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    Tested Builds: Foam Propmaking, Part 5

    We finish this week's build by painting our foam weapons and adding some leather handles. They turned out wonderfully! Thanks to Bill Doran for coming by our office to give us this tutorial, and thanks to all of you for following along with the build. Hope you learned something! We'll be back next month with another fun week of building, so stay tuned!

    Ask Adam Anything #9: Working Music

    This week, Adam answers a question about what music he listens to in the cave while he's working on projects. Adam digs up his current favorite playlist and runs through some of his favorite songs and artists. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! (Music recommendations as well.) We'll be back next week!

    Premium: Adam Savage in Conversation with Neill Blomkamp

    Along with the Alamo Drafthouse theater in San Francisco, we hosted a screening of one of our favorite films: District 9. After the screening, Adam interviewed director Neill Blomkamp on stage to talk about the making of the film, his design aesthetic, and what kind of projects he's interested in working on. (This full interview is available for the Tested Premium Member community now, and will be released later on YouTube. If you haven't joined the Tested Premium Member community, you can do so right here.)

    Ask Adam Anything #8: From Shop to Kitchen

    While cleaning up after a One Day Build, Adam answers a question from the Premium Member community about how his shop organization and philosophy translates to other work spaces, like the kitchen. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! We'll be back next week!

    The Martian Spacesuit Project: Patterning

    Adam takes the patterns and reference photos from The Martian spacesuit and brings them back to the cave to begin work on his replica. The next step is transferring the patterns onto sturdier materials and making detailed annotations about where each piece fits in the costume. (If you haven't joined the Tested Premium Member community, you can do so right here.)

    Ask Adam Anything #7: Asking for Help

    Adam answers a question this week about at which point of a project he thinks about asking for help. It's an important question, since asking for help is something Adam has been grappling with his entire life. How would you answer the same question? And of course, if you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! We'll be back next week!

    Tested Builds: Perfect Grade Gundam, Part 6

    Norm, Frank, Sean, and Danica finally complete the Gundam! There's plastic everywhere in the office, but the effort was worth it--and now we just want to build more of these kits. Thanks to everyone who watched this week of build! We'll be back next month with another project and special guest!

    Ask Adam Anything #6: Being Messy

    This week, Adam answers a question about how organized he was when he first started filming Mythbusters, and how he's changed since. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! We'll be back next week with another question answered!

    Ask Adam Anything #5: Teamwork and Criticism

    This week, Adam takes a question about how to best work in team environments where members may be critical of your work or overly protective of their own ideas. It's an important discussion! If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! We'll be back next week with another question answered!

    Tested Builds: Fallout 4 Mini Nuke Kit, Part 5

    Huge success! This week's project turned out beautifully, and we each come away with a different style of weathering and finish for the Fallout 4 Mini Nuke. Thanks for watching along this week and stay tuned for another week of building in the coming weeks! You're going to like the next kit we tackle!

    Adam Savage's Bridgeport Mill Upgrades!

    In the short time since Adam has received his new mill, he's already been making custom upgrades to integrate it into his shop workflow. Here's a tour of the upgrades installed so far, what's in progress, and how having a mill changes the way Adam things about designing his builds.