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SSGN K-186 “Omsk”

  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
Materials used to make this diorama

Box sets:
- Tamiya's 1/700 SSGN Kursk
- Acu-Station 1/700 Kursk PE set
- Pitroad's 1/700 Equipment for Modern Soviet Ships (Mir bathyscaphe)
- Pitroad's 1/700 US Navy Landing Ship Tanks L.S.T MK2 (Two trucks - one heavily modified)
- Aoshima's 1/700 Tugger set (one tug heavily modified/upgraded)
- Eduard's 1/700 Aircraft Carrier Figures


Scratch built parts from plastic card and other materials from the spare box:

- Barge
- Pier
- Air compressor and hoses
- Cables
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'
  • SSGN K-186 'Omsk'

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

Great dio, Rui! I like the way you angled the pier on the base and captured a whole lot of detail without overpowering the scene!
SEP 17, 2008 - 10:54 AM
Gorgeous work..... also, as a "newbie" I learned a lot from this piece.... the assymetry, the use of color to contrast the "black" sub, how much a few accessories can enhance the dio. Inspirational AND educational, thanks for sharing!
SEP 17, 2008 - 03:19 PM
Rock and roll, Rui! a great work of art and I bet 100% technically accurate as well. Cheers, Peter F
SEP 17, 2008 - 08:16 PM
Most interesting diorama indeed. I think, with your permission of course, I am going to take some ideas for my Kilo/Alfa dock details. Splendid work indeed
SEP 19, 2008 - 06:30 AM
Hi Filipe! No need to ask for permission! This dio is not exclusive, and if it can help other modelers improving/enhancing their own works, so... half of the purpose of having it online is accomplished! Thanks guys (Filipe, Peter, James, Bob, Jay and Alex) Your compliments motivate me to go a little further every time! Stay tuned... more "interesting" naval works soon! Rui
SEP 19, 2008 - 06:35 AM
I agree! It's great Rui! I have to say I'm envious. I attempted to work with some 1/700th scale photo etch a few weeks ago and it was a disaster. I wish I had your talent and steady hand. Beautiful work..
SEP 20, 2008 - 05:11 AM
Hey Steve! Long time no see! You don't need to be envious, you need to... practice! Please take a look at my first 1/700 model (JAG Collective - USS Forrest Sherman DD-931 (Early) ) and you can make a simple comparison... And btw, this model does not have that many PE parts. Thanks again for the incentive, Steve! Hope all is smooth with you and your family Rui
SEP 20, 2008 - 10:06 AM
Guido sums it up best with you making the small so big. I love your small scale dioramas, Rui, and this one is another excellent addition!
SEP 20, 2008 - 10:26 AM
And this is suppose to make me feel better? It's beautiful! I can relate with your frustration over the PE. However, yours had a far better outcome than mine. My railings tore just from handling them. The mast folded fine, but then was too short to be located over the funnel. Thank god for the Etch Mate! who knows how it would have turned out trying to make these folds without it. I just had a horrible time with the PE.(it's so dinky!) I have an Indianapolis that I bought along with a PE set and I really messed up the PE set. This was a test bed for the Saratoga and Saipan.... Things are fine here. Extremely busy, but fine. How are things for you?
SEP 22, 2008 - 04:33 AM
Great work , very nice dio , I love it Rui. Keep coming my friend , your work was inspiring me to make my another submarine project.
NOV 24, 2008 - 07:18 PM