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Tested: ResinLapse 3D Printing on Elegoo Saturn!

We test the Elegoo Saturn resin mSLA 3D printer, and capture our test prints using a new time-lapse accessory developed by Uncle Jessy and Andrew Sink! ResinLapse is a clever way to synchronize a Canon DSLR's shutter to the exact moment each layer of your print is cured, producing mesmerizing time-lapse video that looks like a print is emerging smoothly out of resin vat. Norm shows how this works with the Elegoo Saturn and some considerations when 3D printing this way.

Model Behavior: Iron Giant 1/50 Scale Diorama Build!

This week's modelmaking build is a quick and dirty exercise in assembling a diorama out of almost exclusively off-the-shelf parts. Norm pairs a 12-inch tall Iron Giant collectible with O-scale model railroad scenic decor, which at 1/48 scale is exactly in line with the figure's height. The combination of small trees, a readymade wood shed, 3d printed deer, and tiny spotlights helps give the Iron Giant a towering presence appropriate to the beloved character!

Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Woodworking Chisel Sharpening!

Adam opens up his chisel drawer to talk about his collection of woodworking chisels and planes, and why his go-to chisel isn't the most expensive one in his shop. A chisel is only as good as how well its sharpened, and Adam demonstrates his process for sharpening a basic chisel using his favorite Japanese waterstone and sharpener guide jig. What are your favorite techniques for sharpening woodworking tools?

Star Wars Ronin Mandalorian Figure Diorama Build!

We get an early look at Bandai's Ronin Mandalorian figure from their popular Star Wars Movie Realization series, and Norm builds a 1/12th scale dojo diorama in the aesthetic of this feudal Japanese spin on Star Wars. Here's how this display was designed and laser cut with our glowforge, and dressed with foliage materials we've used in past Model Behavior projects!

Adam Savage's Essential Modelmaking Cutting Tips

During his Jan 11th 2021 live stream, Adam gave an instructional about his best techniques for cutting various hobby materials, from matte board to styrene. It's an overview of the basics as Adam best knows from his years of modelmaking experience. What are some of your essential modelmaking techniques?