A very nice product from Art Asylum/Diamond Direct; probably the best Trek ship they've done. Not really in scale with the other ships (the BOP isn't very large by most accepted specs). It works out to be about 1/350 scale.
I was expecting it to be fully painted but most of it is coloured plastic....albeit well done, with nice paint apps and subtle weathering (is there 'weathering' in space?). Nice detailing overall, very intricate. Faithfully represents a B'rel class Bird-Of-Prey with only minor concessions to its toy-like nature (eg for the sake of the movable wings there are push rods slightly visible from the rear, for example...no biggy).
The wing mechanism ratchets to 3 positions, down (attack), level (cruise) and up (landing and atmospheric manouvering). The mechanism is somewhat stiff but i wonder how well it will fair over time....the heavy wings may begin to sag a bit with repeated use causing the mechanism to wear, i fear. There is no setting for a slightly elevated wing position (as seen in the famous whaling trawler scene in Star Trek IV) but the wing joints are stiff enough that you can jocky them into that elevation, between ratchet points, and they will stay. Looks, way cool that way. :)
Lights are BRIGHT...almost too bright, as it hurts the eyes a bit to look directly at them. You can see through the plastic hull when the lights are on in a darkened room, which makes the model look very toy like but with some light in the room this see through effect cannot be noticed. The lights on mode is awesome...they will stay on until you turn them off. Great feature.
Stand is big and seems robust. No ball joint in it which is probably just as well as the weight of the BoP would probably cause it to flop on the ball joint anyway.
Would LOVE to see a USS Defiant to the same scale from Art Asylum some day (soon). 5 Stars.