Message from kappa007 in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling


2019-04-12 13:45:23 UTC  

They applied snotneus to all GLs

2019-04-12 13:45:40 UTC  

Ah alright good to know

2019-04-12 13:45:49 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566257672643543041/stefano-corrado-23509101-419329041818593-4863519299732092939-o.jpg

2019-04-12 13:46:17 UTC  

And it was issued after 83-84 as well

2019-04-12 13:46:45 UTC  

They started using more MAGs per unit as well

2019-04-12 13:46:53 UTC  

More mortars as well

2019-04-12 13:46:58 UTC  

Lots of 60mm

2019-04-12 13:48:18 UTC  

The M26 grenade was also used by troops correct? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/M-61Grenade.jpg

2019-04-12 13:53:13 UTC  

Yes m26

2019-04-12 13:54:10 UTC  

Was the writing on the grenade in English or Afrikaans? Since I believe they were locally manufactured the writing on the grenades if there was any may have differed from the US version? Might be something difficult to recall though.

2019-04-12 13:54:38 UTC  

It's the small details like this that while not super important are nice to get right.

2019-04-12 13:58:02 UTC  

English

2019-04-12 13:59:33 UTC  

Okay cool. That's about it for now, thanks man.

2019-04-12 13:59:35 UTC  

All english

2019-04-12 13:59:41 UTC  

Cool cool

2019-04-12 20:06:28 UTC  

wait

2019-04-12 20:06:33 UTC  

unimogs in africa

2019-04-12 20:06:54 UTC  

Ja the SADF used plenty of them. The Buffel uses a Unimog chassis

2019-04-12 20:07:02 UTC  

superb vehicles

2019-04-12 20:07:07 UTC  

german engineering

2019-04-12 20:07:09 UTC  

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2019-04-12 21:18:33 UTC  

progress so far today.

* Galil

* R4

* R5

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371606805348368/screenshot007.png

2019-04-12 21:18:37 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371622085328946/screenshot010.png

2019-04-12 21:18:37 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371622185861120/screenshot011.png

2019-04-12 21:18:38 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566371625155690506/screenshot012.png

2019-04-12 21:19:33 UTC  

Still plenty of issues with bad proportions and such. As some stuff I've done by eye. I made the mistake of going too detailed too soon on this which is biting me in the arse now.

2019-04-13 20:53:52 UTC  

Current line up of WIP vehicle models.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566727781027676168/screenshot004.png

2019-04-13 20:55:17 UTC  

Eland door holes look weird because they're N-gons which causes artifacts in Marmoset as well as UE4. They need to be turned into quads.

2019-04-13 20:56:08 UTC  

either way it all looks very nice my man

2019-04-13 20:56:51 UTC  

I wish they were all done already 😩 but it takes a hell of a lot of time and effort to get to that stage.

2019-04-13 20:58:15 UTC  

Going to be a dream come true though seeing these in action in Squad.

2019-04-13 21:24:56 UTC  

You and me both

2019-04-13 21:27:20 UTC  

My shitty little test hut to see how buildings work in the SDK.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/510512702636949507/566736203488165888/screenshot007.png

2019-04-13 21:28:35 UTC  

Looks like something from rural Lesotho

2019-04-13 21:28:48 UTC  

But not that bad

2019-04-13 21:28:59 UTC  

Ja didn't really put much effort into it since it's just a test

2019-04-13 21:30:09 UTC  

There will be huts and such for kraals as there were plenty in SWA and southern Angola. Of course concrete structures will also be included for the larger towns such as Cassinga, Ondjiva etc.

2019-04-13 21:31:00 UTC  

Will have to do some research on those places though to figure out what kind of structures they had. Also will see what I can do with real world topography using World Machine and Google Maps

2019-04-13 21:31:03 UTC  

Ahh ok so these will only be scattered about?

2019-04-13 21:31:17 UTC  

They'll be concentrated in rural villages

2019-04-13 21:31:23 UTC  

No lone huts