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Rui S (mig)



Rui S added a new photoalbum.
401 images
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100 | 23. February 2017, 17:40
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Rui S
@Rafael, muito obrigado pelo seu comentário e apoio.
@Phill, I'm glad you like it.
@Slavo, I know your Great work, so I'm honored that you stop by and commented on my album with such kind and encourging words. Very important to me. Thank You mate.
And yes 401 photos are way too many but nowadays we don't have to pay for them right?... I got Carried away with the joy of beeing working on this project and wanted to Share all the Steps on it with my mates.
15. August, 18:16
C. B.
Oi Rui,
as tuas maquetes estão um espectaculo. Principalmente as pinturas das figuras.👍👍👍 Cumprimentos
16. September, 19:23
Rui S
Thank you very much C. B. Nice of you to write your kind comment in Português 😄 Much apreciated.
I enjoyed a lot this longo project. It had some very Nice learning curves and surprises.
18. September, 13:12
Simon Nagorsnik
Hi rui
Looks like a lot of work
I like the muddy road and the roof seems really good
The weatherinh on the marder is fantastic 👌👌
18. September, 14:38
Rui S
Hi Simon, Thank you very much for your Nice comment. Apreciated.
Yap, it took a lot of work, but also a lot of Joy and Nice new experiences.
I've seen your weathering and Dio techniques and they are excellent, so I'm really glad you like this.
19. September, 19:19

September 13, 2021

Rui S added a new photoalbum.
255 images
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1:35 T-26 B (TOM Modellbau 10)1:35 Riflemen (ICM 35566)1:35 Infantry (Dragon 6744)
81 | 11. July 2017, 18:11
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Rui S
Thank you very much for stopping by and for the kind comments, mates. Apreciated a lot.
@ Simon, the Fin soldier has an almost white face, so it must be under 0° 😉
7. September, 19:10
It came out very nice.
7. September, 19:56
Rui S
Thank you Olivier, glad you comment and like it. Apreciated.
7. September, 21:02
realistic, super)
12. September, 20:45
Rui S
Thank you Viacheslav, coming from such a talented modeler as you are, its a great praise.
13. September, 19:50

September 10, 2021

Rui S added a new photoalbum.
32 | 6. April 2019, 16:13
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Rui S
Thx, Villiers de Vos. Improving yes, I hope so. Expanding 🤔 ? Not so sure about that 🙂
8. September, 20:34
Kerry COX
I do hope you have a tread mill close by, or at least some where you can get to for some physical attention. ? As being more confined that most times, and sitting for longer periods of time, exercise is now your best friend. !
8. September, 22:54
Sergej I
Nice cave! Love your stash aswel 👍 and great to see young blood helping 🙂
9. September, 04:51
Rui S
@ Kezza, you are absolutely right, but I'm not a exercise fan, unless it his to Carry a big beer package 😄

@Sergej I, thx for your words. The Young is my older son, 21 now and did not repeat the experience, unfortunately 🙁 I Will have to handle my stash Alone 🤔
10. September, 20:00
12. September, 20:46

September 8, 2021

Rui S and Stéphane Jayet are now mates.
8. September, 13:34

September 7, 2021

Rui S owns this item
7. September, 20:00
Rui S owns this item
7. September, 19:52
Rui S owns this item
7. September, 19:52
Rui S started this item
7. September, 19:33
Rui S started this item
7. September, 19:32

