Huge Serenity model found at Universal

Nektu

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wow....
just watched that movie over the holidays...still great!
what happened to the engines? (damn Reavers got 'em!)

K
 

cayman shen

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wow....
just watched that movie over the holidays...still great!
what happened to the engines? (damn Reavers got 'em!)

K
Yeah, I wonder if they're still around...kind of a bummer if not, but still cool to see that a big, beautiful physical model still exists (am I wrong or did most people not know of this? I'd always heard there was just one dinky simple one for the crash and the rest was CG, not a huge and detailed piece) as a possible subject for intrepid studio scalers.
 

darthviper107

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Pretty cool--they didn't do a bad job with the construction--but they really lacked the paint job, they even forgot the Serenity logo on the side. Should have also secured the top onto the cargo hold better since you can see it rattling in the movie when it crashes.


I'm surprised that QMx would have thought it was a rumor that there was a miniature--it's been documented and pretty obvious just from watching the movie
 

Nwerke

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Yeh. I always assumed that was a model shot; if it wasn't they'd have had to have put in extra work to make it look like one, because it does.

The port engine was the one torn off in the crash, right?

Great model, IMO. I'm not a real fan of the ship but have this hankering for it nonetheless, like stuffed olives. Anyway, would LOVE to see more of this.
 

Watson

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Yeh. I always assumed that was a model shot; if it wasn't they'd have had to have put in extra work to make it look like one, because it does.

The port engine was the one torn off in the crash, right?

Great model, IMO. I'm not a real fan of the ship but have this hankering for it nonetheless, like stuffed olives. Anyway, would LOVE to see more of this.
The port was indeed the one ripped off
 

Deathstalker II

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I'm surprised that QMx would have thought it was a rumor that there was a miniature--it's been documented and pretty obvious just from watching the movie

The text there is very strange. You're right, Viper - it's not "rumored" that there was a miniature - it's actually discussed in the features on the Special Edition DVD & Blu Ray. People actually mention the crash being an elaborate model shot.

(though, reading it again, the bulk of the text at that link does indeed seem to have come from QMx reps, and they have gotten things utterly wrong before, so...)

Surprised to see that it still exists and looks so good. I wish I could hug it. :lol
 

darthviper107

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Reading the QMx post they don't say anything about wondering what is was made for, guess it was just the io9 post
 

Surge

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ah brilliant find, the ref pictures are perfect to start a project (that I am going have to start!)

IEDBOUNTYHUNTER I may be in contact for ref if that is ok? :)
 
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