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Arteis0201 Jul 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

Way back in 1976-77, at the tender age of 20, I worked a summer season at the US Navy base at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. I was employed by a New Zealand company that was contracted to do one of the most important jobs ‘on the ice' … washing dishes!

I took a lot of photos whilst I was down there, all printed as slides. For decades these slides languished in a box at the bottom of my cupboard. Then last year I pulled them out and put a few of them through a slide-to-JPG converter. I've posted the results on my blog: link

There are some potentially interesting ‘military' modelling ideas included! Here are a few samples of the pictures on my blog:




Lots more images on my blog: link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 9:10 p.m. PST


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2017 3:39 a.m. PST

Hey, I saw a movie made back then….not sure if it was a documentary…about some strange events that took place at McMurdo Station…..

Can you please submit a sample of blood for analysis please….. wink

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

Danm. I though that this was a Gretzky bio.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Was there myself for a few weeks in 81, and then again in 83---part of the icebreaking ops to get the groceries into McMurdo. Beautiful place but bleak.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member02 Jul 2017 10:12 p.m. PST

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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