Serenity Ships Document Wallet from Firefly

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  1. jddurst

    jddurst Active Member

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    Being a Browncoat, I thought that my first project should be something appropriate. In the episode “Safe” Zoe presents the Alliance soldiers with a leather wallet containing the ships documents for Serenity.
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    There are some awesome paper props being made by Whitefall, one of our new members.
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    After carefully studying the DVD, I came to a few modifications on the pattern that Whitefall posted of PropCircle. I used 4-5 oz. pre-dyed boot leather, which I didn’t have to dye and I like the overall feel of for the wallet and 18 ga. brass with ¼” chicago screws for the clasp.
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    I tried to get the folds of the wallet as close as possible to the screen-used one.
    With the top margin of the documents cut off, the bottom of the page(s) just make it to the third fold and, as can be seen in the screencaps above, just start to bend upwards.
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    For the snaps I used ‘24 line’ which are the larger of the two standard sizes. In the photo below I used antique brass finish, but I think in the future I will use a more accurate shiny brass finish.
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    I have been doing simple leather work for quite a few years, so the technical side of this project was no biggie, however the detective work of getting it just right was quite fun. Please let me know what you think about my results, and if you would like more info on the documents and wallets, please PM me. --jdd
     
  2. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the results.. and I love it, the papers really make this standout... and the leather work is amazing.

    It's a very welcome addition to my Firefly collection.

    Berry
     
  3. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can't wait for mine to arrive. :D
     
  4. Drago Lordist

    Drago Lordist Well-Known Member

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    wow. :confused amazing accuracy...
     
  5. AlltoEasy

    AlltoEasy Well-Known Member

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    looking forward to getting mine as well, awesome work.

    Dan
     
  6. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    totally sorry to ask but where would one get ahold of this fine piece of art ?
     
  7. Ivanhotep

    Ivanhotep Well-Known Member

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    You sir, have an excellent replica, well worth its weight in cashy money.
     
  8. blubeetle3

    blubeetle3 Well-Known Member

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    How'd you do, Hero?

    You done good, boy. It's real shiny.
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    That is some really nice work there. Admittedly, I have seen some of those pics, as I already ordered mine, but this is some great work.

    I can't wait to get a hold of mine. :)

    -Bryan
     
  10. Tristan71

    Tristan71 Active Member

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    Wow. Very nice. I am impressed with the number of very fine Firefly/Serenity replicas on this board.
     
  11. gusw666

    gusw666 Well-Known Member

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    Thx for the tip, ill make one for myself now, yours looks awsome.

    cya

    Gus
     
  12. jddurst

    jddurst Active Member

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    I have sacrificed yet another ½ a cow for the cause, I thought I’d post the pic:
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    PM me for more info.
     
  13. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

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    :thumbsup That is just beautiful work. ;)
     
  14. 101radioman

    101radioman Well-Known Member

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    These are SHINY got mine the other day.
    Great work
     
  15. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As did I. Looks just how I'd hoped - - - perfect.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     

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