These pictures of the studio model reveal a number of shortcomings in the old Bird of Prey model kit from AMT. Most notable are that the model:
|This enhanced image of that area shows shading (red arrowheads) where the hull surface
is a concave V-shape or half-ellipse.
The vestige of the tail shows additional 'bird of prey' marking.
Robert Klaus has written an extensive article on reworking the Bird of Prey. It's re-posted here with his kind permission.