Part of QMx's new Serenity: Unification War print series, The ISV Cerberus is a Series 3 Firefly just like Serenity but with a military refit that made it one of the baddest ships ever to take up arms against the Alliance. The Firefly Gunboat variant was the backbone of the Independents air and space forces during the Unification War, equally capable of taking on ground targets and capital ships. Inexpensive to operate and heavily armored, the gunboats gave the Independents an early advantage in the guerrilla battles that dominated the war. Bringing the Cerberus to life was a labor of love for many talented and experienced Serenity designers. Based on a concept sketch done by Tim Earls for the Official Serenity Blueprint Reference Pack (Tim did Serenity's concept design under the direction of Joss Whedon), the ship was rendered from scratch by Lightwave virtuoso Sean Kennedy. Once the model was complete, it became possible to pose the ship in any number of scenes and scenarios. For her debut, we see our "Big Dog" taking a much-deserved break, reinforcing an Independents encampment in one of the deserts on Persephone. Look closely and you can see some of her crew and Browncoat marines moving under her shadow. This poster is full of little details and surprises, from the tattered 12th Cavalry flag hanging from the side of a gun emplacement to the "Eat This Purple Bellies" scrawled on the sides of Cerberus' big missiles. Even Serenity Graphic Designer Geoffrey Mandel had a hand in her creation, creating the Cerberus and 12th Cavalry logos. Now Even Bigger! When we ran our first test prints of the Cerberus poster at 11"x14", we realized there was just too much detail that was getting lost. So, we decided to print this poster 30 percent bigger, at no extra charge. That's right: Cerberus Desert Camp is now 12.5" x 19.5"
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