Klingon Bird of Prey AMT 1/350 scale

Discussion in 'Plastic' started by DJStratoArt, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Hello! Here's my Klingon Bird of Prey finished model. It's the 1/350 AMT kit - which is good cause that will compliment my 1/350 PL Enterprise Refit that I'll be building. I spray painted the base a dark green enamel, and then dry brushed all the rests of the details. Then I gloss coated it before applying the decals, sealed that. and used various gloss and matte coats with the brush.




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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    MOST EXCELLENT! My favourite alien vessel; I still have one, too. Very well done!
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  3. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thanks! Definitely my favorite enemy vessel in the Star Trek universe. I remember seeing it for the first time in Star Trek III Search for Spock, and just loved the thing.
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  4. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    So when I get my 1:350 Enterprise Refit completed, I'll put this kit in front of it to reenact the scene, though I don't want to do battle damage to my Enterprise - I'm trying to have it done like Enterprise in The Motion Picture. Though, I may rethink that. I don't have lights in the Bird of prey, but I do have lights going into my PL Enterprise that I'll be building. I got it's light kit from Trek modeler.

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  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I really need to find another 1/350th KBoP.... But over half of my collection of Star Trek and Star Wars kits was lost and or stolen....
    Nice work on yours...
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  6. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thank you! yes, I too had a lot of Star Trek models - most have never made it past 3-4 moves in the last 20 years, though. I have a 1/350 scale Enterprise Refit ready to be built, complete with Trek Modelers lighting kit. I stalled on that project, but I need to start on it again, it would be a nice compliment to this Bird of Prey.
  7. blueyeppoon

    blueyeppoon Member

    A fantastic looking vessel and obviously a fantastic one to build
  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    That is a very impressive model. Excellent actually. I see people going with LED's for their models, but I think for a lot of these I'd use fiber optics with everything leading back to the "LED" bulb of the color you wish. You could run is off of batteries, or build in the stand solar panel, and with the Fiber optics, you can make the holes very small. Great workmanship. :)
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  9. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thanks!! I've never tried fiber optics, though I'd like to. I know, I sound so old-school-ish. I'd love to figure out how to do more lighting in my models. The light kit I got for my Enterprise refit is the first big use of lighting in a model.
  10. Barrelmaker

    Barrelmaker New Member

    I love this model! I put it together as a kid, though yours looks MUCH better than mine did! The box looks different and the stand on mine was the Klingon symbol, but otherwise it looks like the exact same model. As to the fiber-optics, I got ambitious back then and tried to build the Deep Space Nine model.... probably the only model I never finished back then.
  11. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Beautiful job, it really looks like a studio model. I love the way you weathered it, makes me want to build another one - I did mine with the wings straight out in 'cruising' mode, but it looks soooo cool in attack mode! Well done:)
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  12. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thank you! That's what I was basing it off of, the studio model. I like weathering models. Sometimes the problem with CGI models (don't get me wrong I like CGI too, I build in 3D too), is that they are too clean, too shined up. I like grunged up sci-fi models. That's why I get into Star Wars models a lot too.
  13. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    I wish the wings did fold though. I'm sure there's a mod out there that allows for the wings to be positioned for the three modes of flight.
  14. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    oh I forgot to post pics of the bottom of it.

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  15. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    And some others angles.

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  16. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    The engine color is just a bright fluorescent red painted inside the clear engine piece, but the green metal edging painted on the outside of the piece.
  17. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    I agree, there's something special about a model built and painted by hand, and the Star Trek studio models are really works of art. I also admire your use of colors, really impressive!
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  18. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thank you so much!
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You did a SPECTACULAR JOB!!!
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  20. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

    Thank you! Rhaven Blaack!

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