When Adam doesn’t bust the myths he likes to relax by recreating cinematic props. Tested has a large series of Adam videos showing how he created many amazing movie props and costumes. Although Adam is obviously an incredibly skilled artist with a full workshop, he always makes it clear that he started with airboard and foil. Watching Adam at work is not only inspiring, but also picks up a lot of techniques that you can use in your own builds.
Hotel overlooking the labyrinth
Adam’s recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining’s Overlook Hotel maze model went viral last month. His painstaking, month-long project resulted in a nearly perfect copy of the original from the film. The labyrinth turned out so good that it was purchased by the Stanley Kubrick Travel Museum.
Unlike some of Adam’s projects, the Overlook Hotel maze only requires basic woodworking skills and a lot of patience. Adam encourages people to take what he has done and improve it. His detailed build notes show how he solved each problem and detail how he built the labyrinth. All the information to create your own version is in them.
Indiana Jones «Bullwhip»
While Adam is familiar with a lot of the stuff from his days as a movie model maker, leather wasn’t one of them — at least not until he decided to recreate Indiana Jones’ bullwhip. The whip is one of the most iconic props he has ever built. More importantly, it’s a perfect example of how you don’t have to know exactly what you’re doing right from the start.
Adam learned huge sums simply by researching and building the first whip. If there’s something you want to do but aren’t sure you have the skills for, if it doesn’t use mains power, just start doing it and learn as you go. Your first version probably sucks, but you can always put together a second, improved version.