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Serenity: The Big Damn Replica

Celebrated by millions of fans around the world, the titular ship of Joss Whedon’s visionary movie masterpiece, Serenity, has existed in all its glory in digital form only – until now.

More than three years in the making, Serenity –The Big Damn Replica, has been painstakingly crafted to be absolutely screen-accurate in every aspect. Unlike most other iconic ships from science fiction, Serenity was designed from the ground up to be as realistic as possible, from her floor plan to her construction, using real-world components and manufacturing processes.  As one of her creators observed, the idea was to make Serenity so real, fans could easily imagine themselves walking her decks. With such a sense of place and familiarity, viewers would never feel lost in this Firefly-Class Transport.

When it came time to develop this replica, we could do no less. Every bolt, every seam and every asymmetrical plate has been recreated with exacting detail in this first and only screen-accurate replica. Years of intense effort have gone into all aspects of this model, from the sculpture taken directly from the movie CG master files to the paint job created to match not just the colors of the ship, but the materials as well.

Some of the features of Serenity – The Big Damn Replica:

  1. Bullet One big boat. Our Serenity measures 19″x12″x7″, or 1:180 scale. (stand adds 4.5″)

  2. Bullet Incredible complexity. The kit used to build Serenity consists of more than 250 parts, including resin, brass, aluminum and laser-cut acrylic.

  3. Bullet Film-quality build. Some 30 different colors, including flat and metallic paint, are used in the ship’s multilayer paint master.

  4. Bullet Spitting image. Weathering, wear and other painting effects are designed to exactly mirror the movie version of ship.

  5. Bullet Superior components. Surfaces are crafted to simulate real-world materials – metal, ceramic, even the mirrored surfaces of the solar panels.

  6. Bullet No decals. All graphics on Serenity are painted on by hand.

  7. Bullet SFX Edition. Serenity – The Big Damn Replica, SFX Edition (the only edition we are currently offering) incorporates some 32 lighting effects, including static, flashing, strobe and chase lights.

  8. Bullet Signature Edition. Each Serenity replica will come signed by Nathan Fillion – Captain Malcolm Reynolds himself!

  9. Bullet Wireless remote. The Serenity Replica includes a wireless remote control to operate lights with a separate button for activating “hard burn.” Lighting system automatically shuts down after 15 minutes to help protect the both the lights and model.

  10. Bullet Cool display. Serenity’s display base/diorama looks like a landing pad straight out of The Verse. It comes with an acrylic cradle that shows Serenity in flight. Standard configuration features Inara’s shuttle taking off while the other shuttle is docked in its bay.

  11. Bullet Big Damn Heroes. Eight crew members can be seen on the bridge.

  12. Bullet Pro Prop Crate. Each Serenity is shipped in custom-cut foam and stored in a hand-built wooden apple crate, just like what the pros use to safeguard their props.

  13. Bullet Jason Palmer Exclusive Art Print. Premier Serenity portrait artist, Jason Palmer, is creating an original art print of the Serenity replica that will be included exclusively with this edition of The Big Damn Replica.


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