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My 1:1 Star Trek Communicator and Hand Phaser prop builds.

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  • Member since
    December 2013
My 1:1 Star Trek Communicator and Hand Phaser prop builds.
Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:26 AM

I recently acquired this set and had a blast constructing them! They are not for the faint of heart...Cutting, shaping, soldiering ETC is required throughout!
The communicator is based on the "GAMMA" prop seen in the original series. Most famously in the Making Of Star Trek Book.
It is Non working...which is fine by me. 

The Hand Phaser features a raising site and extending emitter that lights when the thumb wheel is rotated.
Again, I didn't want idealized props but went for a weathered and used looking effect.

These are way out of production kits from J Long.

Thanks!

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:08 PM

Oh, those are cool! Nice work! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, February 28, 2022 12:13 AM

You did a masterful job of making those look realistic and functional!

I'd swear they were fully functioning devices just by looking at them.

I did the same thing with a custom built lightsaber I constructed myself (the final Jedi test) and people ALWAYS ask me to turn it on. Which, it doesn't. Sadly.

Your work here is nothing short of phenomenal. If there was a way to rate this out of ten I'd enthusiastically throw down a 12!

Well done!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, February 28, 2022 7:52 AM

MANY, sincere thanks!!

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