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Mythbuster's Adam Savage - Modeler at Heart

 

I thought some of you might like to watch this video I came across. We all know what the Mythbusters are on TV. But this is a video by Adam Savage, who is at heart, a modeler like us.

It's not surprising, since he cut his teeth working at ILM, and building models and props. Or that he teamed up with Jamie and used their own company to do Special FX for TV, movies and commercials.

But at the end of the day, Adam likes to make stuff for himself. Not only fabricating what he has in his head, such as a model or prop idea, but to also build an actual model kit that might have come in a box. Just like we would.

He's no stranger to resin, casting, making molds. That is of course, part of his profession on a daily basis. But it's fun to watch him get as excited as we do about a new model, and the assembly of the kit, as well as painting it.

He has quite the shop too, and I see us all wishing we had a shop like that to literally make anything. What I like about Adam speaking is when he talks about resin, or mold making, he seriously knows what he's talking about. If you're not familiar (I suspect most SCIFI model fans already know) they mention Industria Mechanika. That company make some great resin products that are unique, and you can check out their site here.

Jamie also lets us visit his "office", where he's collected memorabilia and models, both built and unbuilt. What a treasure chest. But he clearly enjoys everything models, just like us regular modeling guys (and gals).

So take a peek at the video, it's a lot of fun.

 

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