Ex-Mythbuster Adam Savage Builds Miniature Shipping Container
If like us, you enjoy seeing miniature models of large everyday objects being built, this will be right up your alley.
Usually, it's the likes of buildings, vehicles, planes that get the miniature treatment, but here's one that's interesting precisely because it is so unusual.
Former Mythbusters presenter Adam Savage has shown the world how to make a miniature shipping container on his YouTube channel Adam Savage's Tested.
1/10 scale shipping container
In his video shared on his YouTube channel, Adam Savage shows how, in less than one day, he put together a storage box that looks like a shipping container.
As the video description explains, "Adam's been wanting to build this kit for years: a decal set that allows him to make a 1/10 scale shipping container like the 40-foot ones that move freight around the world on massive container ships."
"Adam's scaled-down version will be four feet long, and make for an awesome bench and storage box in the workshop. And of course, it sits on casters!"
The first step sees Savage — known for his role as a presenter on TV show Mythbusters as well as for his model work for major films including Star Wars — construct the container using ACX plywood.
All of the measurements are made to allow ultra-realistic vinyl wrap stickers with photos of shipping containers to be stuck onto the container.
As the video description on Savage's YouTube channel explains, the stickers sold out in 2014 and were discontinued. However, you can buy the file to print your own from this link.
An ultra-realistic miniature shipping container
Overall, the end product is a pretty realistic-looking miniature shipping container that would make a cool toolbox or workbench.
For more Adam Savage construction projects check out an interview with the team that helped him build an Iron Man suit as well as a video of him being pulled along on a rickshaw by a Boston Dynamics robot. Watch the video of Savage putting together his miniature shipping container below.