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K-137 Pantera Akula I Diorama

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Boxed Items:
- 1/700 Hobby Boss Akula Submarine
- 1/700 Tug from Aoshima Tugger Set (modernized)
- 1/700 HP-Models Soviet Navy Schwimmkran ("head" and arm used)
- 1/700 BJ-Modellbau PE set for HP-Models Crane
- 1/700 Lionroar Russian/Soviet Navy Raillings
- 1/700 Lionroar Figurines
- Wooden Base was a gift made by MSW member Jacob Walker [Redneck]

Scratchbuilt Items:
- Crane legs
- Floating Dry Dock
- Pier and Mooring Block;
- Scaffolding on Akula and on Floating Dry Dock using PE grid 0.3 and 0.5 mm;
- On the Akula: Windshield and Towed Array Dome (to the correct shape of a Akula I);
- Home made decals (for the writing on the Floating Dry Dock);
- Generators, cables, etc mainly using Evergreen Sheet, Brass rods and some wire;
- Flag hand painted on tape, and rigging is Caennis Line;
- Seascape is watercolour paper.

Painting and Weathering:
- Painted with White Ensign Models Colourcoats Soviet Navy Colors;
- Weathered with Artists Oils.

References:
Russian Submarines - Guardians of the Motherland
by Wayne Frey
Published by Infinity
ISBN 0741434474

Ships of The World Magazine, Nš675
Published by Kaijincha

Note:On the main image there are three coins, 10P British Pounds, 1C US Dollar and 1C Euro for scale purposes.
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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 well executed model Ruis....very effective weathering and such a fine model in it's finish....well done friend Louis Malta
NOV 23, 2009 - 03:15 AM
Wonderful work Rui!
NOV 23, 2009 - 03:45 AM
Thank you guys Rui
DEC 18, 2009 - 06:16 AM
I feel sort of guilty for not checking this forum as often as i should -at the end of the day i end up missing some true gems like your latest build Rui. As usual you prove yourself a master of colour, everything really shines, all the whites the blues the red, really that's a fantastic work. I love the work you have been doing on the rust, its' very slight and is applied almost everywhere, it provides just the right feeling of a busy scene and yet a bit falling apart, the empire crumbling or just maybe rebuilding itself through the ashes..
FEB 22, 2010 - 09:05 PM