It should be noted that the Rodd.com kit includes a very good set of instructions, and if you’re building the standard version of this kit, you should use them. However, I am building what can be considered the “stunt” version of this prop. The main difference being the “hero” version this kit is designed to replicate and the stunt version is the hero has a green indicator meter on the top side of the phaser. I will be filling in this section so that the indicator is not visible. To start, I used 215 grit sandpaper to sand down the indicator piece until it sat just below the surface of the phaser body. This way it can be filled in with Bondo and sanded to sit flush later.
Continuing with the rest of the body preparation, I used more 215 grit paper to sand the bottom portion of the emitter so that the emitter would sit flush against the main body as seen in the picture.