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SSGN K-186 “Omsk”
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 02:26 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

Take a look at Rui Matos' (skipper) great new "On Display" feature of the SSGN K-186 “Omsk”!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
jba
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 03:00 AM UTC
How can you make so little with so big?.. I just love the tiny truck near the big black monster, really that's one of your best works, the diagonals and different lines are really well studied so that the slimness of the beast can be shown at its advantages, the whole scene induces a sense of speed and dynamism.
And once more quite a great use of colour which fastly becomes your trademark in model ship building, Omsk smells big medals at championships
JB


MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 03:11 AM UTC
Impressive ! - i like the layout a lot - and those russian sub do look cool.
#027
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 04:03 AM UTC
Great stuff Rui! BZ!

Kenny
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hi guys!

Mark, thanks for airing it
To Jean-Bernard, Jan and Kenny:
Thanks for the compliments
It was a fun project, although after seeing the photos, there are a couple of things that need to be touch up.

Thanks for your (continuous) support! I really appreciate it!


Rui
pimpdogbert
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 06:05 AM UTC
Awesome! Really nice work Rui very truly inspiring work! I especally like the name of the sub on the walkway. Now I want to do a dio with a Victor . Thank you for posting this truly inspiring work and keep it up.

Cheers Alex
treadhead1952
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Nevada, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 06:52 AM UTC
Way to go Rui!

That is an excellent looking little dio, with the vehicles and figures to give some scale to the sub, it really takes off.
bobcicconi
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:54 AM UTC
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!
JMartine
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 03:19 PM UTC
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!
peterf
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 08:16 PM UTC
Rock and roll, Rui! a great work of art and I bet 100% technically accurate as well.

Cheers,

Peter F
_Admiral_Fil
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2008 - 06:30 AM UTC
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
skipper
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2008 - 06:35 AM UTC

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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



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
95bravo
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Kansas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 05:11 AM UTC

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How can you make so little with so big?..



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..
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:06 AM UTC
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
Karybdis
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:26 AM UTC
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!
95bravo
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Kansas, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 04:33 AM UTC

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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...Rui



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?
eddiev200
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 07:18 PM UTC
Great work , very nice dio , I love it Rui.
Keep coming my friend , your work was inspiring me to make my another submarine project.