Posted on Jan 14th 2008 by trekprops.de.
Ah, Starfleet cases. They come in all colors and shapes and I love all of them! Especially the ones that were used by the engineering staff to carry around their great little tools and instruments. But that’s not the only use for them, of course. They’re also very useful to store PADDs for example. And that’s exactly what Captain Picard uses his briefcase for in the TNG-Episode “Starship Mine” (6×18) when he leaves the ship, which is due for a Baryon sweep that requires a complete evacuation. [More…]
Posted on Jan 26th 2007 by trekprops.de.
“Tea, Earl Grey, hot!” is one of the most best known phrases of the entire Star Trek universe. Captain Picard usually uses these words to order his favourite beverage from the replicator. And he usually gets the dark liquid in a special type of tea cup, which I have now added to my collection. [More…]
Posted on Jan 25th 2007 by trekprops.de.
Ten Forward – the bar/lounge area on the Enterprise-D – sure is a real fountain of diversity when it comes to glass vessels and beverage containers. One of the more recognizable ones started out as a candle holder and quickly got turned into a drinking glass by the set decorators of TNG. [More…]
Posted on Jan 27th 2006 by trekprops.de.
They’re small but powerful – Starfleet Comm badges. They not only decorate uniforms and show that the owner is an officer with the respective training, but they are also full of high-tech.
Once activated, these small devices enable the user to communicate with any other crew memeber who is also equipped with a smiliar badge. While the activation is done by a simple tap, everything else works through a highly sophisticated [More…]
Posted on Jun 10th 2005 by trekprops.de.
The isolinear optical chip was first introduced to the audience in the TNG episode “The Naked Now” from the first season. Since then it is known as the standard storage medium for information on Starfleet ships, stations and starbases.
I have six replicas of this prop and every one of these has another color and features the same isolinear circuit pattern silkscreened onto it. Unfortunately, this pattern [More…]
Posted on Apr 28th 2005 by trekprops.de.
I got this small prop in kit form from a fellow ASAP member. When I first started this project, I thought that such a small object could not be a lot of trouble during buildup. The exact opposite was the case. It took a lot longer than I anticipated to get this one done. I also had to do a lot more research than I had planned. [More…]
Posted on Apr 24th 2005 by trekprops.de.
The Type I phaser from TNG, a prop barely 9 centimetres long. To do a replica of this can’t be much trouble, right? Wrong! The smaller the object is, the finer are the details and the more time has to be spent to make the prop look good. I will describe here what I did to build this “cricket” phaser up. When I got the kit from a member of the ASAP board , it was in a pretty raw shape, which is not uncommon for resin castings however. This meant that the surface had to be smoothed out (especially [More…]