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amish
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: My crappiest build ever: 23rd Century TOS Phaser Reply with quote

Well, the other day I had a few hours to spare. I pulled out a 23rd Century Pistol kit and decided to throw it together. Unfortunately, paint could not dry fast enough for my time contraints so there a few smudges, primarily on the chrome portions. Anyway, it was a fun kit to build, taking only 3 hours of time. If I had really taken a lot more time, this could be a really great build, but since I did it as a rush, it turned out OK with some apparent flaws and inaccuracies.

I used Krylon Chrome, Brass, Testors Copper, and a flat Grey Primer. For the Phaser 1 I cut styrene to create the chrome middle.

All in all, it was a lot of fun and I look forward to taking more time on my next.







Thanks for looking!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool for 3 hours.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I am happy with it, I just kind of regret not giving it the attention that it deserved. Though, for $30.00 and some paint, I cannot complain.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad at all man!
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Which kit is that?
I ask because I have a pretty old kit that with the parts on sprues in a white cardboard box with a black and white label that has a picture of a real phaser on it that I have never assembled...
I never really checked to see how accurate it was though. Every now and then I "find" it and think about putting it together but want to determine how accurate it is first.
I like the kit that Rod sells on Roddenberry.com, made by Moore and Horch.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! The kit is the 23rd Century Phaser Pistol. The box you describe sounds like the same box I had, so it is probably the same kit.

I will try and dig up a site that I have saved that gave some good advice on making the kit more accurate. I will post it later!
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be great, thanks Amish.

Now, I just have to find the box again!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main resource I found for this phaser was at www.tk560.com

I believe there is a gentlman with the name Jimbo890 at RPF who runs this site.

This thread here at the RPF:
http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=101694

Has a ton of information about the TOS Phaser. It is worth checking out before you start your build.

I hope that helps Good luck digging up the box!

Tom
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:59 am    Post subject: Nice links! Reply with quote

Man, they just keep going and going. Very cool thanks!
That picture of the boxed set is the one I have unbuilt. I have a few other phasers that I have had for a while and don't remember who they even came from! I think one os from Steve Horch.

Thanks for the post!
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you are right..what a piece of crap are you kidding...I think it looks great...
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Prop Fan! You have to see it up close to really appreciate the crappiness...
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