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    Model Behavior: Diorama Water Effects!

    Kayte and Norm take miniature vehicles from past Model Behavior projects and augment them with a water base. Using Smooth-On Crystal Clear to make a base, we experiment with sculpting water effects using silicone caulking and Smooth-On's Sil-Poxy.

    Model Behavior: Let's Talk Paintbrushes!

    We got back to the basics with an overview of the various kinds of paintbrushes you can use for modelmaking and painting props. Bill brings a selection of brushes and we demo each type, showing the techniques that make the best use for each. What are your favorite brushes to use for your projects?

    Ask Adam: Life-Size Dream Prop

    Adam Reedman asked Adam, "If money, time, etc. weren't a factor, which full-size working prop would you want to make?" Here's Adam's answer, and if you have your own question for Adam, post it in the comments below!

    Bits to Atoms: Starlords Arcade Cabinet, Part 7

    Jeremy and Sean head back to Other Ocean to regroup with Mike and Kevin for a Starlords project post-mortem discussion. Suffice to say, the team is ecstatic about the reception at California Extreme. Thank you all for watching this series and making Bits to Atoms possible!

    Ask Adam: Career Paths for Makers and Polymaths

    On Instagram, @salzmoto asked, "Outside of special effects, what career paths do you see opening up for makers and polymaths in general? How might someone make a career out of collecting hands-on skills in a world so currently obsessed with digital things?" Here's Adam's answer, and if you have a question for Adam, post it in the comments below!

    Model Behavior: Hairspray Paint Chipping

    For this week's project, Kayte and Norm experiment with a modelmaking technique using off-the-shelf hairspray as a way to create realistic paint chipping. We apply this to a few test pieces and then to a garage kit from Machination Studio. We couldn't be happier with the results!

    Bits to Atoms: Starlords Arcade Cabinet, Part 6

    It's all come to this. Jeremy and Sean bring the cabinet pieces to Other Ocean for final assembly and to test the software with a very first playthrough. Then, with just days to spare, they fix last minute bugs before unveiling Starlords at California Extreme. But we're not done yet! Stay tuned for one final episode to wrap up the Starlords project!

    Model Behavior: Assembling Bill's Replicant Blaster!

    Bill brings to our office the culmination of a big project: a scratch-modeled interpretation of the Blade Runner blaster prop that he's turned into a kit. We assemble this Replicant Blaster kit to show how it all comes together with real hardware (no glue!) and mechanical action (those darn springs!) Follow along to celebrate Bill's incredible prop-building achievement!

    Ask Adam: Interacting with Famous People

    In this Ask Adam, Adam answers ignorantForager's question: "What's the best way to interact with famous people that you might see in public? I don't want to interrupt whatever they're doing, but I also don't want to miss out on a chance to meet them." If YOU have a question for Adam, post it in the comments below!

    Ask Adam: Working with Other Makers

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about working with other makers in his shop, who may have varied skillsets.

    Ask Adam: Cardboard Projects

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about using cardboard to prototype projects.

    Bits to Atoms: Starlords Arcade Cabinet, Part 1

    This year's California Extreme saw the debut of Starlords, a new arcade cabinet built over many months by our very own Bits to Atoms team! To embark on this journey, Jeremy and Sean enlisted the help of the software developers (and video game historians) at Other Ocean Interactive to code this game from scratch. Follow along this build from game design to cabinet fabrication--the most ambitious Bits to Atoms project yet! (Second episode is here!)

    Ask Adam: Dream Movie Projects

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about which of his favorite movies he wished he could have worked on and why.

    Ask Adam: What to Save in a Shop Fire?

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam answers the question of what he would rush to save if there was ever a fire in his shop!