Lisboa, Portugal

Occupation: Freelancer Graphic Designer
Username: skipper


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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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.
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: