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Old March 13 2011, 04:48 AM   #1
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Disruptor?

I figured this would be the perfect place to ask since I know that props are bought/made for the various productions.

Have any of you come across any model Romulan disruptors? I just want one that looks nice, it doesn't have to have lights or sounds. I didn't see anything while searching the 'net but I figure if this exists, you guys would know where to find it.

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Old March 13 2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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Re: Disruptor?

This eBay listing claims to have a fairly accurate replica of Nero's disruptor from the latest Trek movie:

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-TREK-XI-11-...item27b925b2b5

I'm not the seller, and I'm not into the latest Trek movie enough to recognize this as accurate or not.

I've no idea where you might find a TNG-like Romulan disruptor. On the other hand, in "The Enterprise Incident" TOS episode, the Romulans used Eminian-turned-Klingon disruptors. Here is a replica of one of those:

http://www.roddenberry.com/props/pro...tor-built.html
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Old March 13 2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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Re: Disruptor?

I've seen replicas of the TNG-style disruptor pop up in the collections of people on the Replica Props Forum; they're usually one-offs that the person got on eBay. I think you might just have to wait for an auction to show up, if that's the style you're after.
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Old March 13 2011, 09:04 AM   #4
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Re: Disruptor?

The RPF would have been my suggestion as well. I've got a couple of TNG era Romulan disruptors, and got both of them from prop-makers that hang out there.
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Old March 13 2011, 08:12 PM   #5
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Re: Disruptor?

I'll keep an eye on both that and Ebay, where I see they have a Nero Trek XI weapon, but I'd rather have a TNG-era disruptor. I'm trying to keep the cost under $100 if possible, so I don't need anything fancy.

I have almost a year to find something, so hopefully I'll get lucky between now and then. It's a pity I can't make one myself but the "arts and crafts"-type gene seems to have been left out of me.

That RPF site is pretty cool; some of their skills in costuming are amazing. I'm jealous of the talent.
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Old March 13 2011, 08:25 PM   #6
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Re: Disruptor?

Given the "boxiness" of the disruptor's design, and depending on your needs, you might be able to cobble something together with foam and Bondo.

This guy made a disruptor from Balsa wood: http://www.madwulf.com/PropsWeapons.htm
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Old March 13 2011, 08:46 PM   #7
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Re: Disruptor?

LOL, you don't get it. Even a kiddie paint-by-number set is pushing it for me. I can dig out family roots back to the 1500s, but crafts and such are beyond my skill set other than a bit of sewing skill. I have made some costumes, but I'm not at the level of real costumers and with arthritis settling into the hands, I don't think that's in my future. I have nothing but admiration, though, for those who have that level of talent.

This is why I have to pay someone else who has those skills. It's a bit of a drag that there isn't some cheapo kit out there. That's the problem of not liking the popular alien of Trek. Bet Klingon disruptors are dime-a-dozen
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Old March 13 2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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You can buy static resin casts, that are a single piece. You'd just need to paint it.
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Old March 13 2011, 10:28 PM   #9
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I'm assuming those are the white ones? I saw one on Ebay, but it was from a week or so ago and was expired. If not, have you seen them anywhere?

I could probably paint a model. It would involve lots of cussing, but it's doable. Creating an actual model out of wood or whatever is out of my league.

One guy on Ebay had a nice one a few months back. He still sells stuff, so I emailed to ask if he would be offering more in future, but he said he wouldn't be doing so. Ah well, the search continues.
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Old March 13 2011, 10:53 PM   #10
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Re: Disruptor?

The resin ones are often white, yes. You'd need to watch though, because the quality of casting can vary wildly. A really poor one would need a lot of work to finish.

I've haven't seen any lately, but posting a request on the RPF would likely get you a hit.
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Old March 15 2011, 06:59 AM   #11
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Re: Disruptor?

Aren't the Romulan disruptor rifles of TNG just modified Visitor rifles from V?

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Old March 16 2011, 04:05 AM   #12
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Doesn't look like it:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com
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Old March 16 2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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There is a similarity, but I think that may be as far as it goes.
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Old March 18 2011, 05:26 AM   #14
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Re: Disruptor?

Go on eBay, do a search (say, "Star Trek Romulan disruptor"), then save that search. That way, you'll get an email with the results whenever something shows up.
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Old March 18 2011, 06:32 PM   #15
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Re: Disruptor?

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I usually check Ebay daily (mostly for books). Sooner or later, I hope, one will show up for a reasonable price.
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