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Klingon Bird of Prey


Kit: Sci-Fi Spaceship Miniatures "Klingon Scout Ship"
Size: 12 inches long, 15 inch wingspan
Completed January 1, 1992

Scourge of the Quadrant
   This is SFSM's vacuform kit, built-up in 1991 for Stargate, a Texas Sci-fi kit and collectibles vendor. The kit features vacuform styrene parts with aluminum tube wing-tip guns. The "baffles" on the top of the wings are made from over 100 individually cut pieces of sheet plastic.

Bird o' Prey, top
 

Bird o' Prey, bottom

   The model has a wingspan of 15 inches. Scale is anybody's guess. When it first appeared in the movie Star Trek III: Search for Spock, the Klingon Bird of Prey was depicted as a small scout ship with crew of about a dozen. A few years later on Star Trek: The Next Generation, it would show up as a battle cruiser the size of the Enterprise. Scale is then somewhere between 1/100 to 1/650.
 
Photographed on location