Author Topic: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV  (Read 2598 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:37:57 PM »
This is a build I'm doing for the Sci Fi GB over on WIM.

Starting point:



OK, turret weapons, naked & in the styrene (I haven't painted them, yet):













And here's a pic of the hull - kept aloft by .... googly eyes! ;D



There are more changes than that, & more to come, but I'll show them later.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:24 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Claymore

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 06:09:29 AM »
Wow, that's some very nice small-scale detail. Your eye sight is clearly a lot better than mine!  ;)

Looking forward to seeing how this one develops.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 09:04:07 AM »
Thanks, guys! :))

Your eye sight is clearly a lot better than mine!  ;)

I have a very good magnifier with a circular fluoro light around it. ;)



(Edit: Fixed typo.)
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 09:18:25 PM by Old Wombat »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Story

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 10:27:03 AM »


If you haven't read it yet, do so.

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »
ooh ooh ooh, very nice

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
Thanks, BT! :D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Story

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 07:15:27 AM »
For what it's worth, our crews complained about the lack of vision from within the 1117 so... more vision devices?

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 12:28:10 AM »
After a fairly good start I'm having the mojo for this build drained by what are, essentially, minor modifications. ::)

The problem is that although they're minor, they're also intricate & time consuming, which was the one thing I was trying to avoid with this build. :(

Bugger! :icon_crap:



Still, I have a bit of time up my sleeve, so I may put it aside for a little while & dig out a tank or something that I know I want to build pretty much OoB & only whif the paint scheme. ??? :))
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 01:54:01 PM »
 :( :(

or perhaps you need
 >:( >:( to get back to work.

Go for something different.. I can empathize with you on Mojo desertion

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 01:21:04 PM »
I can sympathise with ya there Wombat, Mojo is a difficult to hold onto item ;) ;) Been kicking me for ages lo mojo :icon_crap:

Mind you your creation does seem to inspire that odd place, you know, the Whiff Gland ;D ;D
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 02:50:09 PM »
Mind you your creation does seem to inspire that odd place, you know, the Whiff Gland ;D ;D

It's the googly eyes that do that. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 07:52:37 PM »
OK. Officially weird! :-\

I walked into the shed this evening to look over my stash for something different to build. Couldn't decide so walked out again. Sat down in front of this & started building again with no issues.

Only change was that I figured out what I needed for an ammo feed for a micro-missile launching system while I was pruning a couple of fruit trees & went out bought a cat collar from Cheap As Chips (local cheapo store) this arvo.

8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 04:57:48 PM »
Too long between photo updates (or any updates, really), so here are some images of where I'm at right now:









The sensor unit at the rear of the turret doesn't move because, when I put it on, the missile launchers on the turret sides weren't going to, either.


The missile launchers are 6-shot auto-reloading anti-personnel/light vehicle micro-missile launchers & 2-missile anti-aircraft mini-missile launchers (they don't have the missiles fitted, yet).

The commander needs some work done on him still, including being painted & having a visor fitted (& the stick removed) before he'll be ready for placement.


Thanks for paying attention!

:))
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 05:01:36 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 02:24:47 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!