Help with Star Trek TNG cobra phaser scratch build.

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Anomalocaris

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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
 

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renaissance_man

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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?
 

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
:)
 

renaissance_man

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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
:)
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.
 

renaissance_man

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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.



Good luck with your build.
 

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Anakin Starkiller

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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
 

E Williams

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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
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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