Tested’s Adam Savage stopped by UK special effects costume house FBFX to check out some of the incredible spacesuits they’ve made for science fiction movies. The engineering, detail, and craftsmanship in each of these outfits is truly extraordinary.
While at UK effects and fabrication shop FBFX, Tested’s Adam Savage had the unique privilege of having his body 3D scanned, then replicated at life size using a 5-axis milling robot which carved his entire body from foam. We only wish they included footage of the robot at work.
Tested’s Adam Savage has been granted behind-the-scenes access to the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In the first episode, he checks out the tunnel and cavern that serve as the Dreadnought’s interior, along with the imposing Space Jockey’s platform.
Adam Savage joined Imgur’s 2016 Secret Santa and made a custom NERF sniper rifle as his gift. He went for a weathered sci-fi look and beefed up its firing mechanism. He kinda borked the magazine with paint, but overall he did a great job. Finished build at 29:08.
For his latest one-day build, Adam Savage and his Tested pals cheated a bit, spending a couple of days cutting, welding, and assembling a complicated walking machine inspired by the work of Theo Jansen. And you thought assembling IKEA furniture was tricky.
Director Peter Jackson showed Tested’s Adam Savage some cool CIA equipment from the ’60s – a disguise kit in a briefcase. It was made by the late make-up artist and prosthetics expert John Chambers, who’s known for his work on Planet of the Apes and Star Trek. And Argo.
As we already know, Adam Savage loves to dress up in complicated costumes and walk around conventions to see if he can avoid being identified. For NYCC 2016, he dressed as the delightfully rotund Totoro. We love how he squeezed through that doorway at 4:45.
Adam Savage made a life-size replica of one of the swords that Hellboy used in the comics. The 48″ sword is made of plywood, Bondo, carbon fiber tubes, aluminum tape, some spray paint and a plushie. You can skip to 26:37 for the finished sword and the post-credits time lapse.
Mythbuster Adam Savage spent nearly a month building this insanely detailed replica of the hedge maze model from Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining for his latest project on Tested. The work it took just to flock all the hedges is crazy.