Serenity / Firefly
NOW AVAILABLE ! (FROM STARSHIP MODELER ONLY)
See link below
In 1/288 scale
The kit includes decals and 'pipework' and features rotatable engines, and two shuttles.
This model is 8-1/2 inches long, and has over 40 parts...most are resin (32) but some parts are 'other' materials. Like most resin kits, this kit will require some work prior to assembly... mostly filing, filling & sanding.
Because the usage of tools is required in the construction of this kit. This kit might not be suitable for 'beginners' in resin model construction.
..... and go get the "Firefly" TV series , and the movie "SERENITY"... both out now on DVD's
A finished painted model will be added here as soon as I can get one done....
click here for 'pipework' pictures
a-d are of the 'first layer' of smaller dia.wire. e-l are of the 'second layer' of thicker wire, and n-x shows the part painted in white undercoat..
These pictures were sent to me by Dean Miller (from the USA)... He has made a great job of making and painting the model.
" here are five (5) photos
of my painted Serenity. The one from the top (held by hand) probably shows her
colors the best. That one was while the sun was still showing or out. There are
just a couple of areas that still need paint (the pivots that the engines are
By the way, since the decals that you supply with the kit are fairly transparent, it is possible to put silver foil onto the solar arrays first. Then put the decals over that making for an almost screen captured appearance."
If you would like to paint your Serenity like Dean's... he has kindly written out a set of instructions for doing so
Click here to see
Here are some more pictures of a built Serenity...This one done by John Payne (of the USA.)
Did my best to follow the renders of the ship available on various Firefly sites
to get the variety of panel colors. Naturally, it doesn't photograph well.
The base coat is ModelMaster Burnt Metal buffing metalizer. Buffed it good, then apply VERY thinned coats of acrylic metalic blue and brass to assorted panels. Model Master "exhaust" was also used here and there, being very "between" the burnt metal and a brass color.
I felt compelled to stick it on the stand at a jaunty "take me into the black" angle.
Who was it here that came up with the idea of putting the solar panel decals on Bare Metal Foil? I stole it. Looks great, thanks...
And this one by Scott Copeland of the USA
This is by Michael Buch of Bremen,Germany
This Serenity is by Sean Brannin (HWR MK11) of the USA
This by Curtis Herbert of Pennsylvania
USA... Curtis says " Just figured I'd send some
pictures over of the version I just
finished. Thanks a lot for making the kit, it was lots of fun to
This serenity is by Kory Keller (mrnobody) (USA) He has done a great write up Click here to see
This Model is by Hermes Trismegistus of the USA
He has added lots of scratch built small detail, that were too small for me to reproduce
in the kit....great job.
This Serenity is made by Brian Thewlis of Australia
Brian said "Thanks for giving me the opportunity to
build such a great kit"
And this one is by Bruce (Merlin) Jones of Cumbria UK.
Merlin has done a great write-up click here he has made lots of additional detail parts,
"Anyhow, I've known Ian Walsh, (Stargazer) since I joined the internet, discovered and hung out on starshipmodeler.com. He's one of life's enthusiastic big kids and very generous with his time and enthusiasm and, to my great joy, has the ability top create well thought out resin kits of classic sci-fi subjects"
(thanks mate!!! )
E- Mail me..... stargazer(at)planet3earth.co.uk
(substitute @ for 'at'...(because I get over 100 spams per day )