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About skipper
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 or 92, when I received a Verlinden's Seehund as a birthday present! Since then, I kept on building a relatively small collection of subs in big scale (for naval modelers) 1/72 and 1/35 or 54mm, mainly WWII, but also the American Civil War subs. I am usually able to make three to five models a year. I am pround to be also one of the seven co-founders of AMA - Almada's Modeling Association (back in 1996), and giving a little of my extra time beeing and working as a VP and PR. I am also a member of ModelTroia Club - and since 2003 member of the Naval Juri. Formerly ME and than Senior Editor for Modelshipwrights. This staff position here in Armorama's Warships, in the beginning, was possible because of our dear and departed friend Garry Beebe, who pushed Jim Starkweather to do it. My wife gives me full support, except when the boxes are really big :D Remember Modeling should be FUN!

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My Feature Articles

1.HMS DragonDESTROYERS ALL
2.SSN-21 USS Sea WolfSUBMARINES ALL
3.IPMS UK/Scale Model World 2010SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
4.River Tagus, Navy Ship Board, circa 1952MILITARY SUPPORT VESSELS ENGLISH
5.ModelScala 2010 Ship Photo ReportSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
6.LCS-2 USS IndependenceOTHER COMBAT SHIPS ENGLISH
7.XIV AMA Model Show Ship ReportSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
8.The Ships at ModelTroia 2010SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
9.K-137 Pantera Akula I DioramaSUBMARINES ENGLISH
10.The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2009SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
11.NRP Diogo Co F-333 (1964)DESTROYERS ENGLISH
12.The Ships at ModelTroia 2009 SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
13.Somewhere in the Pacific...MILITARY SUPPORT VESSELS ENGLISH
14.The Ships at BejaModelShow 2008SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
15.The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2008SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
16.Other Navies, Other ViewsSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
17.The Ships from ModelScala 2008SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
18.SSGN K-186 Omsk SUBMARINES ENGLISH
19.USS Arizona BB-39BATTLESHIPS ENGLISH
20.No-Guns Allowed Campaign Wrap-upCIVILIAN VESSELS ENGLISH
21.The ships of XII Annual AMA Exhibition SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
22.JMSDF Icebreaker Shirase AGB-5002 CIVILIAN VESSELS ENGLISH
23.The Ships from ModelTroia 2008SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
24.Scratchbuilding the NRP Alvares CabralOTHER COMBAT SHIPS ENGLISH
25.USS Cassin DD-372 (1944 fit)DESTROYERS ENGLISH
26.The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2007SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
27.Ship Of The Quarter #1SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
28.Soviets Got'a New SSSUBMARINES ENGLISH
29.IJN I-58 (1944 fit)SUBMARINES ENGLISH
30.ORP Kaszub wz.25OTHER COMBAT SHIPS ENGLISH
31.Wet Your Ships!SHIPMAKING TECHNIQUES ENGLISH
32.The Ships at XI AMA ExpoSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
33.Ship Of The QuarterSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
34.The Ships at ModelTroia 2007SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
35.M.T.M. Barchino WalkaroundMILITARY SMALL CRAFT ENGLISH
36.The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2006SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
37.SLC 200 MaialeSUBMARINES ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.HMS Dragon DecalsBY ATLANTIC MODELS ENGLISH
2.WWII IJN Aircraft (Late)BY LIONROAR ENGLISH
3.WWII IJN Aircraft (Early) BY LIONROAR ENGLISH
4.38cm L/52 SK C/34 barrelsBY JB MODEL.EU ENGLISH
5.14'' L/45 barrels (KGV class)BY JB MODEL.EU ENGLISH
6.U-Boat Surface Resin DetailBY ARCHER FINE TRANSFERS ENGLISH
7.Visby Stealth Class CorvetteBY L'ARSENAL ENGLISH
8.Akagi Wooden DeckBY HASEGAWA MODELS ENGLISH
9.1/700 Russian SSK Kilo ClassBY HOBBY BOSS ENGLISH
10.Japanese Type-A Midget SubmarineBY ACCURATE ARMOUR ENGLISH
11.Leyte Gulf 1944BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
12.US Submarines, 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
13.Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
14.JAG Collective - USS Forrest Sherman DD-931 (Early)BY JAG COLLECTIVE ENGLISH
15.US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-1945 Prewar ClassesBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
16.YS Custom Series: Tupolev G-5 Type X Russian Torpedo BoatBY YS MASTERPIECES ENGLISH
17.Type XXIII U-boatBY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH

My Awards


Camouflaged Ships Campaign Award: This award is a proof that this modeler successfully finished at least one Camouflaged Ship during this Campaign.
DDD2: This award was given to this member after a great and courageous Campaign in which a Submarine Model was built with success.
Congratulations and welcome to the Dolphin Community
Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign dedicated to the brave men who served beneath the waves.

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Dreadnoughts! Campaign Award Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dreadnoughts! Campaign
Forgotten Sisters Official Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon signifies the award of the successful completion of MSW's
get the job done:
Leyte Gulf: Leyte Gulf Campaign Award
No Guns Allowed: This ribbon designates the owner of a successful completion of the
Official Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies Campaign completion with full honors!
Official Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon signifies this builder has completed the MSW
Seeing Red 2005: This award signifies that the holder has successfully completed a important project for the Rodina!  Said builder has achieved victory in the face of adversity from the decadent West and has met or exceeded both build requirements and deadlines.  Political officers shall see to the awarding of the ribbon, Komrades.
Staffers Build Contest Ribbon: