Both of the phasers pictured in this thread are builds of Dreadnought Industries / Wakal kits from approx 15-18 years ago (or recasts thereof). One or both are also built with custom brass ID plates that were offered at the same time as the kits.
@bobbytb56, unless yours was built using metal nozzle/fins/side dial upgrade parts that have been available at various times over the years (hard to tell from the photos), I’m sorry to say that it’s likely to be 100% resin apart from the brass ID tag.
Another possibility occurs to me, though – the tag on the first phaser does look a little odd, and the overall detail looking off makes me wonder if this is a recast of the Wakal kit itself, with a tag made at a later date. Maybe someone took a mold of that kit and cast it in metal? That could explain the overall detail being softer than Wakal’s kits.
Wakal’s phaser kit master was made from one of the multi-part/removable magazine garage kits that were floating around back then (which themselves were made from an original at some point). A few quick tells for his kits:
- Rectangular mesh detail above the grip instead of a row of 3 buttons (similar to that seen on the Miarecki version)
- Added mesh detail on the P1
- Clapboard styrene instead of the square green LED on the back of the P2
- Added detail on the inside of the P1 cradle
Here are photos of a phaser I built from the same kit, from similar angles to the one John-Paul posted above. It had popped up on ebay as a purported screen-used prop back in 2015 so the photos were made to refute it.
If you have a TPZ membership here’s a thread with more info on it:
A nice article was made documenting the differences, here: