AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Preview.

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AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Preview.

Post by Moongrim » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:49 am

I also got this in the mail today.
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The Klingon Bird-Of-Prey in 1/350 scale - 50th Anniversary Edition.
I've been meaning to work on this one for some time- now I have some incentive. She's looking beautiful.
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The options on this one: Build in landed, cruise or attack mode. I've not opened the kit yet- but I've already decided to build her in landed mode. Which is something I don't really know of too many folks doing.
Part of the reason for my decision: Detailed landing gear that features a rear loading ramp! AND.....Die-cast metal legs for strong support.
Of course it also comes with a Dome base with a ball jointed metal rod- for displaying in flight mode.
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It is inspiring- along with a suggestion from another- I'm afraid I'm gonna have to pass on the notion of adding a 1/350 scale Humpback whale....
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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by Kremin » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:26 am

How about a footprint from the landing legs with a crushed garbage can? Lol :twisted:

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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by Drop_Bear » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:11 am

Cool! :hearteyes: And gear down, you say? Can't wait to see that. Lucky so and so...
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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by Hossfly72 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:31 am

I still vote for whales! LOL
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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by Moongrim » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:08 pm

Crushed garbage can? Hmm, I'd forgotten about that one. Perhaps a crushed Humpback? For an oopsy moment?
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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by Gidiot » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:29 pm

You'll need to make a small part of Golden Gate Park ( as a diorama) then have the foot print with the garbage can for when you decide to show off your kit in "cloaked mode"... Maybe add a jogger falling down too!!!

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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by DefiantClient » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:06 pm

Moongrim wrote:Crushed garbage can? Hmm, I'd forgotten about that one. Perhaps a crushed Humpback? For an oopsy moment?
Picturing the BoP crushing a whale made this grown man giggle on the train this morning. :lol:

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Post by Moongrim » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:57 pm

Or perhaps a 1/350 Whale Ship.....crushed underneath the landing gear..... ;)
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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Review.

Post by DefiantClient » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:02 pm

Moongrim wrote:Or perhaps a 1/350 Whale Ship.....crushed underneath the landing gear..... ;)
Also hilarious. :lol:

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Re: AMT 1/350 Klingon Bird-of-Prey 50th Anniversary Preview.

Post by Moongrim » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:29 am

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Pretty much the full spread of parts. Bottom row- left to right Wing Armatures for: 1) Attack Mode, 2) Cruise Mode, 3) Landing Mode.
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Unfortunately, the shots don't do it justice- there is some fine detail work to be done here. Sharp edges, raised details.
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Top level- clear parts for Torpedo and Impulse (if you desire to light it up- which I'm not quite that ambitious today).
Bottom level- diecast metal landing gear parts, for what else long term stability and endurance.
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Hind End detail parts.
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Fore End detail parts- including the inevitable Cloaking Arch.
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A closer view of the landing gear in diecast metal.
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The painting detail sheet- this is by far the most intricate and detailed model I'll be doing.
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The paints list- I've got some shopping to take care first...
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