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    Adam Savage and Broken Nerd's Costume Build, Part 4

    In the final episode of this build series, Adam and Darrell finish their lightsabers, add some weathering to their cloaks, and try on their costumes for the first time! Thanks for joining us in this journey documenting a one-week costume build. We'll have more projects with Darrell in the future, and stay tuned for our next Tested premium member series!

    Ask Adam: Project from Hell

    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 projects that were thought to be easy but ended up being a project from hell, and how he recovered.

    Adam Savage and Broken Nerd's Costume Build, Part 3

    On the third day of this costume build, it's time to focus on the costume's accessories. Darrell works on adding a big dent to his Knights of Ren helmet and painting it, while Adam gets to work on their custom lightsabers. Pulling parts from his shelf of unfinished projects, the sabers going to be composed of found parts combined with machined ones. We also get a peak into the cave's rarely-seen loft storage!

    Ask Adam: Airplane on a Conveyor Belt

    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 one of his favorite myths to bust, and why the results were so unbelievable for viewers.

    Adam Savage and Broken Nerd's Costume Build, Part 2

    With a good amount of progress made on the Monk costume, Adam and Darrell turn their attention to the Rogue--the other menacing member of the Knights of Ren! More patterning and sewing! Darrell also gets to a really fun part of the build--adding some damage weathering to his 3D-printed helmets!

    Ask Adam Anything: Learning from the Internet

    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 gets a question about a specific woodworking project, and uses the opportunity to talk about how he learns and finds answers online, oftentimes in youtube videos. It involves what he calls the rumpelstiltskin method.

    Making The Knights of Ren Cosplay, Part 1

    For this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam invited prop builder Darrell Maloney (aka Broken Nerd) to San Francisco to spend the week collaborating with him on his cosplay. Their idea: to create the Knights of Ren characters that were only briefly seen in The Force Awakens. Darrell kicks things off with his 3D modeling of the helmets, and brings the prints to the cave for a packed week of building. Let's follow along!

    Model Behavior: Making Custom Wood Blaster Grips!

    Bill's back for another Fusion 360 tutorial in our shop! This week, we step up to modeling more complex shapes with the making of wooden grips for the Dave Goldberg snub-nosed Blade Runner blaster prop. And these grips are going to be milled in a CNC machine instead of 3D-printed!

    Ask Adam Anything: Not Giving Up on 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 his own unfinished projects, how he finds the motivation to continue working on them, and what he turns to when he hits a wall in progressing on a build.

    Model Behavior: Weathering a Model (Space)Ship!

    Plastic model kits often need finishing work to make the models look as good as their source material. This week, Kayte and Norm take on the task of painting a Space Battleship Yamato 2199 snap fit kit, using washes and rust effects to make the spaceship look old and battle-worn. The result is a striking transformation!

    Ask Adam: Learning Daunting Skills

    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 projects and skills that he finds daunting, and his approach to tackling them, and reveals a project in-progress using one of those skills!

    Challenge Accepted: Drifting with Zoe Bell, Part 3

    It's the next day, and Zoe and Conrad review some aerial footage of a few attempts at drifting a figure eight. Zoe takes to the wheel at a final attempt to master the maneuver, and wraps up her own instruction by becoming an instructor herself!

    Ask Adam Anything: Home Improvements

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answer them for the Tested member community. This week, Adam answers a question about his personal home improvement projects.

    Model Behavior: Bug Boy Model Kit!

    This week, Kayte and Norm put together a model kit purchased at this year's Monsterpalooza convention, and attempt to replicate a paint finish of the kit we saw at the show. This delightfully unsettling bug boy kit was sculpted by Andrew Martin (Monster Caesar Studios), and we loved putting it together and experimenting with painting it!

    Ask Adam Anything: Do You Miss Mythbusters?

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answer them for the Tested member community. This week, Adam talks about what he misses from working on Mythbusters.

    Challenge Accepted: Drifting with Zoe Bell, Part 1

    We're thrilled to debut a project with the inimitable Zoe Bell, actress and stunt performer from some of our favorite films like Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Thor: Ragnarok! In this series, Zoe takes on the challenge of learning to drift a stunt car--a physically and mentally demanding skill she's yet to learn. Zoe embarks on the journey of developing this skill using the maxim of SODOTO: See One, Do One, Teach One. The first step: getting a feel for the car on the test track with Adam Savage.

    Model Behavior: Creating a Bronze Finish

    We've used Rub 'n Buff on Tested before to give objects metallic finishes, and this week, Bill Doran takes us through the process of turning two garage kits to bronze. We chose these two kits for the differences in their sculpts: one an organic skull and the other a piece of armor. Here's how a wax metallic finish can bring out the details in your paint work.

    Ask Adam Anything: Most Used Shop Equipment

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answer them for the Tested member community. This week, Adam talks about his most used tool in his shop, as well as his favorite ones to use for his builds.