Looking for Romulian Bird of Prey TOS

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Getter1, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

    Hello all,

    I am wondering if there is a paper model of the Romulian Bird of Prey from the original series. Any help would be appreciated.

    Getter 1
  2. Sumato

    Sumato Member

    There is one commercially available, from a company called Simon Spotlight. It was published in 1997, and it is the punch and assemble variety. It comes up every so often on Ebay. I am pretty sure there are also some free ones out there somewhere, and I'll report them when I find them.
  3. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member


    Thanks for the heads up. I'll try to look the kit up by company name but if a free one is avaliable that would be great :D

    Getter 1
  4. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Is this what you're looking for? Used to be a download from Smartgroups - the
    author never responded to e-mails so it didn't get rehosted. If it is the right ship
    PM me an e-mail and I'll send you a copy.



    Attached Files:

  5. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Can I have one too, charlie?

    Puleeeeeeze? :-D
  6. Dnlgtr

    Dnlgtr Member

    Me Too?? Please?? I am a major TREKKIE!!
  7. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Ok - same deal - send me a PM with an e-mail address and I'll send it out as
    an e-mail attachment


  8. sneaker

    sneaker Member

    Would it be possible to get a short tutorial/description of the build of this? I have this model too, but if memory serves (and sometimes it doesn't) There are no instructions. Now I realize it is simple enough to figure out, but I had some fit problems with the hull fitting together. Just thought I would throw the question out there...thanks :)
  9. panzer

    panzer Member


    I've also had problems with this model. As far as I remember the sheets have a "strange" format, not letter or A4, and I found out that my mistake was a wrong printing setting in IrfanView that changed the aspect ratio. Maybe this is also your problem? But I haven't made a new try on the model so far.


  10. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    is the war bird same as bird of prey?
    watever here is a link to a war bird


    just look all the way down on bottom of page.

    I saw another model out a while back but it was just a B&W template.

  11. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

    No, that would be the Romulian ship from "The Next Generation".

    Getter 1
  12. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    The request was for the ship from the original series, the one on Jon Leslie's site is from "The Next Generation" series.
  13. As far as I know, a Bird of prey is a Klingon vessel. A Warbird is a Romulan ship. Ain't it so? ;)
  14. rickstef

    rickstef Guest


    But during the TOS time, or just before, there was some hinting, written as canon in various books, that the Romulan and Klingon empires had an allegiance, so that is why both Klingons and Romulans both flew Birds of Prey

  15. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Back when ST III: The Search For Spock was being made, I read that the villians were originally to be Romulans, but the "secret" leaked, so Roddenberry changed them to Klingons. The FX were already underway, so the Bird of Prey most of you know became Klingon. In the TOS episode "Balance of Terror", the Romulan ships were said to be painted like giant birds of prey, hence the origin of the term (as far as I can remember it, anyway.) The "alliance" was another TOS excuse to use the Klingon model over again. I seem to recall reading (in one of the "Best of Trek" books) that the first time the Klingon D-7 was seen on screen, it was actually the Romulan version.

    The Bird of Prey people are looking for here was done by Marc Robitaille, I believe. If anyone has his email, contact him for permission to post the model in the parts bin. (I looked on the 1999 Eagle download page, but no contact info there.)

    Scott K.
  16. panzer

    panzer Member

    Some detailled informations about this can be found on ex-astris-scientia.org, probably the best reference for ST Ships and "Treknology":



    Other sources say that Romulans were intended to be the villians in the first script of Star Trek III.

    But now back to topic: :)

    Marc Robitailles E-Mail marcmarie@videotron.ca can be found at http://www.geocities.com/billysworld22/stmodels.html where his models of the Klingon D-7 and the USS Daedalus are hosted. In the "Parts Bin" of this forum charliec is hosting Smartgroup files with the permission of the designers and unsucessfully tried to contact Marc. I just don't know which Mail adress Charlie tried.
  17. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I had the a 3 model kit from the original series that had the BoP, D7 and Constitution class. I'm kicking myself for not having it today. =(
  18. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Panzer, thanks for the clarification. I was relying on my increasingly fuzzy memory. Interesting about the version with Kruge stealing the BoP, I hadn't heard that one before.

    Scott K.
  19. sneaker

    sneaker Member

    Stev0: They are still pretty much common, I have 2 or three of the kits myself. You can have one if you like, all I ask is you cover postage, and giving the weight of the kit, it is not that much. I won them through various evilbay lot auctions.


  20. Dnlgtr

    Dnlgtr Member

    Yes, That 3 pc set shows up on ebay often. I also have 2 of them.

    In the Show 'Enterprise Incident' I believe it it is Spock that explains the Romulan use of Klingon ships having to do with the updated Cloaking device. The Very Item they are there to "Aquire".

    I also have 2 of this Kit W/light+sounds

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