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Klingon D7 Battlecruiser

by: Sabot [ SABOT ]


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The Polar Lights D7 Klingon Battlecruiser represents a model of the most notorious bad guys in the original Star Trek universe. This is the second most recognizable Star Trek vehicle after the original series USS Enterprise. While the scale is not stated on the box top or in the directions, it looks to be in scale with the Polar Lights TOS Enterprise. That kit is listed as 1:1000.

Parts

The kit is molded in 32 light gray pieces, 8 chrome plated pieces and one transparent red part. The kit is snap-tite and includes stickers as well as waterslide decals so a beginner and experienced modeler can both build the kit appropriate to their individual talents. The instructions show four different versions of the D7 Battlecruiser, two Klingon and two Romulan vessels.


The parts are flash free and the licensing logo is molded on the underside of the primary hull (#10). It should be easy to remove the markings. The one page assembly instructions point out the one build option. The Klingon version uses a pair of grills on the primary hull (#11&12); the Romulan version uses a smooth, blanked over part (#11a&12a).

Klingon Marking Options

Painting instructions are provided for at least four different ships, although “Ship A” is an unpainted option. “Ship B” is a Klingon vessel that uses a light gray and dark gray scheme. There are four sets of the Klingon alphabet to make different ships.

Romulan Marking Options

“Ship C” is a standard Romulan vessel and is an overall grayish green color. “Ship D” is a Romulan Capital vessel that is a dark gray green over light gray green with some yellow and orange markings on the bridge. The Romulan vessels carry two different wing markings. This is probably the first D7 Battlecruiser mass produced with Romulan markings. The markings depict vessels seen in the Star Trek animated (cartoon) series.

Conclusion

A Klingon logo display base finishes off this kit, too bad an optional Romulan logo display base isn’t included as well. Overall this looks to be a nice kit and is recommended for beginners and Star Trek fans alike.
SUMMARY
A Klingon logo display base finishes off this kit, too bad an optional Romulan logo display base isn’t included as well. Overall this looks to be a nice kit and is recommended for beginners and Star Trek fans alike.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 4202
  Suggested Retail: $11.99
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2004
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.00%

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    Review photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
  • Neck boom
    Black arrow points to the error in the kit. This area will have to be built up with sheet styrene and putty to allow the neck to sit perpedicular to the main hull.
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    Review photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
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    Review photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
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    Review photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
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    Review photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
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    Reveiw photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.
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    Reveiw photos of the Polar Lights Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.