Scale = 1/345
Length = 25.5 cm
Width = 37.9 cm
Height = 5.6 cm
is the scout size version of the Klingon Bird of Prey. It was
first introduced in Star Ttrek III.
I chose a flight mode configuration. The model came with
radiator baffles for a horizontal wing mode and attack mode. I
sanded off some of the material based on small line details on
the front panels as a cutting guide. I cut the back and sides to
the same depth and the wings are now tilted slightly upwards
Except for drilling out the disruptor emitters, the model was
base color of the model started as SAC Bomber Green. Many of the
panels were then randomly painted with Pale Green, Medium Green
and Mat Olive Drab.
The engine piece was painted from the inside with Testors
fluorescents Saturn Yellow and Fire Red, with Steel trim painted
on the outside.
Once the decals were applied, the base color was dry brushed
over them to give the appearance the markings were badly worn.
forward torpedo area was painted Flat Black for the tube and
surrounding 'dash' marks, and the housing was dry brushed SAC
underside wing details were painted Rust, with random panels
painted Flat Red.
Flat Military Brown and Rust was used to make the weathered and
rusted panels mostly on the bottom of the ship, but at some
random locations on the top as well.
The windows were painted either Gloss Black or Gloss Yellow.
The model was completed before I owned an airbrush, so most of
the weathering was accomplished by painting an old toothbrush
with Flat Black (and other colors), and 'scratching' the
surface. The Black goes on so light it appears as a dark gray