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    Model Behavior: Painting Miniature Figurines

    We found these gorgeous resin miniatures from the artist alley at this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, and spend today's Model Behavior painting them! Kayte and Norm also use this opportunity to do some foam sculpting to craft a display base for their figures, as well as experiment with some metallic paint. These kits are from artist Dennis Chan under his Mt Lion Miniatures banner and are available now!

    Ask Adam: Deciding Prop Functionality

    Nicholas Foote asks Adam Savage, "When making a prop, how do you decide how functional you're going to make it?" What a great question! Here's Adam's answer, and you can ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Model Behavior: Bandai 1/5000 Star Destroyer, Part 2

    Kayte and Norm wrap up their build of the awesome Bandai 1/5000 scale Star Destroyer, assembling the kit with its LED internal lighting system. The last step is to add a weathering pass, and we experiment with using powdered pigments instead of a wash to accentuate the model's panel lines and make it look like the original filming miniature.

    Model Behavior: Bandai 1/5000 Star Destroyer, Part 1

    Kayte and Norm embark on a new model kit build--this time the ridiculously detailed 1/5000 Star Destroyer snap-fit kit from Bandai. In our first day of work on this model, we prime the pieces and try our hand at adding surface "aztec" paneling, using fine strips of cut masking tape. This kind of subtle surface work is wonderfully relaxing, and adds detail that helps model starships look extra eye-catching!

    Ask Adam: Resisting the Urge to Start Over

    This week Adam answers Tested Member Griffin839's question, "How do you deal with the urge to start over during a project? Often I will be working on a project and then get the urge to start over and do it better." Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Model Behavior: X-Wing Cutaway Model Kit!

    Bill and Norm assemble a rare Star Wars X-Wing snap-fit kit that was recently found online. This highly-detailed 1:35 scale model was a one-off from Kotobukiya in their ArtFX line--a cross section model that reveals the interior of the craft! We scrutinize and show off the beautiful pre-painted parts as we put this unique diorama together. Truly a holy grail kit!

    Model Behavior: Rusted Fallout Fusion Flea!

    Bill and Norm are back with more Model Behavior projects! This week, we take the beautiful Fusion Flea model from The Wand Company and attempt to weather it to look like the post-apocalytic version seen in Fallout 4 using screenshots as reference. Masking, paint chipping, and application of real rust makes this model look fantastically aged!

    Ask Adam: Most Surprising Fan

    On Twitter, Robert Bruce asked, "Who surprised you the most saying they are your fan? Who did you fanboy over the most?" Here's Adam's answer, and if you have a question for Adam, post it in the comments below!

    Ask Adam: Preferred Music While Making

    This week Adam answers Jack Zacher's question from Twitter: "Do you listen to music/podcasts/whatever while you're making things?" Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Ask Adam: Revisiting "Finished" Projects

    This week Adam answers Tested member harrison_e_b2's question: "What is your process after you have finished a project? Do you continue to research the project to improve it? Do you ever go back?" Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Ask Adam: How Do You Cope With Tedium During Projects?

    This week -- with Tested mascot Alfie along for company -- Adam answers Tested member SmithPad2's question: "What are some of your strategies in coping with tedium in a project with lots of repetition?" Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Ask Adam: A Horrible Movie You Love

    In this Ask Adam Savage, Adam answers Kyle Carmichael's question: "How about a list of 'bad' movies you love? A movie you know isn't great but dang it you love it and watch whenever you come across it?" Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Model Behavior: Painting Crazy Cupcakes!

    Bill and Norm paint up these delicious castings from artist Alfred Paredes that were created for the most recent Monsterpalooza. These Crazy Cupcakes are Alfred's latest in his rotten food series of sculpts, and we try our hand at giving them a realistic paint job. Not all goes as plan, though, and this project turns into a lesson of adaptation and rolling with our mistakes. Find the kits here!

    Ask Adam: Those Awesome Leather Gloves

    In this Ask Adam Anything, Adam is delighted to address Wolfin Sylvermane's question, "I've been enjoying Savage Builds very much and I've noticed you've been wearing a beautiful pair of brown gloves. I'd really like to know which they are." Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Model Behavior: Kaneda's Motorcycle from Akira!

    Model Behavior is back! This week's garage kit is a 3D printed model of Kaneda's iconic motorcycle from Akira. It was designed by Juri Pranjic (aka 3Dworkbench) and is super fun to put together! We hope that this inspires more people to support 3D artists who offer beautiful 3D models for printing at home.

    Model Behavior: Aging Miniature Houses

    Time for some distressing and weathering! Kayte and Norm take two scale models designed for tabletop wargaming and add paint, dust, grime, and foliage to age them a few hundred years. What does a house look like in the post-apocalpyse after nature has taken over? This is our idea of fun!