September 5, 2021

Rui S and Neil are now mates.
5. September, 18:20

September 4, 2021

Rui S and Dizzyduck are now mates.
4. September, 21:43

September 3, 2021

Rui S and Flight Line Media are now mates.
3. September, 00:58

August 20, 2021

Rui S and Niels Cnossen are now mates.
20. August, 12:01

August 10, 2021

Rui S and Phil M are now mates.
10. August, 19:34

August 9, 2021

Rui S added a new photoalbum.
6 images
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Cut from the inside with a dentist tool :D
Project: Somewhere
1:35 Street w/Advertising Column (MiniArt 36002)
9 | 3. July, 17:54
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Interesting. No doubt this will be transformed into something special.
4. July, 14:18
Bruce Huxtable
Great tip, René. Looks easy so will give that a try myself too ?
4. July, 15:00
Rui S
@ gorbygould, Thank you Mate. Apreciated.
I'm Hopping to do something about it, but I don't know how special it wil be 😄 😄 😄
4. July, 15:01
Kerry COX
The masters machinations. !
Make room for me on your brick fence there Rui. ! 🙂 👍
9. August, 21:52
Rui S
You know I'm always proud to get a master on board. So you know you are always most welcome, Kezza. The pressure is on, hehehe
9. August, 22:11
Rui S added a new photoalbum.
89 images
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That's how it was in the end :)
68 | 21. March 2015, 16:43
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This is amazing
20. June, 15:15
Rui S
Thank you Mates. This is already a old work, but I apreciate your kind comments very much.
@ Vytautas, coming from a weathering Expert, I'm really honored.
@ Bruce, I'm very glad you like and comment it.
@ OttovonLindberg, I also enjoy and Respect your amazing work.
2. July, 15:02
Peerke Schijvens
Really love all the details, beautiful ?
25. July, 16:10
David Pearson
Excellent work, love the detail.
26. July, 07:37
Rui S
@ Peerke, Thank you for your kind comment. Not my most recent Dio but I sure enjoy a lot doing it.
@ David, Thank you very much for your comment. I'm really happy that you like it.
9. August, 13:44

July 25, 2021

Rui S and Tommy Agne are now mates.
25. July, 23:48

July 3, 2021

Rui S added a new project.
30 images
In progress
1:35 Street w/Advertising Column (MiniArt 36002)
3. July, 12:23
Rui S
I'm thinking (long time idea) about filling it with plaster and using the floor and wall pieces back sides as a mold to duplicate the kit. Does anyone know what I should use so that the plaster doesn't stick to the plastic? Any ideas?
Thank you.
3. July, 12:36
Guillaume Blanchet
I have used the Silicone Rubber Technique while in college. Works well, but it's time consuming (like our hobby) and you need to make sure the no air in the mold.

3. July, 12:45
Rui S
Thank you for your atention and link, Guillaume, but this time I'm really interested in using plaster, I'm just worried that it Will be hard to remove it after it's dry.
3. July, 15:23
Guillaume Blanchet
I would have the same concern. Good luck with your quest. I'm sure there a type of coating out there that will do the job.
3. July, 15:31
Rui S
in the net they say "There are commercial mold release agents available, but people often use Vaseline, liquid hand soap, Pam Cooking Spray, Crisco, Vegetable Oil, liquid soap, or Murphy's Oil Soap."

i'll take some progress photos 😉
3. July, 17:20
René "Lord Bilbo" Bartholemy
If you are sure the positive won't physically block the plaster from coming out, there shouldn't be any problem. Plaster won't normally stick to plastic. I did the same with some vacuformed shell craters without any hitch.
But I strongly suspect that you'll get a much better result by making a mould of the outside of your wall (caulk and potato starch will do the trick very well and cheaply) and then to pour your plaster into the new negative. Miniart's vacuforms are made inside out, so that the outside gets all the details...
Hope this helps! 😉
3. July, 21:20
Rui S
Thank you for your attention, Rene. Apreciate your help.
I'm sure you are right, but I'm not sure if I could do a good work, making molds with caulk and potato starch.
I'm planning just doing it, with simpler and easier stuff that I have, not expecting a final product, but a base to work with in future.
3. July, 21:29
Rui S started this item
3. July, 12:31
Rui S marked this item as tradeable/sellable
No longer tradeable
3. July, 12:30
Rui S owns this item
3. July, 12:22

May 27, 2021

Rui S wants this item
27. May, 20:00

May 24, 2021

Rui S completed this item
1:35 Paratroops (Italeri 335)
Italeri 1:35
335 1985 | Changed box
16. March, 14:42
Marc Le Bayon
Ex 70' Heller figs...
24. May, 07:17

May 21, 2021

Rui S and Peter Batin are now mates.
21. May, 15:00

May 17, 2021

Rui S wants this item
17. May, 19:03

May 14, 2021

Rui S and Pierre Vauthier are now mates.
14. May, 15:05

May 10, 2021

Rui S owns this item
1:35 Infantry (Dragon 6744)
Infantry Winter 1941
Dragon 1:35
6744 2013 | New tool
10. May, 20:02

April 21, 2021

Rui S and Nelson Paulo are now mates.
21. April, 14:11

April 10, 2021

Rui S owns this item
10. April, 15:23
Rui S added a new photoalbum.
28 | 28. March, 22:43
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Alec: Apparently a lot of Roy cross's original artwork was destroyed. Some of it was sold at auction over the years. I've just found a listing for a 2014 auction of his work. When he stopped working for Airfix he mainly painted ships – some of his Airfix work is half way down the first page.
I'd have happily made a few bids if I'd known at the time.

