Yes, another Diamond Select TOS phaser toy-to-prop-replica conversion.

Chrisisall

Sr Member
As I pointed out in the auction thread, last year, the sloppy (re)paintjob on the Jein hero doesn't match screencaps, which indicate that the heroes actually looked pretty clean, at least initially.

Of course, many scammers have sloppily painted their forgeries to try and get that "authentic" look. But the TOS props look very clean, onscreen.
I always thought they looked pristine, but then again I was told mine looked that way also, and I know it's not.
It's possible that amateurs tried to 'fix up' the Jein hero before he came into possession of it....
And that the cameras just didn't show the original on set imperfections in the 60's.
This is where art comes in: we make what we saw, what we think we saw, or what we wanted to see. It's all good.
 
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Gregatron

Master Member
Three down. I'm hoping the 89 line launcher is next.
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I always thought they looked pristine, but then again I was told mine looked that way also, and I know it's not. It's possible that amateurs tried to 'fix up' the Jein hero before he came into possession of it.... and that the cameras just didn't show the original on set imperfections in the 60's. This is where art comes in: we make what we saw, what we think we saw, or what we wanted to see. It's all good.


Yeah, it can get pretty abstract when it comes to just what you're replicating. Like thinking about how to finish the portside of a model of the TOS Enterprise, or deciding whether or not to replicate the Sharpie knurling on the Han Solo Hoth blaster, instead of having real knurling.
 

Chrisisall

Sr Member
Yeah, it can get pretty abstract when it comes to just what you're replicating. Like thinking about how to finish the portside of a model of the TOS Enterprise, or deciding whether or not to replicate the Sharpie knurling on the Han Solo Hoth blaster, instead of having real knurling.
You must have seen this already, eh?
 

Gregatron

Master Member
You must have seen this already, eh?

Of course!

And, when I built my own Denix ANH, I wrestled with certain details. I ended up installing two complete pushrods and a piece of T-track for the sight. Slightly idealized.


In the case of TOS phasers, each of the heroes has its unique tells and details. I went with the TMOST/Finney look for my HMS and hero builds, but I also built a static P1 with the Nona-style red gem.

And I also built a second HMS P1 with no gem and rounded crispy corners (Jein hero style). I prefer the squared crispy to the rounded, since the latter was obviously a production compromise, rather than a stylistic choice.
 
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Chrisisall

Sr Member
Of course!

And, when I built my own Denix ANH, I wrestled with certain details. I ended up installing two complete pushrods and a piece of T-track for the sight. Slightly idealized.


In the case of TOS phasers, each of the heroes has its unique tells and details. I went with the TMOST/Finney look for my HMS and hero builds, bit I also built a static P1 with the Nona-style red gem.

And I also built a second HMS P1 with no gem and rounded crispy corners (Jein hero style). I prefer the squared crispy to the rounded, since the latter was obviously a production compromise, rather than a stylistic choice.
Funny, I grew up reading TMOST and just assumed the crispy was squared off all the time, except for that one anomaly Lincoln Enterprises viewer image of a mid grade from Omega Glory. Come blu ray time I realized it was more the norm than the exception. And I actually LIKE the rounded corners. But only on squared off bases. This is what Wand got wrong for me. Well, and the handle thickness...
 

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