Author Topic: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV  (Read 2259 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 04:01:15 PM »
Thanks, Greg! :smiley:




I think!? ???
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 11:26:34 AM »
After struggling with serious mojo issues on this build (not that there wasn't any, it just came & went at random :-\) I've just put the last primer coat down.

Next will be an undercoat followed by the final paint scheme.

She doesn't look too bad but I've decided it should have been a "less-is-more" build, with more of the M-1117 undersides left intact & tubes & cables running underneath to the anti-grav units in the actual wheel arches, maybe with additional armour over (under?) the plumbing for added protection. The idea being that it's a semi-field mod, shoe-horning reverse engineered alien technology onto an existing vehicle.

For my own peace of mind, I'm going with this as the v.02 mod, with the shoe-horning cleaned up a bit. :smiley:

Hopefully pic's inside the week.

Ciao! :icon_beer:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
OK, very quick update before I go to work.

Still a WiP but paint is on & the end is in sight.

With no help from my beautiful assistant, Ozara:



I've advanced to here:







With a bit of luck I may be finished on the weekend ... "with luck"? Who am I kidding? ::)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Looking good Ozara and the model is none too shabby either.  Just kidding mate, the model looks stunning and your attention to detail is most impressive. I really like this one and am looking forward to seeing the end product.  :smiley:
« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 07:01:05 AM by Claymore »
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 09:56:13 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:
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Offline Zaskar24

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 08:27:07 AM »
I love how this has turned out! I think that the missile arms look great as do the turret weapons.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2017, 09:43:12 AM »
Thanks, Zaskar! Appreciated! :smiley:
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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 04:19:13 PM »
Where I'm at. Need to finish the being-rebuilt anti-grav units, fix up the f_-ups, a few final paint touch-ups, fit the landing pads & build a dio base for the vehicle & two other figures.

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2017, 12:01:12 AM »
Looking good Guy!
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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 02:06:58 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 07:27:03 AM »
Thanks, gents! :smiley:
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 06:58:59 AM »
Nice update Mr Wombat! Looks like a million bucks!

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2017, 04:41:24 AM »
That is fantastic!! At first I thought the anti grav googly eyes were re-worked Salt shaker tops. Nice job!


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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2017, 06:15:44 AM »
This is coming along splendidly. Grav tank builds seem rarely to stray from MBTs, and this is a welcome change. The turret weapons are especially nice, evoking a contemporary and plausible feel while still being distinctly futuristic.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: General Atomics M-7771 "Custodian" ASV
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2017, 08:00:12 AM »
Thanks, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza:

Build is progressing v - e - r - y   s - l - o - w - l - y right now, as I've taken on a semi-RW armour build (just a very little bit whiffy) while some paint dries.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."