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Re: Adam Savage's Tested: scratchbuilt/vacuformed spaceship
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2019, 01:25:33 pm »
Adam does a one-day build of a spaceship using vacuum forming techniques:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uS7A4x31PY
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Re: Adam Savage/Tested: Moon suit kit
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 05:57:46 pm »
Building a garage kit of a Grumman concept Moon suit from the 1960s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zTdOfqO6g4

Kit manufacturer's site: https://futuristicmodel.ecwid.com/#!/c/0/offset=0&sort=addedTimeDesc

Short article about the real thing: http://www.astronautix.com/g/grummanmoonsuit.html

Secret projects thread about this and many other early spacesuit concepts: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/space-suit-prototypes-like-grumman-moon-suit-republic-etc.5714/


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Re: Adam Savage's Tested: scratchbuilt/vacuformed spaceship
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 09:59:03 pm »
And you wonder where the design of the robot from Lost in Space came from......
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Adam Savage's Tested: Adam hurts himself: lessons learned
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2020, 01:38:46 pm »
Not the usual sort of video: Adam's hurt himself in the shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGnyaR2B7s

He makes some good points here, which is why I'm posting it. He's hugely experienced, he's very safety conscious, but he still managed to nearly lose a finger because he relaxed and got careless AFTER he'd finished the job and was cleaning up.

If he can do it, you can do it to.

Learn.

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Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2020, 11:27:57 am »
Not 'Tested', strictly speaking, but definitely 'friends and relations of' and has a little bit of Adam Savage in it, so...

The delightful Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1B3gATS0GE

Funny, sad, silly and dark all at the same time... :wacko: :thumbsup:
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Re: Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2020, 03:26:27 am »
Haha that was cute. And for sure, never work on rotating machinery !
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Re: Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2020, 03:31:26 am »
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Re: Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2020, 04:04:50 am »
Haha that was cute. And for sure, never work on rotating machinery !

Well you can't avoid working on it, but NEVER take it for granted. I had it drummed into me by two engineering uncles from when I was old enough to toddle into their workshops that lathes and pillar drills are ****ing lethal.

Got my last-but-two job because my predecessor created a vacancy by getting the arm of his puffer jacket, with his arm inside it, dragged through a steel-cutting chop-saw. Unlike regular chop-saws, those things are geared: if they're not stopping for steel, they sure as hell aren't stopping for mere flesh. He had four layers of stitches, starting at the bone and ending at his skin... :o
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Re: Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2020, 04:06:23 am »
Stuff that Adam knew but, being human, got a smidge careless about.
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Re: Simone Giertz builds herself a Proud Parent
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2020, 04:17:48 am »
Stuff that Adam knew but, being human, got a smidge careless about.

The classic one is that your brain tells you "I've switched it off now so it's safe, right?"

Nope.

You've still got 15lb of steel spinning at hundreds of RPM and it'll take anything up to 30 seconds to slow down and stop. It doesn't need electricity to break your bones, just momentum...
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Building the Bandai 1/5000th Star Destroyer, Part 1
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2020, 04:11:24 pm »
Building the Bandai 1/5000th Star Destroyer, Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMpVSadUV0A
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Re: Tested video: Kitbashing Model Spaceships with Snap Ships
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2020, 01:43:00 pm »
Update - these things are on the market now:

This is interesting: a modular plastic spaceship building system: spaceship Lego, essentially:

Kitbashing Model Spaceships with Snap Ships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ6XLACOtUo

New Tested video showing one being built: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfEq4-ld2uU

Company website: https://www.snapships.com/
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Re: Adam Savage/Tested: Nausicaš diorama
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2021, 12:38:08 am »
Adam Savage builds a diorama with a moving sky background for a model from the Studio Ghibli film, Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfUL73pRYq4
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Re: Adam Savage/Tested: cheap vacuum former
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2021, 03:40:40 am »
Adam's review and demonstration of a cheap vacuum former (sold for dental work):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWxCvMzvxlQ
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Re: Adam Savage/Tested: cheap vacuum former review
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2021, 01:14:33 pm »
I have this vacuform machine - it works well; almost too well since it can be difficult to remove the original. I ddon't know if I would pick it up and swing the heating element aside - like Adam does - because it hets very hot.

The heated plastic can also deform/partially melt styrene masters if you're not careful. But for the price, it's an amazing little machine.