Adam Savage answers this question from Callum Smith: “What stools do you use in the shop ? I find most are either uncomfortable, rigid or unmovable.”
Adam Savage welcomes puppeteer and animator Barnaby Dixon to the cave! We’re big fans of Barnaby’s inventive puppet design and puppeteering style, and he shares a few of his creations and shows how he brings them to life!
We take a field trip the garage and workshop of modelmaker Randy Neubert, who runs VoodooFX. Randy designs lighting and electronic upgrades to off-the-shelf model kits, including a few of our favorite kits we’ve built recently. We chat with Randy about his lighting process and what goes into designing a lighting scheme that’ll look great on camera and on our shelves.
We turn our radio voices on to kick off this week’s podcast, in which we discuss the recent Emmy awards, the challenge of maintaining creative control of something successful, and the many disappointing ways in which theatrical experiences are experience in the living rooms. Plus, two great segues!
For our final video from the 2018 Summer Steam-Up, we sit down with Accucraft Trains’ President Bing Cheng to talk about his company’s lineup of steam train models and kits. Bing gives us a sense of how these intricate locomotives are developed and the size of the hobby today.
We continue our geek-out over miniature steam locomotives with a look at these scratch-built steam engines by hobbyist Andy Sorenson and his father. We chat with Andy about how these steam locomotives work and the fun of designing their own working model train engines!
Kayte and Norm work with styrene this week to build out a backdrop for sixth-scale toy photography. Specifically, we’re going to making a photo-ready approximation of an Imperial wall from Star Wars for use with a K-2SO figure. Follow along as we cut stencils out by hand and then also experiment with the Cricut vinyl cutter to automate some of the processes!
Adam answers this question from fan Cody Limber: “I’ve read and loved nearly everything you’ve mentioned on the Still Untitled podcast, but I need recommendations for sci-fi books. What are your top 5 favorite sci-fi books?” Side note: Adam could not stop at just five!
- Neuromancer Trilogy, by William Gibson: https://amzn.to/2VrqOOA
- Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson: https://amzn.to/2XMaSDP
- Dune, by Frank Herbert: https://amzn.to/2XFtHZo
- 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami: https://amzn.to/2XQBhAF
- Girl in Landscape, by Jonathan Lethem: https://amzn.to/2Vyc8No
- Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5, by Doris Lessing: https://amzn.to/2IY9R7x
- The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin: https://amzn.to/2GJSAgW
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We take a field trip to the 2018 Summer Steam-up, an annual gathering of hobbyists who build and operate model trains with working steam engines! Tested meets up with two model train builders who walk us through their gas and coal-powered engines.