The Color Theory of Star Trek Costumes in 1/6 Scale

We dive into the color theory of Star Trek uniforms and cut-and-sew with Exo-6 founder and director Schubert Tam as he brings prototypes of sixth-scale Star Trek figures to our studio. It’s a chance to see the difference between screen and set-accurate fabric color dyes side-by-side, and our first look at the finely tailored recreations of costumes from The Wrath of Khan!

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Ask Adam: Makers in the Film Industry

In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers Tested members Zack Harold and Colten McCranie’s questions about Adam’s experience writing about his creative process, and what the most hands-on positions in film are. Thank you for your questions and support, Zack and Colten!

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Adam in Real Time: Etching the Inglourious Basterds Knife Replica!

Etching the star into the handle of his Aldo Raine knife replica takes up only a minute or two in the final One Day Build, but Adam actually took his time — 26 minutes of his time, to be exact! Enjoy this process in real time, Tested members, and we thank you for your support!

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Inglourious Basterds Knife Replica

Ghostbusters Prop Replica: Venkman’s ESP Test Machine!

Here’s an iconic prop from the opening scenes of Ghostbusters that was actually a repurposed pieces of vintage scientific equipment! Venkman’s ESP testing machine was originally a Beckman pH Meter from the 1930s used to test the acidity of liquids, and Sean brings in his recreation of the prop using an original acidimeter with his refurbished tweaks. Let’s take a look inside this machine!

Adam’s One Day Builds: Inglourious Basterds Knife Replica!

It’s a true One Day Build! Adam recreates the iconic Bowie knife used by Brad Pitt’s Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds, using the same materials that a prop maker on set would have used to make the original. Taking a screen accurate blade blank, Adam embeds it in an elk bone handle and hammered brass guard and the result is better than he could have ever hoped!

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Adam Repairs His 20-Year-Old Shop Sign!

Adam repairs a laser-cut light-up sign that he made over 20 years ago when he worked at Industrial Light & Magic! This charming display was Adam’s tribute to the Peanuts comics strip, and has been hanging alongside his collection of curiosities and ephemera in the shop washroom. It’s time to take it apart and give it a new light that will keep it shining for another 20 years!

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A Disturbance In The Timeline – This is Only a Test 647 – 4/28/22

A whole lot of news to cover this week as Norm and Kishore digess Twitter’s takeover and potential future, the trailers and announcements from Cinemacon, Meta’s Quest gaming showcase, and the coolest drone video we’ve ever seen. Plus, an update on Kishore’s EV quest!

Inside Adam’s Cave: Spray Paint Mixer Unboxing!

Adam unboxes a fan-made spray can mixer holder inspired by the drill-powered paint can mixer he recently shared as one of his favorite shop tools of the past year! Adam puts this 3D-printed drill attachment to the test with a can of Rust-Oleam spray paint and appreciates the design and effort!

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Hands-On with Looking Glass 8K Holographic Display!

We go hands-on with the new Looking Glass 4K and 8K holographic displays and catch up with Looking Glass co-founder Shawn Frayne to talk about what the company has been working on since shipping their desktop Portrait device. The size and resolution of their large 8K lightfield display combined with hand-tracking input allows for holographic interactions like what we’ve only seen in science fiction films!

Ask Adam: How to Weather Leather

Tested member Justin Ashcraft asks if Adam has any weathering tips for leather, which indeed Adam does! Thank you for your question, Justin!

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