Tricorder assistance/advice request -- TOS and TNG

Inquisitor Peregrinus

Master Member
TOS first. Between the Diamond Select and the Playmates versions, what are the pros and cons of each (besides the price difference), considering I'd be using whatever I go with as a base for extensive modification/upgrading? Which is more accurately sized/proportioned out of the gate?

For TNG, I'm altering my Playmates Mk VII into a Mk VI. Aside from redoing the hinges, decals, lights, and top panel, it also means the removable scanner probe. I have reference images, and can probably scale it to the tricorder body easily enough, but does anyone know of any good sources for a hollow kit or 3D printing file for it? I'd prefer that to trying to scratch-build a hollow scanner with both stability and room for light and sound.