Message from Springbok in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling
Work in progress of the Vektor R4
Have ypu watched the forgotten weapons video about the R4 R5 and R6 if not its a good video to explain the basic difference between the sa version and the real galil
@Dr. NUGGETS I have and am using it as a point of reference while modeling. Thank goodness for that video of his because it is making it far easier to get things right. Albeit I am only making the R4 modifications afterwards as I am currently modeling the standard Galil since the first batch of R4's were identical to it. I will then make the later R4 variant with the polymer handguard and other modifications unique to the R4 and R5.
Won't be making the R6 as it was not issued to the SADF and SANDF AFAIK.
Ok cool will you be keeping the bipods ?
Or adding at a later stage aswell ?
For the R4 yes
R5 doesn't have a bipod
Yeah but the Lm 5's did
LM 5's are single shot civilian versions I believe?
Yes they are but i was just saying that most of them had the bipods
Seeing as some of them were converted R4's
I'll look into it. Wouldn't be a problem keeping the bipods on the R5's
But yeah the models are looking really really good
Cheers man. I'm keen to see it in Squad I wonder how they will perform against the AK's and M4's
Well seeing as its basically an akm I'll think they'll do pretty good
Lower calibre though so less recoil than the AKM
Ahh wait brainfart i was thinking of the 5.56 ak
Don't know what its called tho just now the ruskys had one
AK74 is in 5.56
Yeah that one lol
No scopes for any of the factions though so that's going to be very interesting
Kind of like a bridge between Post Scriptum and Squad.
Shorter engagement distances etc
Thick bush is also going to be a factor.
Ooh i really can't wait
Are there gonna be a R4 lmg like the RPK ? With the 50 round mags ?
50 Round mags for the R4 will be available. But only one per rifleman as was standard in the SADF from what I've heard.
Ok cool is there going to be a specific way to select that mag ?
There would have to be ja. Will see how that will work when the time comes
And are you going to implement an R1 ? Seeing as they also saw service before the R4 was adopted ?
Although troops on patrol would use the 50 round mag first because it wouldn't fit in their battlejackets unlike the 32 round mags
Yes R1 will be made but the FN FAL is already in Squad and will be using that as a placeholder til I model the R1
I'll probably have the R1 ready before the character models though so no worries
Just to pop in before going to bed. Look to the way the PPSH is already set up in squad where you have two inventory slots for drum and stick mags.
Something I'm planning on doing with my rebels.