Romulan Bird of Payne

This is my version of John Payne's "Romulan Bird of Payne".  My thanks to him for the design, as well as the supplied image for my "box art".

It started life as a Polar Lights 1/1000 Klingon Battlecruiser.  I painted it the same color as my Bird of Prey, and finished it off with a set of JT Graphics decals.  Once again, he makes a great product, and they went on very well. 

The only major change I made to the kit was to discard the kit's front pod sensor / torpedo tube, and rebuild the tube from scratch.  This allowed for a much better fit, and the hole is actually round, unlike when using the kit parts.

The stand base is from The Model Base.

I took this model to Wonderfest 2006, where it earned a Merit Award.