Adam reveals this year’s thank you gift for the Tested Premium member community! It’s your support that directly allows us to make our build videos and share the stories of makers. The posters are shipping in early November, and anyone who signs up now or has signed up since May 31st will get one! Get yours here!
For the next phase of the project, Sean and Jeremy head back to the Tested shop to begin prototyping the cabinet chassis and electronics. Based off of his 3D printed scale model, Sean makes a foamcore mockup that gives the team a sense of the ergonomics of the machine. (Start from the beginning and watch the first episode of this cabinet build here!)
Adam is in awe of this hand-made Metal Gear Online cosplay by Ruby Taki, an incredibly talented cosplayer and huge Metal Gear fan. Ruby shows Adam how she scratch built the headpiece and rocket launcher prop for her costume, which was done without the use of any machine tools.
In this Ask Adam, Adam takes a question from Tested Premium member Tonerow: “When working in the shop with someone else, how do you approach everyone’s varied skill sets?”
Where do we get all our wonderful toys? It’s at places like New York Comic Con, where we meet up with retailers and collectors who scour the internet to curate new discoveries from emerging toy artists. Benny Kline of Tenacious Toys walks us through some of his favorite new art toys this year, and explains how artists get their break to stand out among collectors.
For our last two interviews from Oculus Connect 5, we chat with the developers of Project Tennis Scramble and In Death about the making of their games, and their considerations for developing on the Oculus Quest.
This week, Darrell walks us through his process for 3D modeling a helmet replica using photo reference. We’ve shown how he preps models for 3D printing, but much of the work happens on the computer screen. Follow along as Darrell explains how he approaches creating digital forms to exacting detail.
As Gunpla hobbyists, we were honored to meet ED, a veteren Gundam builder who brought a few of his builds and dioramas to New York Comic Con. We take a look at his Steam Siege action scene, a scratch build seven months in the making. ED also gives us a few tips for getting the most out of your Gundam kits.