Help with Star Trek TNG cobra phaser scratch build.

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  1. Anomalocaris

    Anomalocaris New Member

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    Hello all, first post since introducing myself. I am hoping to scratch build a type 2 "cobra phaser" from Star Trek TNG. I have found lots of good reference images, but am having trouble finding dimensions. If anyone can point me to a reference that would be wonderful. Also hoping to give it lighting effects.

    Best Regards,

    Anomalocaris
     
  2. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There were a few different iterations of the Cobrahead phaser.
    Which season of TNG Cobrahead are you hoping to get dimensions for?
     
  3. Anomalocaris

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    Hoping to build one from
    season three. The angular one before the sleek boomerang. It is about where I am at watching it on Netflix
    :)
     
  4. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As I mentioned there were three slight different iterations of the Cobrahead phaser, I wasn't getting confused with the Dustbuster or Boomerang phaser.
    I will see if I can get persmission from the owner of a photo showing the 3 different variations of the Cobrahead to post here.
     
  5. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I spoke to the guy who took this photo and he was happy for me to post it here, I annotated the photo with indications of the various iterations.

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    Good luck with your build.
     
  6. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There was also this interesting variation

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  7. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anakin, I don't recall the cobrahead in the top of your photo ever making it on screen.
     
  8. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've heard both. I've heard that it was a prototype that was not used and I've also heard that it was a prototype that they didn't make many more of, but that they used it for filming none the less.

    Dan
     
  9. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    From what I understand, that larger one with the multi color meter is a hero prototype that Ed Miarecki made one, or two of. That style had internal non-replaceable rechargeable batteries and extra green LED chaser circuit in the tip. Rick Sternbach's later went to auction. Never used on screen. More info:

    http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2008/11/rare-star-trektng-working-hero-phaser.html
    http://startrekauction.blogspot.com/2009/10/profiles-in-history-preview-part-1.html

    Here's one: http://www.phasers.net/2360/p2protop.jpg and a second (left-handed dummy? LEDs look painted): http://www.phasers.net/2360/p2prop01.jpg
     

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