The replica builders over at Quantum Mechanix recently got to take a tour of the Universal Archives. That’s where most of the forgotten movie props end up. They came across perhaps the largest model ever made of the Firefly spaceship Serenity, all decked out in Reaver colors, spikes, and sporting that huge cannon on top.
From the Quantum Mechanix Facebook page:
About three months ago, while getting a very rare tour of the Universal archives, we came across something tucked into a corner and covered in plastic that made our hearts skip a beat: a highly-detailed 12-foot-long filming model of the Reaverized Serenity. We could hardly believe what we were seeing!
As many Browncoats know, there has been a rumor around for years that a filming miniature used for the crash scene on Mr. Universe’s planet. But that rumor was either denied as either being totally false, or that the miniature used was a simple styrofoam model. As you can see from the picture below, it does exist and is about as far from a “simple” model as you could imagine.