Klingon D7 Cruiser (Star Trek Classic)
Resin/Fiberglass cast of studio model
The Klingons are probably one the most well known Alien race in modern Science Fiction. And the D7 cruiser is their most successful
ship design - the basic lines stayed unchanged for decades, with the latest incarnation as chancellor Gorkons ship "Kronos" in
"Star Trek IV - The undiscovered country", the last movie to feature the complete classic cast with Kirk. Spock, Bones and the gang.
I spotted this monster a few years ago on Ebay - it claimed to be a casting made from the original studio model.
Obviously it is pretty similar to the new studioscale kit Captain Cardboard is producing right now, so it canīt be that far away from the real thing.
It seems to be the right size, but I think some elements are slightly different to the studio model.
I added a few parts - the ribbing on the side wing with the extra shape, the tiny dots on the bridge, and some small
parts on the warp engines. Since this was delivered in one piece, I did not put any lights in it - there isnīt much to light anyways.
For painting, I used the 3 basic colors and some slight weathering. Thanks to Scott for sending me the data for the decals.
All in all, it turned out pretty nice - I just wish somebody would make a kit of the KīTinga or Kronos in this size...