The night I went to Rhode Island to visit the Regular Joes to watch them do their podcast, I was not really expecting Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca) to pop by and sit with us for a half-hour or so going into great detail about his new show “Star Trek: Discovery”, but it was amazing.
You really need to hear this interview, and you can do so by catching The Regular Joes Podcast, Episode 214 – Rhode Island Comic Con 2017.
During that evening, Tod Pleasant talked about how he was currently printing the new Discovery Phaser, after having downloaded it from Thingiverse.
When I went home, I downloaded it and printed it.
Not satisfied with the solid black model, I immediately began cutting it up into pieces for full-color printing, and without going into detail, here are some pics of my final product:
The original model was in four pieces, which I originally printed in black, with a silver nozzle. The new version prints in five colors, and 31 pieces.
I use magnets to attach the nozzle and the Phaser I hand unit to the main unit. This way the nozzle can spin.
I use translucent blue for the setting indicator ring, which I can also print in translucent red if I want to set it to KILL!
A slot in front for the emitter, and a magnet at the back, allow the Phaser I hand unit to come out and snap back in easily.
As you can see, the middle one is set to Kill.
I also made an appropriate display base, with the new Insignia with pips.
The Phaser I hand unit has a translucent emitter the same color as the setting. Eventually I want to add more functionality here, to allow the targeting sight screen to flip up.
I made five, one for me, and one for each of the Regular Joes.