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MSW Artist Profile~Rui Matos
Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 01:09 AM UTC
Ahoy Mates!

Join me in some interesting Q & A conversation and some great model subjects to view, with MSW Senior Editor Rui Matos (Skipper) in the next edition of "MSW Artist Profile".

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 02:12 AM UTC
You've some very nice work there Skipper.

I take it that coin on the C.S.S. Hunley represents the coin her skipper carried in his pocket, that was found on the wreck?

Also one thing I really like, the fact that each picture has the scale, kit, and ship information posted. A pet peeve of mine is seeing great photos in a gallery and not knowing what kit it is, or scale, and sometimes not even what item is being modeled. Thanks for including this info.

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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hey all,

Great interview. It gives me a better insite in to the upper sphere of our great site and the people who make it was it is. I enjoyed reading of you skipper and the pics of your builds were great.
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 04:41 AM UTC
Awesome interview Mark. Thanks for sharing Rui!

Gator
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 05:25 AM UTC
Well, what a surprise!
Hey Mark is it 29th already??

To Rodger:
Yes Rodger, that was is a replica of the coin of the Hunley's skipper
And Thanks also for the "subtitles" - I always like to know what I am seeing, I thought that others should too

Thanks for your comments on my contraptions guys!
Cheers,
Rui (aks skipper)
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 05:34 AM UTC
Hi Rui,

Received your email.

Very nice builds!!!

Are you going to try your hand at the two new Italeri kits, the S.L.C. or the M.T.M. ?
I have been tossing around the idea of building the M.T.M..
skipper
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 05:46 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Rui,

Received your email.

Very nice builds!!!

Are you going to try your hand at the two new Italeri kits, the S.L.C. or the M.T.M. ?
I have been tossing around the idea of building the M.T.M..



Hi Harry
Thanks (about the email and the compliments about the models)
As for your question about the Italeri one's, yes! They are just waiting for their turn

Cheers
Skipper
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 06:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Rui,

Received your email.

Very nice builds!!!

Are you going to try your hand at the two new Italeri kits, the S.L.C. or the M.T.M. ?
I have been tossing around the idea of building the M.T.M..


I picked up the M.T.M. yesterday at a contest. Nice kit.
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 07:36 AM UTC
Great read and insight thanks for taking the time Rui.

Mark a special thanks for this instalment . I have enjoyed each one thus far.

I now have another goal to aspire to but best I finish some models first..


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 09:03 PM UTC
hey nice one Rui! great midget sub collection -but as some sort of Portfolio, you could also have included some of your latest (kaszub+IJN Sub ) ! I love those ones..
JB
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 10:19 PM UTC
A solid and interesting discussion, and some very nice build examples to illustrate it.

A very nice read.

Cheers,

Peter F
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 11:26 PM UTC
Very nice collection of midget subs. Also nice interview, insightful, and interesting. I like this feature in our forums, it gives us all a much better view of the person. Rui, it is nice to read more about you and to see your great work.

skipper
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2007 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi guys!

You're all very kind
And now for some points:
To JBA: About the Kazsub and IJN subs, they are already published in MOD features, and since there's a limit in the number of photos

To Sean: Yes, you need to finish some models! It's a great sensation to see one of our projects finished - go for it mate!

(back to the bench)
Rui (aka Skipper)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 03:16 AM UTC
Great stuff Skipper!! Love that Chariot dio...it looks so realistic.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 07:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Love that Chariot dio...it looks so realistic.



Thanks Martin
The Chariot dio, you may have been photo "conditioned" because it was based on a known WWII photo, which is also the cover of Paul Kemp's Underwater Warriors.
This and the X-Craft Dio's were some of the earliest Verlinden products, and also the first naval related items. They have some faults, are in 54mm scale (1/32nd) and the fact that they were made of resin/poliurethane foam made these models being widrawn from VLS catalog.
Even with the issues they have, they were fun models to correct, built and paint

And as a note for all: some already built Midgets were left off for this Feature:
Caproni CB
Ko-Hyoteki Pearl Harbour Attack
Ko-Hyoteki Sidney Harbour Attack

Of course there are more in the stash

Thanks again, Martin and all mates
Rui (aka skipper)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 11:51 AM UTC
Again another nice piece Mark, and an insight into your life and modelling achivements Rui.

Thank you both

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thanks Luciano

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 04:13 AM UTC
Nice interview Skipper.
The models look great.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 08:47 AM UTC
Rui

I say old chap it appears that you are rather good at this ship modeling lark.

Think that should get me first prize in the understatement of the year competition.

Great stuff, nice to have the chance to see some of your early or posted before I joined models.

Mark (Gunny) and a big thanks to you for putting these profiles together.

PeteV

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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 10:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Rui

I say old chap it appears that you are rather good at this ship modeling lark.

Think that should get me first prize in the understatement of the year competition.

Great stuff, nice to have the chance to see some of your early or posted before I joined models.

Mark (Gunny) and a big thanks to you for putting these profiles together.

PeteV





Thanks Dave - part of the beauty pictured is owed to you!

And Peter, allow me to disagree part of your comments - I only try to do my best, but still am away of the "rather good"
But I am rather happy that you have enjoyed the models
Cheers,
Rui
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007 - 09:02 PM UTC
Hi Rui,

Neat interview, your passion for the hobby comes across well. Great collecton of mini subs and excellent work on the kits, great stuff.

Thanks for sharing and have fun.

Al