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    For fans of "The Expanse"...

    Well O.K..... I received the "kit" today. As I stated before there's the 'model'. Which is a 1 piece affair. made out of some kind of weird plastic/vinyl. And it's around 5 inches. It can NOT be sanded or filed. There's a small mold seam that I tried initially to sand out, then file out only to have a rolled burr along the sanding line. I was going to try to paint it and weather it, but I'm not so sure how the model material will react. There are some markings, very LITTLE weathering. The rest of the "kit" is a base, two posts, and a picture of Jupiter as a backdrop. I paid around $16.00 with shipping. O.K. I'll say that it MIGHT be worth that, but NO WAY is it worth some of the CRAZY prices I've seen it go for at eBay auctions. Do NOT pay more than what I paid, or you're going to be banging your head against a door frame... https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Expanse-Rocinante-Ship-Diorama-Lootcrate-Exclusive-New-in-Open-Box/292599509250?hash=item44204a3102:g:CMEAAOSwznNbHc3S HTH Matt
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    Ilias, from looking at the decal set at Isradecals, it looks like pretty standard F-35 markings with the exception of the subdued IAF roundels. I guess I could experiment with masking and painting. But in 1/144 scale that's going to be a tiny mask.
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    SWEET!!! Y'all should put some 1/48 scale figures near it to give it a sense of scale... Thanks for sharing your work! MattP
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    For fans of "The Expanse"...

    It's not so much a "new" show. It's in it's 3rd season. The 4th season will be exclusively on Amazon Prime.
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    Ilias, I'm doing it in 1/144 scale, I appreciate the info but the site only has decals for LARGE A/C in that scale. I will watch the site in hopes that they produce 1/144 Adir decals... MattP
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    Ytsejam87, Thanks for the connection to the thread! As It's a 'quick' build. I think I'll got with Tamiya's XF-54 Dark Sea Grey as I happen to have it in my paint stash. Thank you all for the assist!!! MattP
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    HOLY CRAP... I said the one phrase that negates ALL discussion... "1/144"... WOW!... I'm doing an F-toys F-35 on a name plate/penholder... WHY?? MattP
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    What's the best rattle-can color? I'm doing a 1/144 scale desk-top commission (the kit is from a company called F-Toys "High-Spec") and I don't want or need complicated... TIA MattP
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    F-35I Adir Paint Scheme???

    Does anybody have an idea of what/how the IAF has painted their F-35I Adir's??? I've seen photo-shopped pix of a standard sand-green-brown over grey bottom. and F-35A standard of grey all over. Anybody have any clue on which it is? Thank you in advance! MattP
  10. For fans of the GREAT Scifi show "The Expanse" there's a Rocinante ship 'dio' set on eBay. It's produced by Lootcrate (They say it's an exclusive). It's basically the ship, 2 posts, the base and a Jupiter backdrop. I do not know what scale it is. But I just spent $17. 00 on one and the rest seem to be ranging around $30.00... https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=The+Expanse+Rocinante+Model+Loot+Crate+EXCLUSIVE&_sacat=0 HTH somebody! MattP
  11. Thank you for the warning. I saw it at the local HL and was considering it. I had a 40% off coupon...
  12. I believe it's called the F-35I Adir. Like everything the Israelis' get, it's been "customized" from the 'A' model.
  13. Looks GREAT!!! Love the 'clean' look to 'em! Thanks for sharing your art! MattP
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    IDAF F-16I Sufa shot down over Syria...

    Yeah. I've found the pix of the crashed F-16I. Sorry for the confusion. MattP
  15. Did anyone see the pix of the IDAF Sufa shot down over Syria? Anybody notice anything 'odd'... There appears to be some kind of "pods" on the horizontal stabilizers... MattP