3D TOS Phaser 1 & 2

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MGagen, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. MGagen

    MGagen Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Here's a little project I've been working on. A 3D model of Phaser 1 & 2. I worked from NAU's "Midgrade Phaser 1 & 2" blueprints. These were measured off of West Coast Collector's midgrade phaser and reproduce it "warts and all." Knowing the midgrades were made from the same molds as the heroes, I relied on the blueprints for the basic shapes and dimensions. I additionally referenced the photo survey images of Greg Jein's hero phaser and drew some of the detailing from there. In the end, I regularized and idealized the Phaser to match my own conception of a "real" one. YMMV. You will notice that I have included the indicator lamp on the P1, a detail that is missing from Jein's hero, but I think appeared on several others.

    Modeling was done in MoI3D, a wonderful NURBS-based solid modeler, aimed more at artists than engineers. It's a very easy to use CAD system and I highly recommend it. http://moi3d.com/

    Texturing and renders were handled in Strata3D. A capable and easy to use polygon 3D package that has sadly been abandoned by its developer. I do not recommend it at this point. Learn Blender instead...

    M.

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  2. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wonder if you could morph that around different phaser models...
     
  3. Lord Other

    Lord Other Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Are the 1 & 2 separate components, or did you model them as one whole unit, as a point of curiosity?
     
  4. MGagen

    MGagen Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They are separate. The P1 also has options. I can deploy the targeting sight.
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  5. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Excellent...

    I'll take 100 units - do you accept checks?
     
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  6. Lord Other

    Lord Other Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    That's very fine work! I love the level of detail you have put into it. Very nice. I have a TOS Phaser III carbine that I drew up some plans for I hope to create some nice renders of like this some day.

    Okay Captain Tracy.. lol.
     
  7. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Dice Admiral Premium Member

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    A CAD system, you say? Was this done with an eye towards 3D printing?

    (Absolutely marvelous work, BTW.)
     
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  8. MGagen

    MGagen Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No, not particularly. I just enjoy modeling things.

    Here's a Communicator I modeled several years ago.

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    In both cases, the inspiration was a set of reliable data to work from. I like to wait until I get my hands on accurate info before going to work. If anyone knows of a set of reliable Tricorder plans (measured from screen-used props) I'd happily add that to my project list and complete my virtual "exploration set."

    M.
     
  9. publiusr

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    something I noticed recently.
    there are new glowing home laser tag pistols out. No SW scope or clip.

    No...these have a tail that flow back toward the wrist.

    If for safety purposes only—-the phaser II is making a comeback
     
  10. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can you show us some pictures :)
     
  11. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Laser X and ComTec are the commercials that come to mind