Romulan Bird of Prey (Star Trek Classic)
Fiberglass/Resin kit by Sovereign Replicas
This is the Studio Scale Kit of the Original Star Trek series Romulan Bird of Prey, made by Richard Long. It was my first fiberglass kit - and it was not an easy job. Joining the two halves together proved to be a bit challening, but in the end it worked out.
Since the fiberglass material was already transparent, I chose to add light to this kit. The interiror is all done with very bright LEDs, around a dozen for the main body, and two for each nacelle. Lazy me didnīt prepped the interior properly to avoid light leaks, so they turned up after I glued everything together :(. But a couple of paint passes solved the problem for the most part.
The large decals proved to be also very challenging, since they are very brittle. So I cut them in pieces after I wasted a first sheet of decals and a paint job in the first try :) - thanks to Richard again for sending me a second decal sheet.
The original model they used in the show seemed to have no plating at all, but I found that to be a bit boring, so I added a very light plating to the hull and the nacelles.
All in all this proved to be a rather challenging model, but turned out quite ok.