This Studio Scale Klingon D7 was replicated from the “never done” Star Trek Phase II series, then found to be the early paint scheme of the Klingon ships intended for The Motion Picture. These specific D-7’s were the precursor ships to the TMP K’Tinga in the fact that they had PAINTED panels instead of the raised panel armor seen in Star Trek The Motion Picture in 1979. Obtained from Scott Alexander, artist Richard Long painted this piece from an original 1966 Studio Scale D-7 cast keeping the original Phase II (Early TMP) paint scheme so that the original idea remained true to those never seen models. It is the ONLY one known to exist today! These photos were once again a lighting test for other models. It’s paint is actually flat based, yet looks shiny with this initial lighting test. I never went back to shoot this model again. It is currently on display here.
Here is a photo of the Phase II Studio Model… (CLICK HERE to SEE MORE)
This piece has a 2016 Modeler Magic appraised value of $7,000 USD