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The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member16 Apr 2017 6:20 a.m. PST

Found a bargain at my local game store this weekend. A copy of the Firefly Yahtzee game.


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While I'm not a big fan of Yahtzee, the collectible ship that doubles as game box and dice cup is almost perfect for 15mm gaming.

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I suspect I'm not the first to post a link to this little item, but I was happy to pick it up in the discount bin at the game store.


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

OMG! That's an awesome find.

I am so jealous right now. :)

Dan

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up. Here it is…

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Never heard of it. That is a great find.

Personal logo lewis cannon Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

The dice are kangi six-siders.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Here's a little more about the relative size/scale of the piece:

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Dan

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Well for $20 USD including shipping I ordered three. They'll be a fleet to surface vehicle in my games….

Tgunner16 Apr 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

A miniature with dice? Not a bad deal at all!

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

That's about 250 feet long by my estimation of the scale on the diagram. How long is the model? It looks very good for 1/300th (he says as a bit of a scale Nazi) if, I suspect, it's the best part of a foot long.

Still a great find.

John T

EDIT: the cheapest I can find it on ebay with shipping (from the US of course) is £47.50 GBP. A bit different from the linked one at £13.00 GBP from Walmart… Damn!

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member16 Apr 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

John,

Length is @ 10". You've got a good eye. From a true scale perspective – 1/300 is a lot closer. If we take the online spec's of length = 269' as true, it works out to about 1/322.

Funny, it never seems quite so large on the screen, but dramatic scale will vary about when squeezed into the television.

Given typical ground scale distortions in games, I'm still happy to use it for my 15mm games.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

For a playable interior, the ship would probably end up MUCH bigger than what the specs would call for:

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Dan
PS. There are all kinds of paper models out there for 28mm:
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Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

You can also shrink the paper minis down to 15mm or smaller if you wanted to.

Greylegion16 Apr 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

These sets have been out there since mid-2014. I have thought of getting one a couple of times. I just do 28mm, so it wasn't much use to me.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

My wife bought one for me and I will use it as a general light freighter when needed.

Mako11 Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

Looks great to me.

I'm jealous!

Paid that much each, for several of Inara's little shuttle ornaments, which are perfect for 15mm scale as well.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

Well my LGS has half a dozen or so of these guys for i think it was $25. USD
If anyone wants one email me at my handle at a o l and see what we can work out.
Not planning on going soon but i could use this as a reason to whine to the GF to make a road trip.
Cover the costs of the unit plus shipping.
Let me know.

Grimm

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