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

2018-11-13 21:16:38 UTC

2018-11-14 12:06:23 UTC

2018-11-14 13:22:53 UTC  

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

2018-11-14 14:03:32 UTC  

@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.

2018-11-14 14:03:57 UTC  

Won't be making the R6 as it was not issued to the SADF and SANDF AFAIK.

2018-11-14 14:14:01 UTC  

Ok cool will you be keeping the bipods ?

2018-11-14 14:14:17 UTC  

Or adding at a later stage aswell ?

2018-11-14 14:14:23 UTC  

For the R4 yes

2018-11-14 14:14:45 UTC  

R5 doesn't have a bipod

2018-11-14 14:15:16 UTC  

Yeah but the Lm 5's did

2018-11-14 14:15:42 UTC  

LM 5's are single shot civilian versions I believe?

2018-11-14 14:17:43 UTC  

Yes they are but i was just saying that most of them had the bipods

2018-11-14 14:18:34 UTC  

Seeing as some of them were converted R4's

2018-11-14 14:19:22 UTC  

I'll look into it. Wouldn't be a problem keeping the bipods on the R5's

2018-11-14 14:19:38 UTC  

But yeah the models are looking really really good

2018-11-14 14:20:31 UTC  

Cheers man. I'm keen to see it in Squad I wonder how they will perform against the AK's and M4's

2018-11-14 14:21:50 UTC  

Well seeing as its basically an akm I'll think they'll do pretty good

2018-11-14 14:22:45 UTC  

Lower calibre though so less recoil than the AKM

2018-11-14 14:23:30 UTC  

Ahh wait brainfart i was thinking of the 5.56 ak

2018-11-14 14:24:54 UTC  

Don't know what its called tho just now the ruskys had one

2018-11-14 14:25:09 UTC  

AK74 is in 5.56

2018-11-14 14:25:19 UTC  

Yeah that one lol

2018-11-14 14:26:17 UTC  

No scopes for any of the factions though so that's going to be very interesting

2018-11-14 14:26:29 UTC  

Kind of like a bridge between Post Scriptum and Squad.

2018-11-14 14:26:57 UTC  

Shorter engagement distances etc

2018-11-14 14:27:05 UTC  

Thick bush is also going to be a factor.

2018-11-14 14:28:09 UTC  

Ooh i really can't wait

2018-11-14 14:29:54 UTC  

Are there gonna be a R4 lmg like the RPK ? With the 50 round mags ?

2018-11-14 14:30:07 UTC  


2018-11-14 14:30:56 UTC  

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.

2018-11-14 14:31:49 UTC  

Ok cool is there going to be a specific way to select that mag ?

2018-11-14 14:33:42 UTC  

There would have to be ja. Will see how that will work when the time comes

2018-11-14 14:33:57 UTC  

And are you going to implement an R1 ? Seeing as they also saw service before the R4 was adopted ?

2018-11-14 14:34:21 UTC  

Although troops on patrol would use the 50 round mag first because it wouldn't fit in their battlejackets unlike the 32 round mags

2018-11-14 14:34:41 UTC  

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

2018-11-14 14:34:55 UTC  

I'll probably have the R1 ready before the character models though so no worries

2018-11-14 14:35:13 UTC  

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.

2018-11-14 14:35:34 UTC  

Something I'm planning on doing with my rebels.

2018-11-14 14:35:55 UTC  

Cool cool im looking forward to the mod more and more

2018-11-14 14:37:22 UTC  

just letting you guys know i will only be posting progress on the mapping once @Springbok models most of the stuff that will be placed in the maps

2018-11-14 14:37:29 UTC  

@Stom Cool man, I forgot about the PSSH having both stick and drum mags.