Created by Hollywood special effects artist John Long, and made with the benefit of an extensive examination of the only known existing original screen-used hero Phaser, this kit is expertly crafted down to the smallest detail. Everything from the hand-laminated fiberglass body to the ingenious internal mechanism has been faithfully reproduced to bring to you for the first time ever a truly accurate re-creation of the actual filming props used on set in the 1960s. This kit will enable you to build an exacting replica of the "Hero" Hand Phaser prop.The Hero version of the Hand Phaser did much more than just look cool. It was designed for use when a close-up or "insert shot" of the prop was needed. So yes, they were finished to a higher degree than the background and stunt props, but there's more.. The Hero Hand Phaser was cleverly designed to incorporate a few very interesting working features. When the knurled brass thumbwheel was rotated forward, the acrylic sight would flip upward, lifting the sight cowling and simultaneously extending the acrylic beam emitter out of the brass emitter housing.
The Phaser is now in the fire position. Once you are ready to fire your Phaser, you simply rotate the thumbwheel the last increment igniting the tiny grain-o-wheat bulb which is clearly visible inside the acrylic emitter. This light was used in the original design to provide a clear point-of-origin for the post production optical effects artists to create the beam animation. It's these details that have made the Classic STAR TREK Hand Phaser one of the most recognizable and sought-after science fiction prop icons.
Your Phaser will look and work just like the originals, but it gets better. Each component of this kit is carefully crafted using the same materials used on the original props. Once you have assembled this incredible kit, you will be the very proud owner of a museum-quality re-creation of the most famous weapon in sci-fi television history. Finally, the opportunity to have your very own, exact replica of the original working Hero Hand Phaser prop. And check out the instructions.
Each kit contains detailed instructions on how to assemble and finish your replica just like the pros. You'll learn closely-guarded tricks of the trade used by STAR TREK special effects artists Jimmy Rugg and Wah Ming Chang, as well as modern-day methods used by the kit's creator. If youre interested in props and special effects, the instructions alone are worth the price of the kit. How is such a fantastic kit even possible? Because the kit's creator is a lifelong STAR TREK fan.John Long's first Hollywood jobs actually came from pros who admired the Phaser replicas he made as a teenager. Over the years, John made special effects miniatures for STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine®, STAR TREK : Voyager®, and STAR TREK: Enterprise®, as well as countless other movies, television shows, and theme parks.
Meanwhile, John has researched Original Series STAR TREK props as no one else has, patiently paving the long road to the perfect STAR TREK prop replica. Finally a hand-crafted, lovingly made STAR TREK replica that is truly made by a fan, for the fans. The item "John Long Star Trek Phaser 1 Kit" is in sale since Monday, November 26, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Star Trek\Other Star Trek Collectibles". The seller is "topguntechnology" and is located in DeLand, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.