Star Trek: TMP K’Tinga Studio Model – BILL GEORGE Photo Survey – Color Correction by FLEETYARD

The picture with Andrew Probert and the picture with Suzana Swansea show the model in the earliest condition I know. It can be seen well on the still existing Disruptor towers at the front edges of the underside of the main body. In the final version these are replaced by more complex illuminated parts.

From these photos you can also close well on the color scheme: The keynote of the green are gradations of Gunship Green. The keynote of the grey are gradations of Dark Seagreen with a touch of Gunship Green.

One mystery remains about the model as we see it in Bill George’s photos though. You will notice a white substance that clings to the panel lines and other details on the model. Some might think it is dust that settled in from storage, but dust wouldn’t have settled just as much into the bottom of the model as it would to the top. This white substance is evenly distributed over the model. Bill said that it wasn’t powdery, but would come off when touched. The best theory we have about this was that it probably had to do with some of the “lightning” effects shown when the ships were destroyed by V’Ger. I think it is a weathering. It really ties the whole ship together. But if it was used for special effects, was it there the first day of shooting? My working conclusion is “no”.

Leo
FLEETYARD

ABOVE: Andrew Probert with the Studio Model

ABOVE: Suzana Swanea with the Studio Model

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Bill George

USA

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Andrew Probert

USA

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Suzana Swansea

Model Maker

 

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