I.K.S. Bortas Klingon Attack Cruiser Vor'cha Class


Model by Stephen L.


Box Stock

AMT/Ertl kits 6612 (Klingon Attack Cruiser)

Model Specifications:
Scale = 1/1400
Length = 34.3 cm
Width = 24.4 cm
Height = 7 cm

The IKS Bortas was the flagship of the Klingon Defense Force prior to the commissioning of the IKS Negh'Var. It served as the flagship of Chancellor K'mpec, followed by his successor, Chancellor Gowron. The word 'Bortas' in Klingon means 'revenge'.

(The ship's length is defined as 3/4 the length of the Starfleet Galaxy Class.)

This model was built with no modifications. It was basecoated with an aerosol spray called Medium Blue from a decorative paint line. The color is a blue-gray tone.
The model was originally painted as the first generation Attack Cruiser from The Next Generation, but was altered a few years later to be the second generation style with prominent red markings reminiscent of 'Kronos I' from Star Trek VI.

The aft disruptor arrays were painted with Gunze-Sangyo Middlestone with Light Gray emitters.

Many of the overall panel shades on the ship were painted Flat Red, Light Gray, Light Sea Gray.

Vents and intakes were painted Dark Tan, with the exception of the large radiator vents near the aft upper section. These areas were heavily dry brushed with Flat Black.

The auxiliary deflector dish was painted Gloss Yellow. All windows on the model were painted Gloss White.
The hydrogen collectors and warp grilles were painted Gloss Red.

The forward weapons pod contains the cruiser's main armaments. The color around the forward torpedo area has Mat Sky Blue bands, which light up when a torpedo is fired. The small dash-shaped disruptors were painted with Gunze-Sangyo Middlestone.

The primary navigational deflector is Gloss Yellow. Many of the underside panels were painted Sand as detailed accents.

Photos by Stephen L.