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Romulan Bird-Of-Prey from "Balance of Terror"


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This is my build of the re-issued AMT Romulan Bird-Of-Prey kit completed after about 9 months of work.

The kit was extensively modified in an effort to more closely approximate the look and feel of the studio model.

Most of the changes involved lengthening the hull and flattening the aft angle of the upper cupola, shortening and adjusting the angle of the wings for a more forward tilt, adding a stepped rim and angle to the hull perimeter with styrene tubing and sheet, drilling and filing out round windows and square sensor ports then framing the openings with brass tubing, construction of a hangar bay complete with two "Talon" fighters of my own design, and installation of an LED lighting system powered either by internal batteries or an external battery box.

The stand was also custom made.

Decals were from JTGraphics.

 

Box Art:

 

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And here are pics of my model:

 

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Let there be lights!

 

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Kirk: "Full astern! Emergency warp speed!"

 

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Here's a video where I discuss the construction. The Tholian I refer to is the admin over on The Tholian Web forum who asked me to make the vid.

 

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I love seeing models lit up. This looks very cool. Nice job on the build.

Did the hangar bay come with this kit or was it scratch built?

 

Bill

 

The hangar bay was scratch built Bill.

It's lit with a green rectangular LED in the forward bulkhead, 4 spot lights along the base of the inboard wall, and one "tractor beam" LED in the center of the floor.

 

Here are some in progress shots of it:

 

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Fiber optic spotlights:

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Test fitting (the other bay is the onboard battery box):

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Lit up:

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Tractor bean emitter installed and lit::

 

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Talon fighter (in progress) in bay:

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You can see all the WIP pics on this build here:

http://s146.photobuc...!cpZZ7QQtppZZ36

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