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    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!

    Model Behavior: Applying Water Slide Decals

    Kayte and Norm have fun applying some freeform water slide decals on two plastic figures, experimenting with different application techniques for getting the decals to stick on perfectly. What are your tips for working with water slide decals?

    Model Behavior: Miniature Snow Effects!

    Continuing with our practice of experimenting with miniature effects we've seen online, Kayte and Norm try their hand at building a snow scene with a previously-assembled tank model and rocky terrain display. Watch as we make snow puddles, melted snow, and simulated powder for this winter war scene!

    Model Behavior: Retro Moon Suit Garage Kit!

    We're once again taking on a garage kit from one of our favorite modelmakders, Futuristic Models. This kit is based on the retro-tastic Grumman moon suit tested in 1965 and featured in Life magazine. Bill and Norm prep and paint the kit, polish the clear plastic parts, and break out the vinyl cutter to finish the job.

    Model Behavior: Mech Garage Kit!

    It's been a while since we've put together a garage kit from start to finish, so we're stoked to assemble this garage kit from friend of Tested Michael Sng (aka Machinatino Studio)! Kayte and Norm clean up the parts, knoll them out, prep and prime, and then piece this Panzer II walking tank together. As a finishing touch, we airbrush some shading onto the tank to give plates some definition.

    Model Behavior: Painting Action Figures

    You may have seen this figure in recent toy photography videos, and here's how it got this way! Bill and Norm take paint brushes and blades to two Mezco 1:12 collective figures to weather their clothes and give them a little more grit and grime. A little bit of distressing can go a long way with these figures!

    Model Behavior: Rocket Launch Smoke Effects

    Using the lessons we learned from experimenting with cotton batting to create smoke effects, Kayte and Norm try their hands on sculpting the exhaust for rockets in flight. We use photo references to guide our plumes, and light up the effect with some cheap LED lights.

    Model Behavior: Miniature Smoke Effects

    Kayte and Norm experiment with a technique for creating smoke effects for our miniature model builds, using simple cotton batting and some paint. For creating smoke at this scale, we sculpt the cotton and trim it to work with our models and give it some volume. It's a fun effect that we're going to keep on using!

    Let's Build: Wargaming Fallout Shelter, Part 4

    We're starting to the get the hang of these kits! Now it's time to finish the ARK fallout shelter with its final module: the vault door. We've had so much fun putting this together, and would recommend it even for non-wargamers. Now to think about the painting and weathering possibilities...

    Let's Build: Wargaming Fallout Shelter, Part 3

    The team overcomes a few hiccups in the build and complete their respective sections, and it's time to start joining the modules. We're continued to be impressed by the design of this laser cut kit, which even can be populated by 3d printed decor. Next up, the big finale!