Adam Savage builds a 1:10 scale shipping container

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/30/adam-savage-builds-a-110-scale-shipping-container.html

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When I saw the thumbnail for this video, and it said one day build I was super impressed that somehow Adam Savage made a really detailed cargo container scale model in such a short time. But in fact he just made a box and glued some pictures of a cargo container on it. Still looks good from a distance. But it’s not especially durable. It’s a decent project, just not what I was hoping for.

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Now I want to see a video where he converts his miniature shipping container into an overpriced, uncomfortable doll house.

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Will he build a 1:10 scale house of it that will be too expensive and substandard?

Damn it. Beat me to it!

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Is it filled with cheap plastic junk from China?

Or old electronics on their way to China to be melted down/scrapped?

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Nice to get the shout-out though.

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He does come from the motion picture props business, where “looks good from a distance” is often the brief.

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Adam Savage builds a 1:10 scale shipping container

Because, of COURSE he did!

(This man is a national treasure)

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Finally, a truly tiny house feedstock that we can all get into!

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So the title of tfa should be “Adam Savage Builds A Wood Box And Applies Contact Paper To It In One Day”?

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It’s not filled with plastic junk–it’s wrapped in plastic junk.

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If somebody is willing to make a miniature shipping container from metal, complete with corrugated sheet metal walls, swinging doors, and rod locking mechanisms, I will gladly throw lots of money at them.

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At least he built the box. The original listing for the vinyl wrap was suggesting one should just purchase a 15" x 15" x 48" Cardboard Shipping box from FedEx.

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Yeah, I saw the thumbnail and thought, “Wow - that’s a crazy amount of detail on that model…” But of course it’s highly detailed, it turns out it’s a photograph, ha.

Probably ultimately more durable than getting that kind of detail from sculpting and painting, though.

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I thought this guy was canceled?

As a bench it’s maybe okay if a bit uncomfortable for more than a short period, plus unstable because it’s on cheap-o casters. As storage of anything other than 48"-long rolled-up drawings, it’s next to useless unless you have a chimpanzee in your workshop who can reach all the way to the closed end.

But kinda cool, still.

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Adam Savage does his own show on YouTube. His his recent show on ILM using a motion control model instead of CGIfor the mandalorian is fabulous. He is a very good interviewer. He’s charming, and his enthusiasm is contagious.

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Yeah, I was thinking that a hinged top would be more useful, if less prototypical.

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I would guess what @OrangeTide is referring to are the recent allegations against him. (Which I won’t repeat here.)

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I think he saw it on another blog, I was trying to figure out the boing reference. But he received it six years ago. Assumed it would be a prop on a Mythbusters episode.

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