Adam Savage Unveils His Awesome Custom Craftsmanship: STARFIELD’s ‘The Frontier’ Spaceship Model Reveal

Adam Savage and his talented team embarked on a remarkable partnership with Bethesda Game Studios to undertake the awe-inspiring task of constructing a meticulous model of the iconic “Frontier” spaceship from the popular video game sensation, Starfield. The final product of their labor is nothing short of breathtaking, a testament to the immense dedication and intricate craftsmanship invested in this ambitious project. In fact, it’s difficult to overstate just how impressive this model truly is—it’s a masterful showcase of top-notch model work.

Savage chose to unveil this incredible achievement through a captivating video shared on his renowned YouTube channel, Tested. As viewers click play, they are immediately transported into a world where creativity and craftsmanship converge in a spectacular fusion. The video serves as a visual ode to the countless hours, boundless passion, and unwavering commitment that fueled this endeavor. It’s a testament to the artistry of model-making and an invitation to marvel at the meticulous detail and sheer artistry woven into every inch of the model.

In describing the video, Savage added a tantalizing note that offered a sneak peek into the dedication of the team behind this extraordinary project. He remarked, “With the build and the motion-control short film wrapped, Norm, Joey, and Josh put together this sequence to showcase the work of our incredible build team in yet another way. Enjoy!” This teaser only heightened the anticipation for what lay ahead in the video, promising an unforgettable journey into the heart of their creative process.

But the video is just one facet of this extraordinary undertaking. In addition to the captivating showcase of the final model, there are also other revealing videos that provide a glimpse into the intricate steps of its construction. These behind-the-scenes glimpses offer viewers a rare opportunity to witness the craftsmanship and innovation that went into bringing the “Frontier” spaceship to life. From concept sketches to the meticulous assembly of intricate parts, these videos offer an immersive look at the creative journey that unfolded during the model’s creation.

Furthermore, the veil is lifted on the virtual film production side of this collaboration. A behind-the-scenes look into the making of a motion-control short film reveals the intricate interplay between physical model work and cutting-edge technology, underscoring the commitment to excellence that permeates every aspect of this partnership between Adam Savage and Bethesda Game Studios.

In essence, the collaboration between Adam Savage and Bethesda Game Studios has birthed a masterpiece—an exquisitely detailed model that stands as a testament to the passion, precision, and artistry that define their respective crafts. It’s a fusion of the digital and the tangible, the result of a relentless pursuit of excellence that has left an indelible mark on the world of model-making and immersive storytelling. The Frontier spaceship is not just a vessel in a video game; it’s a testament to human ingenuity and the boundless potential of creative collaboration.

Adam and the Tested build team “put the finishing touches of weathering, decals, and vinyl application onto the Frontier ship and dress the interior of the cockpit diorama. We’re so proud of this build and had so much fun in every step of the process. Time to pack the model up and take it to be filmed in a motion control sequence!”

With the Starfield Frontier Spaceship model finally complete, “Adam and the build team head down to Orbital Studios in Los Angeles to film our model using the latest in virtual production and motion control technology. Fellow ILM model shop veteran Fon Davis joins us to lend his expertise in filming miniatures and we commence the shooting of our practical effects sequence!”


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