TNG Movie Phaser Rifle Build

HandfulOfJohn

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I've started modelling this up in Fusion 360 using dimensions from auction sites.
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However, the grip width is less than the auction total. Anyone have a screen used prop or a Roddenbery's version they can measure for me? I would be very grateful :)
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mrwax

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Agreed on all fronts, slick looking rifle, especially compared to the TNG show phaser rifle. That one has its charm, but I've always been partial to this one.
 

HandfulOfJohn

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Shoulder-stock, cheek rest, shoulder pad and side panels component done!

I wasn't looking forward to modelling up the multi faceted side panels - very tricky to do. But came out fine. However, I will revisit them as the raised edges are too sharp and need to be rounded-off.

I spoke to the original TNG prop maker Michael Moore regarding the strap and he confirmed my suspicions that they used a retractable car seat belt system.

Left is an auction reference pic. Right is my Fusion 360 model that will eventually be 3D printed.

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Marc Wagner

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Such a good idea :) Did you use magnets?
Yes. 6 in total. It holds quite well. I can even lift the rifle up by the barrel and it holds.

I spoke to the original TNG prop maker Michael Moore regarding the strap and he confirmed my suspicions that they used a retractable car seat belt system.
Yes this is a known fact. However, it is a $90 part so not very cost friendly. I advise going to a pick-&-pull. The production used Mazda seatbelts if I am remembering correctly. If you want an affordable alternative you can use a golf cart seat belt kit. They only run about $30.

You may also want to search for other builds that have been done here over the years. There have been several and I seem to recall someone devising a cleaver way to install the belt without hassle...
 
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HandfulOfJohn

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Had a big push model up before I fly out for my wedding to Canada :)

Made up of separate components for not just printing but practically for painting and adding electronics.

To do:
  • Finish torch sight (flash light US).
  • Add detail and improve muzzle shape.
  • Remake shoulder stock side panels
  • Removable internals (as seen in First Contact - although it was for the square barrel version)...
and much much more.

Thankfully I have a contact that has one of the actual props and has given me measurements to help get as accurate I can.


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