K’Tinga Studio Model featuring Magicam’s Zuzana Swansea

Not many quality photos exist of this model that I am aware of. And most are in black and white. Still, here is an accumulation of what is out there of this model as seen in Star Trek The Motion Picture. From the notations of writer Robb Minnes, pictured is artist Zuzana Swansea, the only woman employed at Magicam at the time. She was a Czech refugee from the 1968 Prague Spring uprising and was slated to do the Motion Picture Enterprise model paint job. Yet she lacked the skills to apply it, so air-brush painter Paul Olsen was brought in. Thank you Rob for your notations.


Zuzana Swansea

Model Maker




Rob Minnes


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