PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 6

The papercraft build extends into a sixth day–happy Saturday! But now it’s time for the really awesome detail and finishing work. We’re talking about scale model foliage! To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 5

It’s Friday, and the papercraft model isn’t anywhere close to being finished! How much can Will and Norm get done before the week is out? Just look at how much detail the designers have put into things like the window sills of the chateau. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 4

Those infernal stairs to the model are finally done! It’s now time to assemble the actual chateau, which is a beautiful piece of papercraft engineering. The amount of detail put into the design of this kit is just amazing. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

Adam Savage’s Hellboy Mecha-Glove Replica

One of Adam Savage’s favorite movie props is Rasputin’s mecha-hand from Hellboy. It’s an elaborately machined prop that’s only in the movie for a few minutes, and Adam has spent over four years painstakingly replicating it. Now that it’s finally done, Adam walks us through all the individual components and how he fabricated each.

PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 3

While Will and Norm are at Comic-Con this week, the build of the Japanese papercraft model continues! Progress is made to the foundation of the chateau, but the pace needs to quicken if the project is going to finish by week’s end. Just look at how many tiny pieces have to be cut out and individually glued! To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

Adam Savage’s Prop Replica Drawings

In the process of building one of his replica props, Adam accumulates an extremely detailed inventory of all the components of that prop, with specifications that match the original as best as possible. Now, Adam has taken up drawing as another outlet for his obsessions, sharing that wealth of knowledge in beautiful sketches and original graphic designs. Find out how you can get one of these art prints here.

PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 2

Will and Norm continue to build the Porco Rosso Japanese papercraft kit, and the details of the structure they’re constructing being to take shape! We only got through one page of the instructions in the first episode, so this next one is extra long at over an hour to catch up and keep page. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here.

PREMIUM – Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 1

The month non-stop of Tested Builds continues! This week, we embark on a whole new kind of project: an intricate Japanese papercraft scale model from a classic animated film. It’s an ambitious model kit that neither of us have attempted before, so join us for the fun! To watch, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here.