Just read that his first Airfix art was this:
Dornier 217. E.2 (Airfix 383, 1:72)

1:72 Dornier 217. E.2 (Airfix 383)

And his last:
Prinz Eugen (Airfix 05203-2, 1:600)

1:600 Prinz Eugen (Airfix 05203-2)
1. April, 06:31
Alec K
Cool! Thanks Gorb 👍
1. April, 13:17
Rui S
@ gorbygould, Thx for sharing the info 👍. I remember doing both 😄
1. April, 13:20
James C
That's quite a cool idea. I wish I had done something similar, but too late now 👍
3. April, 20:22
Rui S
Sorry for the late reply, Mate. Thx for the compliment. I'm ot the only one and I think it's never too late, so😉
10. April, 14:00

April 4, 2021

Rui S
thank you, Marc.
4. April, 20:56
Rui S added a new photoalbum.
8 images
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From the time I had only glossy paints, and I think the silver was already a paste :D
23 | 2. April, 19:56
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Ah, you are too kind Rui, and thank you for the lovely compliment, but you and your build are the star of the show here! praise goes to you my friend, for helping to us to remember some fond childhood memories ?
4. April, 05:34
Rui S
Thank you, Mates 👍
@ James, that was my intention, glad you like it 🙂
@ JD, Just saying the truth, mate and thanks again for your very kind words.
4. April, 15:33
Ben M
Space:1999 - love it, Rui! When I got back into the hobby one of the first things I built was an Eagle, because when I was a kid I built one.
4. April, 15:46
Great model!
4. April, 16:21
Rui S
@ Ben, Thank you, I see yours. Nice model and you even put some PE in it?
@ Curatorm, Thx, I'm glad you like & comment it😉
4. April, 18:30

April 2, 2021

Rui S and Tini Hendriks are now mates.
2. April, 21:35
Rui S and Stefan Fraundorfer are now mates.
2. April, 19:39
Rui S and Roy Seine are now mates.
2. April, 14:32

March 25, 2021

Rui S and Ben M are now mates.
25. March, 01:43

March 16, 2021

Rui S completed this item
16. March, 14:42
Rui S completed this item
16. March, 14:42
Rui S completed this item
16. March, 14:40
Rui S started this item
16. March, 14:33
Rui S started this item
16. March, 14:33

March 15, 2021

Rui S added a new photoalbum.
45 | 14. March 2015, 04:01
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Rui S
Thank you for your kind comments Rui. Mainly coming from a namesake😉 (my S also comes from da Silva).
I'm really sorry, that I don't know how to work with Photoshope, but I'll try to follow your advice with other programs and see how it works.
I see you scrolled through the photos in the Album, thanks again for that.
With around 100 thousand tons of cork per year, Portugal is the largest producer in the world, so it is natural that around here we use corks in a lot of things. Tinto, white, Porto, Madeira, etc. I like all of them 😄
3. March, 22:32
Kerry COX
So. Saying "Put a cork in it." instead of 'shut up' is not an insult. ? 🙂
It's so much nicer pulling the cork out of a bottle of wine, rather rather than the plastic or screw top crap the world uses now. :-/ 🙁
3. March, 22:44
Rui S
Yap Kezza, I think it's more polite, at least 😄
And I completely second your wise words. Cork is a noble material with several very good characteristics and it is even currently used by NASA😉
3. March, 22:53
David Pearson
Nice Work, impressive diarama, detailed work.
14. March, 11:45
Rui S
Thank you for your kind words David Pearson. I'm very glad you like it. Much apreciated.
15. March, 00:11
Rui S added a new photoalbum.
128 images
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Project: Sd.Kfz.10/4
1:35 Sd. Anhänger 51 (Italeri 6450)1:35 Sd.Kfz. 10/4 (ESCI 5018)1:35 Afrikakorps (Italeri 304)1+
24 | 16. March 2015, 20:55
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I've got the older version of this kit molded in the dark gray and it's a tough one to work with; congrats for doing a stellar job, especially with those rather difficult and sometimes strangely posed figures of theirs. (I'm thinking of the Italeri Schwimmwagen with the officer holding his elbow up over his head LOL).
18. July 2020, 12:15
Rui S
Thx a lot Al, much apreciatted and I'm really glad you like it.
I really liked all the work needed to make the kit and figures something decente. the result always serves as an incentive.
I'm leaving my best kits for when I have more experience.😉
18. July 2020, 15:43
David Pearson
Great attention to detail, looks really good.
14. March, 11:48
David Taylor
14. March, 12:10
Rui S
Thank you for your nice comments, David Pearson and David Taylor. I'm realy glad you like it. Much apreciated.
15. March, 00:09

