Serenity?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Sporkey, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Sporkey

    Sporkey Well-Known Member

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    i was just curious if anyone had attempted or planned on building serenity from firefly
     
  2. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd love to see some attempts. There's a discussion here that has a head start.

    Of course, being CG, there is no "studio scale" but I guess we're already making the exception for new BSG ships in this forum, so what the hell.
     
  3. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If someone was willing to model it in CG, I would be willing to CNC parts. Maybe some else could detail, etc.

    Just a thought.


    I'm suprised no one over at starship modelers has tackled this one.
     
  4. cobywan

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    To be honest the ship is over most of our heads at SM. It's a tough ship to figure out. What looks promising is that there was a macquete made for the movie that appears in the making-of book. You should check it out.
     
  5. goldenage

    goldenage Well-Known Member

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    This chap...

    http://www.seansgallery.com/

    has (rumor has it) made a 3D image of Serenity - it might be wothwhile dropping him a line to see A) if it would be useable? B) If he'd mind.

    Even as the BASE for a model -

    Take a look...

    serenity wallpaper
     
  6. cobywan

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    His mesh is available online. I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you ask. But I don't think it's perfect.
     
  7. dijinn

    dijinn Active Member

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    Hmmm... where are you located and is this something you are willing to put the time and effort into completing if I do the CG model of it? I can definately model the ship... but I've never modeled anything that would ultimately be used to CNC parts so, I'm not sure if it's as simple as providing a 3D mesh and letting the CNC just go at it.

    If you are really interested in trying to CNC the Serenity, contact me via e-mail: dijinn(a)hotmail.com

    I've been 3D modeling for 5+ years now and the only thing that would limit me is getting references to accurately model the Serenity. I'm a HUGE fan of the show and would love to see an accurate kit being offered.

    - J.
     
  8. Stormleader

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    FYI- There is a studio scale Serenity. It was made for the film by Grant McCune Designs....

    [​IMG]

    From this thread: Serenity Fan Fest
     
  9. Jedi Dade

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    OK so the hunt begins... Does anyone know where that model is? We need some hi-res pics of that puppy. If its on the east coast I'll drive and take the pics ;)

    Jedi Dade
     
  10. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    *. I need that.
     
  11. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am a Butterfly on the wind
     
  12. Stormleader

    Stormleader Well-Known Member

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    The model was at Universal Studios in LA for the Serenity Fan Fest where that pic was taken. I wish the guy would post some larger images.

    I'll bet the next issue of Cinefex has some good pics.
     
  13. mobius303

    mobius303 Well-Known Member

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    Greg Jein is listed in the credits of the Movie as Model Maker so perhaps he has the model or one of the models they used to make the CGI.
    I love this ship as well.
    Mobius
     
  14. cobywan

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    It went the other way. They used the CGI to make the practical model. To what purpose they did so is anybody's guess. Look in the Serenity Movie Book and you will see the "grown" un-painted model in it.
     
  15. Stormleader

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    Yeah, I noticed that in the credits when I saw the movie again yesterday. Well, if you've got a model to build, Greg Jein is da man...:)

    I figured it was SLA, that would be a pain to build from scratch...


    EDIT: POSSIBLE SPOILER









    The model was built for the crash sequence.
     

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