Our Voyager communicator badge (also seen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) was crafted using one of the only remaining sets of original molds, which were painstakingly restored in our artisan model shop. With the restored molds we were able to replicate the prop's size and shape exactly.QMx are currently signing up a waiting list for pre-orders;
To get the colors and paint details, we studied an actual screen-used badge. And once we had the design of the original matched, we took the whole thing a step further – rendering the replica in gold and silver-finished metal (the on-screen props were made of painted resin).
What sets this wearable badge apart from the original is the clasp, which uses strong, short-field magnets that are embedded in the badge itself and in a glossy backplate. No more pinholes in delicate fabric. It can even be worn on leather and suede.
Friday, 24 January 2014
QMx's Voyager combadge
QMx have added a listing for latest Star Trek prop, the Voyager communicator badge. Like the previous TNG reproduction, they have made the badge look extra shiny with metallic finishes, and added a magnetic clasp to securely hold it in place without pins. Here's what QMx had to say about it:
I'd expect it to become available in the next few months. UPDATE: Entertainment Earth have also now listed the badge, and they expect to have it by April.