March 12, 2021

Rui S and Alexey Axel are now mates.
12. March, 21:49

March 11, 2021

Rui S and Emanuel Z. are now mates.
11. March, 21:37

February 27, 2021

Rui S owns this item
1:35 Riflemen (ICM 35566)
Riflemen (Winter 1940)
ICM 1:35
35566 2016 | New tool
27. February, 22:37
Rui S added a new photoalbum.
86 images
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some 360º images 8). Finally I can consider this dio finished.
26 | 9. March 2015, 02:35
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Very nice. Good colours ! I just think the driver is too far on the right.
30. January, 18:30
Rui S
Thank you very much for your very nice comments, mates.
@ Dietmar, Much apreciated and I feel happy that you like this one.
@ Jan, Yap I can say that I'm a bit of an old school stubborn. Still a lot of dry brushing; humbrol enamel use; lack of aftermarket stuff and so on...😉 But very glad to receive your comment.
@ Olivier, You might be right, I think the driver got scared and followed the traffic controller's directions to strictly😉
1. February, 19:08
I like the way you place the models and figures so that they look natural and realistic. It brings your dio's to life.
20. February, 12:10
Hanno Kleinecke
What a lively and realistic scene, I can almost hear this Opel Blitz's engine being downshifted one gear, while taking that curve.....
The guy with the sunglasses looks exceptionally cool !
27. February, 13:36
Rui S
Hallo Hanno, I'm very, very glad that you noticed this work and comment. Your kind words made me laugh.
You are right, that down slope curve and the guy waving... better be careful. Thank you, very much appreciated.
If that one looks cool, it is the other one who is smoking, who knows what, with all that smoke coming out😉
27. February, 13:46

February 10, 2021

Rui S wants this item
10. February, 22:37

January 29, 2021

Rui S and Shane Hodgetts are now mates.
29. January, 15:39

January 25, 2021

Rui S and Carlos Cisneros are now mates.
25. January, 20:30

January 8, 2021

Kerry COX@Rui S
Thanks Rui. Just be safe and wear that mask mate. ! 😉
5. January, 23:54
Rui S
I'm using it even at home, when I'm with my boys.
7. January, 22:53
Kerry COX
Good move Rui. You can't be careful enough. Especially now there is a more deadly strain of the virus sweeping the world. To tell you the truth. I am quite scared. I stay in my home all the time and have my food and all other requirements for daily living delivered. It's cheaper to eat 'Jenny Craig' dietary food than to go out and shop for regular type nourishment. :-/ Stay vigilant. 👍
7. January, 22:57
Rui S
Yap that's the way. Probability reduction.
They say the new strain is less deadly, but with a lot easier transmissibility 🤔
7. January, 23:01
Kerry COX
What ever it is. I will keep my distance. hehehehe 👍 🙂
8. January, 01:47

December 30, 2020

Rui S will attend
The Neglected Kit Resurrection Groupbuild in
The Neglected Kit Resurrection Groupbuild
GB 1. January until 31. December 2020
30. December 2020, 22:06

December 14, 2020

Rui S and Daniel Klink are now mates.
14. December 2020, 21:07

December 2, 2020

Rui S and Thomas U. are now mates.
2. December 2020, 19:44

November 4, 2020

Rui S and Paulo Costa are now mates.
4. November 2020, 13:24

October 17, 2020

Rui S and Djordje Nikolic are now mates.
17. October 2020, 01:01

October 7, 2020

Rui S and Sebastiaan are now mates.
7. October 2020, 14:01

September 30, 2020

Rui S now follows Alberto Traverso
30. September 2020, 14:54


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