Tested Mailbag: AT-DP Garage Kit!

We’ve been long overdue for a Tested mailbag unboxing, and this package doesn’t disappoint. Chuck from YayMonsters sends us his garage kit of the AT-DP walker from Star Wars Rebels, which he modeled using Tinkercad! We’re blown away by the details he achieved using the…

Knowing Your Work’s Worth – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 8/28/18

Prop and costume fabricator (and regular Tested contributor) Bill Doran joins us for this week’s podcast! Bill’s in town filming some videos with us, and we chat about his origin story, today’s cosplay culture, valuing your work, and his plans for Dragoncon! Watch Bill’s prop…

Making a Mechanical Pong Game!

Enjoy this video from the Tested Premium video archive! http://tested.com/membership Jeremy and Sean pay tribute to the venerable stepper motor in this project for the most recent Tested live show! Their idea: building a mechanical version of Pong that can be played by a large…

3D-Printing a NASA ACES Helmet for Adam Savage!

We’re trilled to welcome a new member of the Tested family: 3D modeler and prop maker Darrell Maloney (aka the Broken Nerd)! We’re big fans of Darrell’s work and YouTube videos, and are starting a new series of collaborations between him and Adam. In this…

Adam Savage’s New “One Day Builds” T-Shirt!

Get your One Day Builds t-shirt here! https://www.tested.com/shop Adam tries on the first Tested t-shirt, featuring our One Day Builds video series! The shirt is on sale for only two weeks, and we hope it’ll be the first of many Tested shirts. Getting this shirt…

Let’s Paint: Dinosaur Garage Kits!

Enjoy this video from the Tested Premium video archive! Learn more at http://tested.com/membership Back in Frank’s shop, we take on our next garage kit challenge: dinosaur busts we found at this year’s Monsterpalooza. These reptiles have lots of sculptural detail to bring out with paint,…

How to Apply Zombie Prosthetic Makeup!

Enjoy this video from the Tested Premium video archive! Learn more at http://tested.com/membership With the help of our friend Gordon Tarpley, Frank Ippolito shows us how to apply an ultra realistic zombie makeup using off-the-shelf foam latex prosthetics. Here’s how to use glues and paint…

Modding ‘The Getaway’ Pinball Machine!

Enjoy this video from the Tested Premium video archive! http://tested.com/membership Time to take a field trip to the local pinball arcade! Jeremy and Sean take Bits to Atoms on location to modify The Getaway: High Speed II pinball machine to work with a real stop…

How to Make Miniature Underwater Dystopian Cityscapes!

Enjoy this video from the Tested Premium video archive! Learn more at http://tested.com/membership Inspired by the work of a Japanese modelmaker, Frank and Norm build miniature dioramas of submerged dystopian cities! Follow along as we take off the shelf scale-model cityscapes and transform them into…