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About the Author

About Rui Matos (skipper)
FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Hi all Crew Members!
Rui Matos, 39 years old (in 2006), married, former Portuguese Navy Fire Control Radar Operator , and "owned" by two cats - James, Stripes (Riscas in portuguese, now deceased) and Moon (Lua)!
I've been modeling since I was 6, but only have turned to Submarines in 1991 o...


Comments

A really nice idea, I like this diorama! Cheers /Christer
JUL 09, 2007 - 04:01 AM
Nicely thought out and nicely executed Skipper. I wonder why I can see your photos on my work computer but on most of the other posts I can't.... edit....I just realized it wasn't a post, but a feature. I have no problem seeing the feature photos at work, just the photos that are included in the forum posts.
JUL 09, 2007 - 05:16 AM
funny, good idea and well done, but I prefer your 2 latests JB
JUL 09, 2007 - 05:42 AM
Thanks guys! This was a "break time" project - without too may PE, or much work with it! I have tried a small curve on the bow wake, as seen on photos, and I think I managed to get it. The masts and radar screens were a fast scatchbuilt task, the most difficult, on the Kilo was to scratchbuilt the glass windon on the bridge! I had to make four of those 2mm x 1mm transparent parts until I get it right, or before it flyes over the living room!! With the P-3 Orion, improvements/ difficulties made/were: - scratchbuilt 4 propellers (one on each set - bad injection); - make the transparent 4 bubble windows; - applying those small decals and hand paint the red line (propeller warning) All in all, was a fun project! I am pleased with the result (and almost fooling Steve Joyce) I am happy that you enjoyed Skipper
JUL 09, 2007 - 06:56 AM
Rui, great idea for a small diorama. Very nice effect on the water around the bow of the submarine. Thanks for sharing
JUL 11, 2007 - 11:02 PM
Thanks Jesper Skipper
JUL 12, 2007 - 12:32 AM
It is a very powerful dio. Very original. Nice job. (How long is this sub in 1/700?)
AUG 03, 2007 - 04:23 PM
VERY cool dio, love the aircraft and water, whole things is eyecatching.
AUG 03, 2007 - 08:01 PM
Hi Rui! I'll reply here so it won't be off topic on the Tin Cans campaign. This is a really cool diorama! I think I didn't see it because I wasn't really active on MSW at that time and somehow missed it. Your US P-3 is a lot more colorful than my JMSDF version, but I can only use the colors of the real thing. It's also neat how your P-3 scene is with adversaries, while mine is friendly. But anyway, thanks for showing me!
JAN 26, 2009 - 05:56 AM
Hi Dade Thanks for the compliments! The US P-3 Orion is really more colorful than the JSDAF one, but still you have made a good job on it! My suggestion would be improving the "bubble windows" with scratchbuild ones (made out of transparent sprue) BZ on your dio Rui
JAN 26, 2009 - 10:10 AM