Tested producer Joey Fameli is in the office today and joins us to talk about our recent trip to New York, the Academy Awards, McMaster-Carr catalogs, and making pizza! Plus, more love for The Good Place!
The team overcomes a few hiccups in the build and complete their respective sections, and it’s time to start joining the modules. We’re continued to be impressed by the design of this laser cut kit, which even can be populated by 3d printed decor. Next up, the big finale!
We’re back in the studio of Johnny Wu (aka SgtBananas) to learn about his process for creating convincing snow effects in his photos. It’s a simple practical effect you can replicate at home! We also chat about figure posability and what Johnny looks out for when finding new toys to photograph.
Now that we’ve gotten a sense of how the Black Site Studio laser cut kits come together, the team divys up the rest of the ARK fallout shelter set to being assembling individual modules. Norm runs into a hiccup with a missing piece, Sean demonstrates some on-the-spot problem solving, and Jeremy discovers the wonders of glue accelerant!
We visit Prop Store to get a closer look at the many vintage pop culture toys and colletible ephemera going on auction later this week. From wax sculpts to one of a kind artwork for toy packages, we revisit the toys of our childhood, preserved and professionally graded for collecting and display. Check out the catalog of what will go on auction!
Jeremy, Sean, and Norm try their hand at a new kind of build kit: laser-cut modular terrain for use with tabletop wargaming. This set is from Black Site Studio, and is a miniature fallout shelter made for use with the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game. Let’s break open the package and see how the pieces come together!
We’ve been happy using our trusty Xuron flush cutters for modelmaking projects, but were curious about these $50 Japanese GodHand nippers. How does a set of flush cutters compare to something five times the price? We get up close to model kit sprues and take a look.
Bill and Norm put LED lights into the eyes of the massive Iron Giant model, the finishing touch to this incredible garage kit! Watch the build of this garage kit here!