Adam shares a new tool he only recently learned about but has found very useful for his builds: machine thread taps for woodworking! When paired with a set of woodworking drill bits, it's radically improved the projects Adam's doing in the cave!
Adam’s Apollo spacesuit gets a major upgrade! After showing us some of his favorite details on his A7L, Adam shares a few recent modifications that showcase spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata's talent and incredible attention to detail, including new gloves, new wrist rings, a new bubble helmet, but especially a new, functional neck ring!
During the stay-at-home order, Adam has been spending a lot of time fine-tuning and using his lathe and milling machine. In this shop infrastructure build, he adjusts and modifies his material storage related to those two key shop tools!
With Comic-Con at Home and the new Sideshow Con happening later this month, Norm gets in the collectibles mindset with a look at the Hot Toys quarter scale Darth Vader figure. We show off the incredible portrait sculpt and costuming on this massive figure, and give it a dynamic action pose for some toy photography. The detail in quarter scale is amazing!
Adam talks about how he uses the various calipers he has in his shop and how after decades of using them he's come to a new point of view as to what type of calipers are most useful for his everyday carry. He goes through the pros and cons of digital vs dial calipers, and why a short 4" dial caliper best suits his builds. What kind of calipers do you use in your own shop?
Adam checks out a new set of boxes for sorting and storing tiny screw and other parts for his modelmaking builds. His solution of gluing small jewelry boxes to foamcore is similar to the sorting boxes used by professional watch repairers like these sent by a viewer. Also sent are some incredibly tiny screws and watch parts that Adam checks out with his recently upgraded microscope!
Adam's latest weekend build is a piece of furniture for his home--an integrated front porch table to help organize all the shoes, outdoor gear, and pet paraphernalia that lives in Adam's home foyer. And it's going to be a surprise for his partner--so it's one of the more finished and polished builds Adam takes on during the lockdown!
Sound is a big part of immersion in VR, and adding a bass shaker to seated VR rigs is something we've always wanted to test. We're impressed by the performance of the ButtKicker Gamer 2 tactile transducer and amplifier kit, which works seamlessly with cockpit games from racing to mech piloting to space combat games, and adds a tremendous amount of fun to VR experiences. It's a highly-recommended upgrade to your VR setup!