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The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2007

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The Atlantic Convoy at SmallWarships SIG Stand




This Group Built started at ModelWarships and with members from the SmallWarships SIG was one of my great expectations!

And I have to say that the mentor of this display, Mike McCabe, didn't let me down on this. Although with some minor flaws, the display was very impressive, showing a percentage of a true convoy. The way the ships were deployed was as the real ones, with escorts on the edges and then cargo and finnaly, the most precious one, the tanker, in the middle.

With a lot of participants, the general effect was achieved - and now, let's think on a good idea for next years display.

Congratulations to all modelers that gave their time and changed the theme of the usual builts to make this awsome display!

NOTE: After the results of the competion was known, suddently there was a "rush" at these tables and a lot of non-warship modelers, at least in this scale, started to look with more care and discovering lots and lots of details - this was fun to see!
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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

Rui, the model in image #31...any details of the kit, artist, etc? The water rolling off the sub is extremely well done!
NOV 16, 2007 - 07:23 AM
wow very great and bright pictures you did Rui! the colours you manage to get are amazing! i also congratulate you for those pictures you took at sea level, very original, it's like you"re there
NOV 16, 2007 - 07:43 AM
Hi Mark That's Guido Hopp's Revell 1/144 VII-C Uboot Impressive indeed That was the result of plus 30 hour editing the photos - the lighting conditions of the venue is very dim, and then we cannot take tripods inside the competition area (not that I had one, but I could borrow) Rui
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:04 AM
Hi Rui, Very nice presentation, excellent photography.
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:26 AM
Thanks Harry We sure miss you there It was a good chance to see your models again, this time finished! Cheers. Skipper
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:49 AM
Outstanding job Rui, thanks for the hard work. Makes me want to have a couple of kids so I can sell em' to pay the way over for next year.
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:42 PM
Rui - Quite simply you've provided us with a fantastic expo of Telford - thank you! The camo on the Mauritania build is stunning. Cheers Karol
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:56 PM
Hi Rui, Some excellent looking ships and crafty there. Thanks for the pics. Al
NOV 16, 2007 - 09:12 PM
Thanks guys! This is really a great event. Alan, I expect to see your harbour dio next year?? Cheers, Skipper
NOV 16, 2007 - 11:35 PM
Rui: Thanks for sharing those excellent photos with us! I wish I could have been there!
NOV 17, 2007 - 12:19 AM