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Cacique Caribe06 Oct 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't find any mention of scale on this laser-cut kit's assembly tutorial:


I sure hope it's something compatible with 15mm.



TMP link
PS. This might give some idea of the size of the one actually used in the film Serenity (2005):



thosmoss06 Oct 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

Is SHE alright ?!?

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2018 6:58 p.m. PST

From the link under details

After making the Serenity Suncatcher, I realised I needed to make the other classic ship from Firefly; the Mule.

Not to the same scale as the sun catcher, the Mule is a desk-top model, somewhere for the Browncoat in your life to leave their pocket-change.

so it's larger than 15mm

Lion in the Stars06 Oct 2018 7:45 p.m. PST

It's using 3mm MDF board, so looks to be about 4" long overall. That's more 28mm than 15mm scale, but since the print files are free you could probably mess with print size and use 1.5mm MDF.

Cacique Caribe06 Oct 2018 9:29 p.m. PST

Wow. Good point!



haywire07 Oct 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Well he provides a DXF and PDF file so you can rescale it.

If I use this picture:


Nathan Fillion is 74" tall, in the picture he is about 2" tall and the skiff is 8" long with my monitor. I estimate it should be ~24 feet long… so about 1/48 scale… so rescale by 50%

GypsyComet07 Oct 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

Maybe, though it only looks about three Joss Whedon's long to me

haywire07 Oct 2018 9:44 a.m. PST
DyeHard08 Oct 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

At the Etsy site:


This model – entirely fan-produced – is a 105mm (4") long ornament.

PDF link

126px is 4 feet
377px wide
177px wide bed
basic length is 554px or 4(554/126) = 17.6 feet or 5.36 meters

If the model is 105mm or 0.105 meters the scale is 0.105/5.36 or 1/51th scale

Cacique Caribe08 Oct 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

A bit too big for my stuff then. :)


DyeHard08 Oct 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

In your original posting:

You linked to a page that included the parts in PDF and a few other formats. Here is the PDF again:
PDF link

If you are going for 15mm then about 1/100 scale, reduce the size to 50% of original and you have that size.
You could paste the printout onto card-stock and cut it out.
Maybe a bit crude but not a bad facsimile.

I just made a reduction in the size, let me know if I can send you a copy.

DyeHard08 Oct 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

If you want to detail the model:

Here are some photos of $350 USD custom model:








DyeHard08 Oct 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

Here is an image of the actual prop:


And a link to a 3-D print file of something very similar:


Grimmnar12 Oct 2018 3:45 a.m. PST

Another option.


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