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XIV AMA Model Show Ship Report

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"MSW "plank owner" Rui Matos (Skipper) shares his annual AMA Model Show Ship Report in this MSW feature!"

This years AMA annual event, the 14th, held in the Lisbon area of Portugal, just across the Tagus river, had some ship "usual suspects" missing...but there were some new members that tried the dark side! You just need to check the Hobby Boss submarine models: they are both from a club member only ten years old!

All in all, the rest of the show was fairly represented with the other themes of scale modeling, with the ship models (as usual) the less represented in numbers, although (even if I am suspected), the quality was high (in all show too).

We had the work area for some modelers to work "live", and the ship modelers, in plastic, resin and wood, made their efforts to show the visitors the "raw stuff" before they turn into the little wonders.

Of note was the sorrow shown by several visitors that were looking for a huge dry dock, as seen on the event poster, only to find out (when they missed it, they came and ask where it was!) that after all, it was a small diorama... Size matters?
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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

Thanks for sharing such great work... love the Nina (?) in rough waters. Rui - is the Soviet sub in dry dock yours? Lovely piece of work!
JUL 15, 2010 - 09:36 AM
Hi Mark Thanks for airing it! It turned out great! To James: The Nina is not the Nina but a 1/250 scale of a XV century portuguese caravel, by Ocidental Replicas (a defunct portuguese kit manufacturer). Model is by club Vice-president Silva Rocha And yes, the Akula is my own creation... you can see more of it on a previously published MOD here Another note is that the IJN Choun Maru (the dark grey armed merchant) was not finished at the time Thank you! Rui
JUL 15, 2010 - 11:45 AM
You know, Rui, you must have been very proud to not only have your work selected for the Show's program cover, but to have fooled so many people into thinking there was a dry dock nearby...We all strive for realism, but you actually pulled it off! --Karl
JUL 16, 2010 - 05:20 PM
I loved it Rui
JUL 17, 2010 - 04:51 AM
Thanks Skipper, I enjoyed the photos.
JUL 17, 2010 - 05:06 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys!! Cheers, Rui
JUL 18, 2010 - 06:51 AM
Thanks for the info Rui, pardon my ignorance!
JUL 21, 2010 - 03:37 PM
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