The D7 is a Klingon warship, as powerful as it is ugly. You may recall we saw the K’Tinga Class back in 2013, the more detailed and refined iteration. I won’t spent too much time comparing the models as one is from the Original Series and the other from the movies so the detail is bound to be different. To be clear though the D7 is not a modified version of the K’Tinga model – they are constructed differently.
The magazine explains the D7 came about as a desire to sell more Trek models and is in fact the first Klingon ship designed. The decoration is simple, bordering on plain yet the structure is unusual and weird, from its bulbous bridge section, long neck and thin angled wings. The ship is light grey all over with very little additional paintwork. There is a small amount of Klingon text in white, the colourful Klingon Empire emblem, and a couple of darker grey patches. That is pretty much it. As the surfaces are also clear of engraved or embossed detail for the most part the ship almost looks incomplete.
Compared to many other models this is plain and undetailed but it is well constructed with care taken to ensure the only visible joins are on the underside of the main hull. This is a competent rendition of a ungainly and simplistic ship but it is iconic and a welcome addition to the collection.
- Detailing: 2/5 – Classic TOS understated approach
- Construction: 4/5 – Very well done, large joins on underside though
- Ship design: 3/5 – Ugly yet original
- Overall: 3/5 – TOS-era simplicity is outclassed by other less iconic models