One Day Builds

Armor and Swords

Adam's One Day Builds: Weathering a Sword Blank!

One of Adam's latest ongoing projects is a new hero sword, ground from a pre-made blank and finished using the techniques he learned from his time working under the tutelage of Weta Workshop's Peter Lyon.

Adam Savage Inspects a $500 Suit of Armor!

In Adam's ongoing obsession with historical armor, he checks out what a $500 suit of armor purchased on Etsy looks like!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Excalibur Henchmen Armor!

Among Adam's armor collection is another suit made by master armorer Terry English for the film Excalibur: one made for the villain Mordred's lead lieutenant. But this armor is missing key pieces from its ensemble, and Adam recalls his training from Terry to rebuild those parts and chemically darkens those parts with Aluminum Black to match the original armor.

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Painting Iron Man Armor, Part 2!

Now that his Iron Man Mark I suit has been chrome painted and sealed, it's time for Adam to apply the washes that will tell the story of the armor's age and construction! Using acrylic-based paint, rubbing alcohol, water, rags and elbow grease over his lacquer base coat, Adam refines his technique to the point that he has finite control over his weathering. It's one of Adam's finest paint jobs to date, and he caps off his build by trying on the costume in full!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Iron Man Mark 1 Boots!

Adam's next big costume project is a return to his build-up of his Iron Man Mark 1 armor! Previously, Adam reworked the costume's chest chassis and shoulder parts, and today he's tackling the legs and boots of the suit. Even though the castings are a good foundation to work off of, it's going to take a lot of modification and scratch building to get the armor ready for wear. Next up will be painting the whole thing!