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NRP Diogo Co F-333 (1964)

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NRP Diogo Co F-333
Materials used to make the model:
Boxed Items:
- Skywave/PitRoad John C. Butler Class DE box;
- L'Arsenal Quad 40mm Bofors resin set (mine was missing the PE parts);
- Niko Models Double 40mm Bofors resin set;
- Tom's Modelworks DE Pe set;
- Midship Models Armament sprue (for directors and ships boat);
- Tauro Models paper flags (Romeo callsign flag - showing the ship is on a S.A.R. mission);
- Various bits and pieces from the spare box (Radar screens);
- Rigging is Caennis Line (courtesy of David Griffith).

Scatchbuilt Items:
- Mast with brass and Evergreen;
- Gun Tubs and Director Tubs with Evergreen/Plastic;
- Quad parabolic radar screen and support;
- Seascape is Das Pronto Modeling paste with my usual method;
- Homemade decals and National Flag;
- Light grey paint is the Portuguese Navy real thing, slightly lighten and heavily thinned - it looks much more to the real thing than with my NRP Alvares Cabral.

Thank you,
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About the Author

About Rui Matos (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 o...


Well done indeed!!! Had the pleasure to see it live "very carefully" in the last model show!!!!
MAR 27, 2009 - 05:33 AM
Another excellent clean build, Rui!
MAR 27, 2009 - 05:41 PM
Wonderful job Rui.
MAR 28, 2009 - 09:27 AM
Very nice, I like the suggestive wakes from another ship. Cheers/Jan
MAR 28, 2009 - 09:51 AM
Thank you guys, you're too kind! Back to the bench! Rui
MAR 29, 2009 - 03:06 AM
beautiful build Rui.. and thanks for listing the list of AMs, very useful at least for me to know where things come from. Love the water base and photography (great angle on the cover pic) cheers
MAR 30, 2009 - 08:49 AM
I like the feel of movement mixed with urgency, a very active looking realisation combined with top modelling skills makes this a fine display composition. Cheers, Rui, Peter F
APR 02, 2009 - 01:24 AM
Oooooo! I LIKE IT!! The wake on this water base is a terrific example to learn by, attempt to copy, and admire! I'm admiring the tiny splashes of foam, here and there, Rui. The model, itself, would stand out in a crowd, anywhere!
APR 02, 2009 - 08:05 AM
Thanks guys... Just trying to get better... in this one the improvement was the rigging (so far, it is my best). Rui
APR 04, 2009 - 09:13 AM
Lovely! Says it all, really terrific project well done, water, ship, details, and info! Perfect! Hope it displays proudly! Oh, and nice photography on all your stuff. Keep 'em coming!
APR 04, 2009 - 10:24 PM