This week Adam answers Jack Zacher’s question from Twitter: “Do you listen to music/podcasts/whatever while you’re making things?” Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!
The latest armor in Adam’s costume collection comes from the 2016 fantasy epic The Great Wall! Director Zhang Yimou’s ambitious action film featured striking armor designs for its color-coded regiments, and Adam dons the golden armor of the Tiger Corps. This and over 180 other suits of armor and now up for auction for collectors and cosplayers! Find more of this armor and other film props at the Great Wall auction here!
Thought last week was a big news week? The news keep on coming as we recap all the announcements from D23, including new Marvel shows, the Star Wars hotel, Disney+ details, and the new footage from The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, a full breakdown of our first trip to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland!
While Adam Savage was visiting the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, this familiar object caught his eye. Made by many of his old friends at Industrial Light and Magic, the Mother Ship from Close Encounters hosts a number of in-jokes, including an R2-D2 and a U.S. mailbox. See why Adam calls this model one of the “masterpieces of practical special effects.”
Adam shares his latest shop upgrade and build: a leatherworking station and storage box for all his leather-related tools! This beautiful wooden box was made in the process of working on his Star-Lord costume belt, and replaces a previous acrylic toolbox. Adam guides us through this toolbox’s form factor and its influences.
Maker and YouTuber Peter Brown, who turned Adam’s book into a hammer, visits the cave to show Adam his creation. They discuss the micarta process and test the hammer on some nails! It’s now a proud part of Adam’s tool collection. Thanks, Peter! Watch Peter’s video turning Adam’s book into a hammer here.
We meet up with cosplayers Mike and Shelly (who last year made an awesome Totoro costume) and check out their new Man-Spider cosplay! Mike and Shelly walk us through their sculpt and build of this striking cosplay, one of our absolute favorites from Silicon Valley Comic Con.
This week Adam answers Tested member harrison_e_b2’s question: “What is your process after you have finished a project? Do you continue to research the project to improve it? Do you ever go back?” Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!
During our visit to NASA Ames Research Center, we stopped by the Roverscape, a testing ground for robots and rovers that simulates various types of terrain. We chat with an engineer from the Intelligent Robotics Group about robot testing platforms, and pilot both a real and virtual robot! Learn more about NASA’s Open Mission Control Technologies software here!