Adam Savage has been running a de facto master class in working with polystyrene plastic. In his first video
, he transformed a Moebius sketch into a futuristic flying vehicle. In the second
, he improvised a scratch-built spaceship. In the latest video
, he uses polystyrene (and wood) to fashion a Sony Walkman prop for a Guardians of the Galaxy
Star-Lord costume. Each video focuses on an aspect of styrene modeling. The first covers the basics, the second looks at adding life-like details through kit-bashing (taking parts from existing kits) and the latest shows how to re-create a real-world prop. In this latter case, Adam needed a Sony Walkman and didn’t feel like paying collector’s prices. So he made his own with little more than styrene and paint. OK, and a lot of equipment you may not have (those decals he made on a Cricket Cutter). But everything he does, you could accomplish with more basic tools.