The goal of this project is to construct a replica of the Mark VII Science Tricorder as seen on later seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and early seasons of Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Feel free to click on any of the pictures for a larger (pop-up) version. Since I’m not a scratch-builder first, I’ll start off with a kit including the body, graphics, and electronics.
First off, I washed the resin parts in warm, soapy water to help remove any excess releasing agents, which could later interfere with painting. I let the parts soak for a few minutes, then scrubbed with a textured sponge, rinsed, and then let dry.