In this Tested video, Adam Savage visits Animax Designs to learn how they make the outer skin for their ultra-realistic animatronic dinosaurs.
After a fascinating design discussion about all of the considerations that go into what materials and features are designed into the skin, Adam gets to pull a piece of a dino on a gigantic vacuum forming machine. The look on his face when he messes up the first pull is priceless.
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