Jason Reitman was helming the newest film, he was beyond ecstatic. But when he was then INVITED TO SET to go behind the scenes, well, his joy had no bounds.
Even years after Adam has "completed" a cosplay or worn it at a convention, he from time to time returns to his costumes to further upgrade or refurbish them with new materials or updated reference. That's the case with the helmet for his 2001: A Space Odyssey spacesuit.
Adam's next big costume project has begun, and it's a painstaking replica of the Colonial Marines armor from the movie Aliens. As part of that ongoing project, he has to fabricate several prop pieces that fit onto the armor, including a distinctive shoulder lamp worn by the characters. And interestingly, most of the components that make up this prop come from found parts that anyone can source online. Thanks to machinist and propmaker Victor Broadley for helping Adam source the parts for this build!
Every time Adam needs to wrap his head around the layout of a building, he makes a scale model of the structure as an exercise to better understand the space. One such building is the Fab House community maker space in Cleveland, for which Adam is on the advisory board. Using digital renders and blueprints as reference, Adam recreates the four floors of the Fab House in a 1/24 scale architectural model form using trusty foam board, a craft knife, tape, and hot glue!
Adam gets to work fixing a vintage Schoenhut toy piano that he recently picked up at auction that's in dire need of repair. In fact, it's going to take the disassembly of two broken pianos to make one working one, in addition to completely remaking the keys and restoring the metal harp. Let's take a look inside this classic children's toy and see if Adam can get it back to a tuned and playable state!