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FINISHED! Studio Scale Klingon D7 (TV version)

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FINISHED! Studio Scale Klingon D7 (TV version)
Posted by ModelNerd on Saturday, September 08, 2012 6:53 PM

Wrapped up this baby today (whew!). The kit went together with very little trouble. I did move the post mount hole farther forward, as the stock position is not at center of gravity. Enjoy the pics-

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, September 08, 2012 6:55 PM

Nice job!

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Posted by Woody on Saturday, September 08, 2012 8:41 PM

Beautifully done!


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Posted by Banshee1000 on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:34 PM

That is excellent!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:00 PM

Beautiful work! Love the different colours of grey you worked in there, makes the detail pop more. Was the original studio model painted this way or just a plain grey?

Built the AMT kit years ago and on my TV the ship looked a light blue. Somehow baby blue doesn't come off as a 'warrior's' colour to me and I should pull her out, clean her up and repaint her.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:22 PM

Is it me, or do the Klingon and Romulan ships just look meaner than Federation ships? Except for USS Reliant.... Very nicely done MN!

 

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Posted by Tom Cervo on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:24 PM

I think that was Bradbury's intention to reflect on the Klingon military society.  

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Posted by ModelNerd on Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:27 PM

Gamera

... Was the original studio model painted this way or just a plain grey?

Thanks. The studio models started with this green/gray scheme. At some point, one of the models got an additional green color added to some areas. The colors I used were custom matched to color samples from an original filming model.

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Posted by ModelNerd on Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:28 PM

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments!

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Friday, September 14, 2012 8:34 PM

Mark that is simply stunning.Very nicely done Sir!

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Posted by Kugai on Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:24 AM

Okay...fanboy question here...

Who else tried looking up what the Klingon script on the ship says?

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Posted by ModelNerd on Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:42 AM

That's actually a factory warning that states, "UNLEADED FUEL ONLY".

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Posted by BashMonkey on Monday, September 17, 2012 11:25 AM

Kugai

Okay...fanboy question here...

Who else tried looking up what the Klingon script on the ship says?

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:50 PM

BashMonkey

Kugai

Okay...fanboy question here...

Who else tried looking up what the Klingon script on the ship says?

"I Brake For No One"

I figured it was:

GLORIOUS SLAYER OF TRIBBLES

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Posted by Phillip1 on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:56 PM

ModelNerd-This is one of the best looking Klingon D7 models I have ever seen.  Outstanding work.

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Posted by ModelNerd on Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:44 AM

Thanks again, everyone!

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Posted by terry35 on Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:22 PM

Sweet, really beautiful work.

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Posted by mic53mlb on Monday, November 19, 2012 8:47 PM

Great job !! It looks straight out of the show !! What kit is this ?? I'd love to know 'cause they way this turned out I'd raring to go on my own. When I was kid in the 70's (before Star Wars) my Grandfather built me one of these from AMT, I watched the show in syndication on Saturday nights. Man this thing brings back memories. Let me know, great work.

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Posted by ModelNerd on Monday, November 19, 2012 9:24 PM

Thanks. This all-resin kit was made by Custom Replicas (www.customreplicas.com).

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Posted by Gerry on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:09 PM

THAT is a thing of beauty!

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:28 PM

Modelnerd- you are a professional model building shop, I assume?  This is not anything like hobbyist work.  Beautifully done!  How much is something like that worth, if you don't mind revealing....

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Posted by ModelNerd on Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:34 AM

Cadet Chuck

Modelnerd- you are a professional model building shop, I assume?  This is not anything like hobbyist work.  Beautifully done!  How much is something like that worth, if you don't mind revealing....

Thanks Chuck!

I have been working at a professional model building/model design shop for the past four years. But I am also a home hobbyist. I finally mustered the courage to build one of these at home. A completed model like this D7 typically sells for the $1600-$2000 range. This one has found a happy home with a private collector.

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Posted by Gerry on Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:20 PM

Flawless paint work! Flawless!

Really beautiful.

Oh, and I checked my Klingong translator {yes I have one stop laughing} and the text on the ship says

"I Brake for Orian Women"

Most of you are scratching your heads but Trekies know what I"m talkin 'bout!

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Posted by Offlaker on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:46 PM

My favorite Trek ship (even without all of the finite detail of the newer shows). Beautiful build!

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Posted by lastastronaut on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:25 AM

that is truly amazing and clean. WOW WOW WOW.

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Posted by TZombie on Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:10 AM

Very nice build! I always thought the D7 was one of the more cooler looking ships in the Star Trek universe

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, March 25, 2013 8:52 PM

I always thought the Klingon script read:    If you can read this   your in range!   

 Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:02 AM

WOW!  Very nice indeed!  Great detail work!  

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Posted by bullitt3980b on Friday, March 29, 2013 11:40 AM

That looks very good--is there anywhere I can get samples of the paint colours? My old D7 was painted different shades of grey--matched the filming miniature at the Smithsonian NASM pretty good but I guess that sample had been incorrectly painted

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Posted by ModelNerd on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:40 AM

bullitt3980b

...is there anywhere I can get samples of the paint colours?...

PM me your mailing address and I'll send you paint samples.

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