This is a model I designed for display inspired by the RQ-4 NATO AGS Globalhawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (uav, drone, etc). This was done in collaboration with "Oranhunter", the guru of all things Blender. Thanks Steve!
It has a 18 inch wingspan and is 5 inches tall when sitting on it's stand.
The stand has the NATO logo, and the model includes all of the engine and wing antennas. The wings feature landing gear pods. The stand is cast in the highest quality urethane resin with no fillers, and the rest of the model is 3D printed and hand-fitted and sanded for a smooth finish. I then paint each model to duplicate the color and sheen to match the real RQ-4. The stand mold is actually quite expensive to make, and I get a limited number of RQ-4s from each set.
Here's how much work I put into this model: https://www.facebook.com/pg/3DPrintedDebris/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1819235621660279
Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) is a NATO programme to acquire an airborne ground surveillance capability (Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program on the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk).
In a similar fashion as with Strategic Airlift Capability the program is run by 15 NATO member states: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States. AGS is scheduled to reach initial operational capability by the end of 2017. The Main Operating Base will be located at Sigonella Air Base, Italy.
First Global Hawk Block 40 UAVs destined for the NATO AGS program rolled off Northrop Grumman production line in San Diego, 4 June 2015 and arrived at Edwards on Dec. 19, 2015 completing its first flight.
Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_Ground_Surveillance
The wings are detachable, as is the UAV itself from the stand, to make for easier shipping and transport.
This is an excellent conversation piece for your desk or cabinet. It's also a perfect going-away present for someone moving on to another assignment, or just a really neat gift for a UAV fan. I can make custom placards or add text to the plaque to personalize the item; please include what you would like in your comment when you check out.
Not your thing? Well, check out my other designs here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DPrintedDebris
This specific model is cast in high quality resin, hand fitted and assembled, then hand-sanded, and finally painted. These take me a while to make, so I'll need a week to turn it out.
If you prefer to add text to the NATO stand, that stand will be 3D printed. If you select the other stands they will be resin.
This is a hand-made product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). As a result, every model will be a unique creation with a character all of it's own.
If I'm not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!
Please note, this creation is a work of fan art and is in no way affiliated with General Atomics Inc.
Payment prior to starting work or initiating delivery. I can accept Etsy payments or paypal.
I will ship as soon as your item is ready, in most cases within a couple days. If I'm backed up, I will let you know sooner rather than later. As soon as I ship, I'll provide you a tracking number. For the holidays, here's the deadlines from the USPS:
Holiday Mailing Deadlines
Mailing Within Contiguous US
Make sure your mail and packages arrive in time for the holidays by mailing before these recommended deadlines, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Send-by dates for expected delivery before Dec. 25th (Actual delivery date may vary and is based on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance time, and other conditions).
December 14 — USPS Retail Ground®
December 19 — First-Class Mail®
December 20 — Priority Mail®
December 22 — Priority Mail Express®
For Priority Mail Express® shipments mailed December 23 through December 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two (2) business days.
It will take me at least the minimum number of days (i.e. if the item says 5-7 days, 5 is the minimum it will take me to make it and ship it) to make the item and get it in the mail, so please add that to the USPS deadlines to ensure delivery before Christmas.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
All items are sold as-is and are made on-demand, so I don't exchanges.
I accept returns within 30 days of delivery, all that I ask is that you pay the return postage.
If an item is damaged in shipping, please take a picture and contact me via conversation. If it can be repaired I'll ask you to ship it back to me and I'll fix it.
Requests for cancellations made after I have already started working on an item will not be honored.
A quick note on turn-around times - If you see "QTY 10" for a given item, that doesn't mean I have 10 made and they will ship instantly. It means I can make 10 of them inside of the advertised delivery date listed. If you ask me for an estimated shipping date and wait 5 days to actually buy the item, the ship date will slip to reflect the delay in purchase.
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Barrel Plugs: Any prop or replica that could be confused with a real firearm will come with a Blaze Orange plug permanently affixed per federal regulation for marking such items.
I do not collect personal information other than what's legally required for tax purposes. I do not sell customer information under any circumstances. From time to time I may release a new item that is a companion to something you've already purchased from me, and in that case, I may send you an email letting you know it's newly listed on my site.