Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, is a well known
collector of Star Trek and science fiction memorabilia. His private
asset management company, of which he is the founder and chairman, is
called Vulcan, Inc. Many of Mr. Allen's most celebrated TOS
collectibles, including the original Captain's Chair used on the Bridge
set of the Enterprise for all three seasons of production, are on
display at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle,
Presented below are some detailed images of his TOS Klingon D-7 Battlecruiser filming miniature, which is currently on exhibit at the museum. This miniature is one of two virtually identical "master tooling" models, each measuring 28" long by 20" wide by 7" in height, that were constructed under Matt Jefferies supervision by Gene Winfield's AMT-operated Speed & Custom Shop while The Original Series was still in production. The designation "master tooling" model refers to the usage of these miniatures as templates for the creation of the molds used by AMT to fabricate their popular selling model kits of this battlecruiser. The other miniature was gifted by Matt Jefferies to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 1973; while this one passed through several private owners before becoming part of the Paul Allen Family Collection in 2006 via Profiles In History's Hollywood Auction 24.
Special thanks to Star Trek historian and archivist Fred Walder for his gracious permission to display the following original photos he shot of this beautiful model, which capture the delicate purple and green color scheme in outstanding detail and vibrancy ...
Some screen captures of the D-7 in the third season TOS episode "Elaan of Troyius" ...