Klingon D7 Cruiser Filming Model

While on a trip to Seattle, October 1, 2016 I went on a pilgrimage to the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, 50th Anniversary exhibition at the Sci-fi Museum which is part of the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP). While there I took a series of photos of the Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser.

By request over at the SciFi Model Action forums, I am posting the photos here as reference for other modelers (and Trekkers). This is the original filming miniature used in Star Trek (the original series), 1966-1969. and is from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

Photography Notes

These where shot with a Sony SLT-A65V mirror digital SLR with a 3.5-5.6/18-55 SAM zoom lens with just the display case lighting, which was not a color balanced lighting. I did the best I could to white balance the color in Photoshop, using the white lettering of the signs within the display case as a white reference. The model was also behind a glass case, so some reflections of people and things in the rest of the display hall can show up in the shot.

The images are uncropped and at the camera’s full resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. If you would like the original uncolor-corrected images, please contact me and I can send them to you via WeTransfer.

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