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Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2020, 09:11:52 AM »
First test camo  trial done- no matt varnish so shiny as!
Very saturated palette for more Hollywood style, may well revert to normal for the rest




Heller do (or did) a 1/48th Puma kit.  I know because the bloody things kept coming up in search results on eBay when I was looking for 1/100th Pumas for my South Africans.  So have a look on eBay, but search for '1/48 SA330 Puma' or you'll just get wall-to-wall listings of Sdkfz 234/2 Puma.

Thanks- been trying to track one down but no success yet...
Basically to replicate the photo below

Offline SABOT

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 08:50:05 PM »
Inspired by you .....

Me and my mate Spike  threw this together today ...

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Offline Splod

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
Lovely table!

Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2020, 07:56:49 AM »
Very lovely table! I’m going to steal some ideas there - thanks for sharing
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 08:24:08 AM by bobhope »

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 09:36:08 AM »
Rather nice indeed! 20mm, 1/72?

Who maketh the patrol boat?
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Onde estiver estarei
Oh meu Mengooo

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2020, 10:11:28 AM »
Thanks Lads.

28mm .

We use the Beast figures too. Sorry, forget what make the boat  is will try to source again.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2020, 12:14:59 PM »
Hmmm, so is that a 1/48 Fujimi Wasp? You lucky beggar, I’ve been hunting one for ages to convert into a Scout.

Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 09:26:44 PM »
Bit of progress on the “generic landing craft”
Definitely not one for rivet counting- holds 20odd marines so it’ll do the job

Hmmm, so is that a 1/48 Fujimi Wasp? You lucky beggar, I’ve been hunting one for ages to convert into a Scout.
- very jealous of that - though there’s one out in December from S&M



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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2020, 10:57:22 PM »
That’ll do nicely 👍

Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2020, 02:37:21 PM »
Bit more progress sat in the sunshine
- Landing craft at gloss stage ready for weathering up
- couple of trial boards knocked together - rickety jetty and rusty hulk ( salvaged from water lining the landing craft)

Will keep the boards fairly flat for storage I think


Offline robh

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2020, 10:42:57 PM »
There are several minutes footage of the Argentine "scrap metal merchants" in Grytviken at the start of this Video (in Spanish). First 6 or 7 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvmLBnycHM

Shows how much of the old whaling and whale oil facilities were still standing in 1982, very different to the image above.

Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2020, 06:16:31 AM »
There are several minutes footage of the Argentine "scrap metal merchants" in Grytviken at the start of this Video (in Spanish). First 6 or 7 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvmLBnycHM

Shows how much of the old whaling and whale oil facilities were still standing in 1982, very different to the image above.

Good video that, and yes does show the change well

Photo below was part of original inspiration for getting started
shows the same large factory area still standing in 1982
Newer photos look more like “King Edward point station- which is how I justify some compromise ;)

Bit of colour on some boards - still a long way to go with gloss and dry brush and scrub etc :/
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And photo of rusty landing craft on the beach in South Georgia- again I’m sure post 1982 but still :)

Offline robh

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2020, 10:31:34 AM »
Compromise is going to be inevitable on pretty much any gaming layout and ending up with something that can be re-used for other games is absolutely the best way to approach it.
I reckon there are 3 or 4 historical Falklands War scenarios that scenery like this would work for, more if you can add in more habitable areas.

I am following your progress with interest, I had been collecting ideas for doing something similar with my 10mm Falklands forces, they are pretty fed up fighting over the same bunch of rocky hillsides and could do with a trip to the coast.




Offline bobhope

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
First couple of boards starting to look less rubbish
Slow work putting together the Revell Wessex
Loads of filling and paper clip reinforcing to try and make it strong enough to game with (if it doesn’t take an early flight out the window)

Offline Roo

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Re: South Georgia 1982
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2020, 08:37:55 PM »
That rusty hull section is wonderful!

 

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