While wrapping up this snap-fit Pacific Rim model kit, we talk about custom modding toys, building dioramas, and the evaluate how this kit compares to a Bandai snap-fit model. Overall, we’re pretty impressed with how it holds up! Thanks so much to Darrell for joining us this week. Check out his YouTube channel and look forward to future collaborations!
We’re joined by special guest Darrell Maloney (aka Broken Nerd) to geek out about 3D printing and build an awesome Pacific Rim Jaeger model kit!
We meet Josh Tulberg, an industrial designer who fabricated a mini boat of his own design, using his workshop laser cutter and 3D printer. Josh shows us how his boat kit is put together using zip ties and epoxy, and we take his boat on the water to test its seaworthiness. And it surpassed all of our expectations!
Our lessons learned so far from building this Lepin version of the LEGO Saturn V set: the pieces are more rigid, don’t snap together as nicely, and the screenprinting is off! The price we pay for going with a knockoff! But we must continue, while Bobak, Simone, and Norm chat about the state of space travel and exciting offworld missions.
Stop-Motion Animation isn’t just about puppets–traditional 2D artists visualize the action of the film with storyboards. We chat with one of Aardman’s storyboard artists to learn how fast they work to create a rough sketch version of the film most people will never see.
Adam gets giddy over some finished spacesuit parts he just had anodized, and talks about the process of machining them. The gang gives some spoiler-free impressions of Black Panther, and Adam gives a recommendation for a new Netflix show. Plus, we also hear about Norm’s ride in a mini-boat!
After using the Glowforge personal laser cutter for six months, Jeremy and Norm talk about the projects they’ve done, the lessons they’ve learned from using the machine, and caveats of its operation. The Glowforge definitely has its limitations, but being able to easily laser cut in our own homes has changed the way we think about making things.
Bobak Ferdowsi joins us this week to take on a space-themed set! But this set isn’t any normal build–it’s actually a LEPIN knockoff that we imported overseas. Let’s see how it compares to building the real LEGO set!