|The following are reader's opinions of the Klingon D-7 made by Polar Lights.|
|Date Reviewed||Feb 26, 2004|
|Overall Rating||Good kit, but with some problems.|
|Comments||4 stars with some perceived/potential problems would be more accurate. Bulletin board threads here and on Polar Lights' site go on and on about the scale, and I'm not sure what the truth is. An unexpected bonus is the inclusion of a hangar deck with a floor decal. You could choose to leave the roof off or just open the hangar door and make your own little Klingon or Romulan shuttle. I had no trouble at all aligning the disruptor beam in the primary hull before I sealed the 2 halves together. The parts breakdown is nice if you want to paint them separately before glueing. The primary hull/boom angle problem is easily fixed by first cutting off the lip of the snap-fit feature on the rear of the boom and aligning properly. On my kit the left and right triangular rear sections of the boom are contoured differently, perhaps the short shot John referred to in his review. A few passes with a file help make it less obvious. I also question the height of the 2 J-shaped pieces atop the secondary hull and may yet trim the alignment tabs to lower them. Because of the clean design, the TOS D7 is a great kit for extra detailing and alternative markings. JBOT makes some good markings, notably including a blue-feathered 'storm bird' and metallic impulse engine exhausts.|
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