3D Modeling, Printing, and Painting a Custom Gundam!

We attend our first Gunpla and mecha modelmaking convention–NewType’s Buildcon in San Francisco–and meet some incredible modelmakers who’ve brought a variety of builds. Artist Kaz Adams‘ Janus build was especially striking, since she designed, 3D modeled, 3D printed, and finished this detailed model, essentially making her own kit. We chat with Kaz about her design process and how she took an initial sketch to a fully realized figure.

Show And Tell

Tested in 2020: Ariel’s Favorite Things!

Ariel brings in a recommendation for an accessible and power…

One Day Builds

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Chewbacca’s Bowcaste…

For Halloween this year, Adam needed a bowcaster replica for…

Podcast - Adam Savage Project

Greg Munson – The Adam Savage Project – 11/24/20

BattleBots is back this week! We're joined by the show's co-creator, executive producer, and robot combat veteren Greg Munson to talk about the process of producing a season of BattleBots during lockdown, the roster of competitors and robots appearing this year, and what how he and the BattleBots team are thinking about ways to evolve and…

Making

Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: All About Awls!

In showing off the usefulness of a small awl for marking you…

Show And Tell

Tested in 2020: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Our resident 3D printing expert and modelmaker Sean checks i…

Show And Tell

2001: A Space Odyssey Moon-Watcher and Bone Replic…

Adam Savage shares two pieces of his collection from the fil…

Show And Tell

Tested in 2020: Bill’s Favorite Things!

Tested contributor Bill Doran checks in from his workshop to…

Culture

Filming Model Miniatures from Moon (2009)

Duncan Jones' Moon is one of our favorite science fiction fi…

Show And Tell

Tested in 2020: Mel’s Favorite Things!

Fabricator, engineer, and Adam's former shop assistant Mel s…

One Day Builds

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Luke’s Lightsaber!

Time to make a laser sword hilt! Adam takes a cylinder of al…