Wow, this is one ugly ship. It has odd fat nacelles, squat wings, a long neck and a weird bulbous head with a hat. It sounds like I’m describing a mythical creature but it is in fact a Klingon battlecruiser. As mentioned in the accompanying magazine it’s major appearances were in ST: The Motion Picture and ST:VI The Undiscovered Country.
Yet again it’s a fairly accurate model. The detail is actually really good, with virtually no undecorated hull. The impulse drives on the aft are translucent red plastic and there is a gold spot (impulse core jettison plate) on the underneath of the hull. Aside from these and a red ‘matter sink’ on top there is very little colour, the entire vessel being painted gunmetal grey. The hull is covered in an angular embossed pattern, allegedly reactive armour.
One minor problem I had with my model is it arrived in two pieces. The joint between the main hull and the bridge connection was not properly glued. Once in the stand it doesn’t matter, I just have to careful if I pick it up.
I’m going to give this model a score of three out of five. I admit I’m biased by my own lack of appreciation for this unwieldy ship, but the lack of colour or shading makes it even less inspiring. The model is not too poorly constructed, but the fact it arrived broken means it just misses out in it’s fourth star. It is nice to receive something other than a Starfleet vessel every now and then though.