Bird of Prey, Studio Scale.

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by SgtFang, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. SgtFang

    SgtFang Sr Member

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    Anyone ever made/ found/ seen one of these? I know there's at least one studio scale Romulan warbird out there, but the owner had good connections. [​IMG]

    -Sarge
     
  2. Boba Flint

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    I don't know of any studio scale BOP but Warp makes a big kit, 27" wingspan. You can find it at http://federationmodels.com/
    Click on model kits from the menu on the left then click on Warp Models from the new menu.
    Go to http://thomasmodels.com/bop.html for an impressive build up review of tis kit.
     
  3. swfan

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    Has anyone tried building the bird of prey? It looks pretty impressive. How does it compare to the actual model?
    Isel
     
  4. PHArchivist

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    Is the 27" kit still being made?
     
  5. BobFett

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    I think it is. I just picked one up from a board member and it is awesome. That GRP is some weird stuff though. I don't think it's 100% accurate but it is a sweet kit nonetheless.
     
  6. Prometheus

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    Yea, that would be me [​IMG]
    Hows the kit coming along, Bobfett?
     
  7. BobFett

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    Still in pieces. [​IMG]
     
  8. swpropmaker

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    What Bob?? Super Glue your hands to the hobby desk again?

    S
     
  9. judgedredd

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    the warp one i had was pretty poor quality and very cheap resin! i got rid of it quickly [​IMG]
     
  10. BobFett

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    I uh...superglued myself to uh...myself...
     
  11. BobFett

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    Mine is pretty good - there are some bubbles here and there, but overall very nice. That resin is brittle. You wouldn't want to drop it.
     
  12. morpheus13

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    There is a decent article on scratch building the Klingone BoP in the March 89 issue of Fine Scale Modeler. I can scan it if you want it. I just need to find my scanner first [​IMG]
     
  13. BobFett

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    Morpheus - I'd like to see those! You find your scanner?
     
  14. swpropmaker

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    Thats a cool article.. though the BOP about 6" long guess you could scale it up..

    Steve
     
  15. PHArchivist

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    Any pics of this beasst?
     
  16. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You may want to do a web search for ST IV and Monterey Bay Aquarium. There was an exhibit there after the film opened, and a number of items, including whales, the SF GG Bridge forced perspective mini and the BoP were there... see if anyone here known to be in the Bay Area has shots or such too...

    Also, the ST IV DVD has a few decent shots, but they're of the different versions of the ship (hero, detail scaled up, etc.)
     
  17. morpheus13

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    ok...will try to get it on today or tonight.

    Update:
    Ok they are scanned. Someone want to host them? They are too big for WackyChimp
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    Clerval wrote:
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    You may want to do a web search for ST IV and Monterey Bay Aquarium. There was an exhibit there after the film opened, and a number of items, including whales, the SF GG Bridge forced perspective mini and the BoP were there... see if anyone here known to be in the Bay Area has shots or such too...

    Also, the ST IV DVD has a few decent shots, but they're of the different versions of the ship (hero, detail scaled up, etc.)
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    Wow -- cool info! Had no idea of that display!
     
  19. autoprops713

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    It looks like his website is down but the same guy that scratchbuilt the 24" BOP also lived around the Monterey area. During the exhibit he photo'ed the studio scale BOP...that's what he used as reference. I spoke to him years ago but don't know what he's up to recently (I think his name's Randy...something and he's a graphic designer).

    Anyway, before he disappeared he sent me prints of all the shots he took. I'll have to dig them up, and scan them. Lots of details to examine. I've been meaning to start a studio scale BOP for many years now. Maybe this year.

    Dave
     
  20. terryr

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    There's also an article with drawings in the Dec 1990 FSM, on pg 62. I wrote it, in about '95. FSM took 4 years to publish it. I was kind of P.O.'d when that other article came out.
     
  21. spinner 44

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    An excellent reference for this model would be the Tskuda Bird of Prey from Star Trek VI in 1/350 scale. I was lucky to get one for just 100 GBP and the detail is simply amazing, sadly is done in vinyl so it need a lot of reinforcement to be kept in shape.

    Sergio
     
  22. kitbasher

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    I have the Tsukuda 1/350 BOP kit, and the detail is indeed awesome! It completely blows away the ERTL kit... I don't think I will ever get around to building it (or using it for reference to scratch one)... so if anyone is interested in buying it, please PM with offers.

    'Basher
     
  23. PHArchivist

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    spinner 44 wrote:
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    An excellent reference for this model would be the Tskuda Bird of Prey from Star Trek VI in 1/350 scale. I was lucky to get one for just 100 GBP and the detail is simply amazing, sadly is done in vinyl so it need a lot of reinforcement to be kept in shape.

    Sergio
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    How big -- or small -- is it in 1/350?
     

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