eta-2, the Stigma class was flown by Dark Acolytes.
About this creation
Considered a replacement for the still capable Eta-2 Actis, the Eta-3 Stigma was created specifically for the Emperor's Dark Acolytes. A rare ship, these ferried the most skilled of the Emperor's Hands. The dark coating symbolized the Dark Sider within, and the slight
Ignore the open fleet emblem on the canopy. Obviously they come with them. :(
Also, I'm going to rearrange the photos, and write some info tomorrow. be patient!
The rear of the ship. As Ben Hubbert kindly pointed out, Im kind of dumb and made a stand that blended in with the ship. Lame! Anyway, this angle definitely shows the relationship with the Eta-2. The engines have been moved out towards the edges a little, and enlarged for more power.
Top View. Here the cannons are mounted on the outside of the wings versus the inside of the wings. A concussion missile launcher is mounted on each side of the cockpit. Ben also pointed out making the wings studless, but all the studless designs I had tried didn't have the right angle to make it work. I'll keep trying and if I get something good, I'll post it up!
You adapted the design perfectly to the "Dark Side" style. The slopes partially covering the sides of the cockpit are pretty neat, but you should make the wings studless, it sort of detracts from the look. Also, it's a bit difficult to tell where the stand ends and the ship begins, so you should consider making the stand a different color. Still, this is definitely one of your cooler ships.