8 Feb 2015

Star Trek Into Darkness - Klingon Bird of Prey - Kit Review

This is Pierre Drolet's concept design of a not realized Klingon Bird of Prey for Star Trek Into Darkness.
Pierre Drolet:
"Long story short, I have been asked to design a small Klingon attack ship "Bird Of Prey" style for the movie Star Trek Into Darkness. The design concept has been rejected by the JJ Abram art department halfway before I could finished it. A lot of Star Trek fans who saw the unfinished version of the Klingon BOP on my website, ask me if I will complete it. So, here we go! I just took a few days to make it look close to what I was aiming, and this is my vision of the redesign Klingon ship."
When I bought it, I was surprised about the many parts. The resin kit has 42 pieces and the builder will be able to assemble it in the wings up or down. It is a very accurate detailed kit made by the Master Builder Kip Hart.

main section

wing - top side
wing - bottom side

What happened to the design?
The look of the Klingon scout ship is more insectoid and a more "mechanical" as Pierre Drolet's elegant version. The ship in the movie is much smaller and has a different hull configuration because the Klingons rappel off the ship.

CGI model - Pixomondo