3 Piece Adversary Set:
Romulan Warbird


Stated scale:


Actual scale:



Overall length:



Number of parts:

12 gray; 4 clear

Stand included?


Decals included?


My Source:

so long ago...

Cost (w/o s&h):

The main reason to get this trio of kits is for the Warbird; the Ferengi D'Kora and Klingon Bird'o'Prey ships are incidental, though useful as small-scale kits or for dioramas. The kit was long out of production but has recently been re-released.

The kit assembles and cleans up well. Detail on the Warbird is fair, but lots of details are missing or just plain wrong on the keel-side. Compare the outlined areas on the underside of the kit (below left) and studio model (right). The two detail panels aft of the ?shuttle bays? are absent on the kit. The centerline aft detail is also missing and incorrect.

exceprted from image at
The IDIC Page

The color for this is a real toss-up. Some shots show an intense, almost grass green color. Others look like a deep tealish olive drab. Whatever the true color, you've just gotta be a bit creeped out by the fact that from the Romulan perspective, their ships are blood-colored.

For Warbird reference images see my page, The IDIC Page, and ST Bilder (page appears to be gone a/o 2-22-07). Note also that some images show a small section of detail on the nacelle "wrap" outboard surfaces while others do not. Perhaps this is the elusive difference between the D'Deridex and B-Type Warbirds.

2/22/07 - I had gotten the model to the point of being base-color painted: front | rear, but now I'll probably backtrack to fix the keel details, since much better images have become available.

3/28/09 - Nahhh, let's just get it done. After a weekend of painting with chalkdust... I mixed grass green chalkdust with medium gray and applied it with a paintbrush along the feather lines and wherever shading was needed. My finger made a good eraser too.

Odd note on using the light-colored chalk - it didn't like having a coat of sealer (Testor's Dullcote) applied. It would either vanish or sort of bead up. So, the finished model has no sealer coat.

Here's another one of my Romulan projects...