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Jason Babler

I'm the Creative Director MAKE magazine, and I love to sculpt!

Latest from Jason Babler

a cowboy style hat made entirely of wood

I met Carl Stoner at Maker Faire New York, where he was a volunteer. Actually, I met his wooden hat first, as I was enamored with the idea of a wooden hat that actually looked comfortable to wear. Read more »


In this installment of Make: Believe we use the techniques that we learned in the last video and a few new ones to create a completed special effects technique. We are again joined by our Engineering intern Paloma Fautley as she teaches us new skills. Use these techniques to create... Read more »


In this installment of Make: Believe, we learn how to make a few simple scars using special effects makeup. This is a great first project to get into costume makeup. Join us as our intern Paloma Fautley exhibits these techniques on our Creative Director, Jason Babler. Materials: Liquid Latex Scar... Read more »


I'm already a big fan of Jonathan Kuriscak's skills at customizing action figures, but his scratch-built Nautilus is phenomenal. Straight from Johnathan: The Nautilus, Captain Nemo's Submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was scratch built from various materials. At 38 inches long, glass port windows, and with over 5,000... Read more »


Tai Hake works upstairs from MAKE, and I'm always happy when he comes down and shows me his latest Warhammer 40K creations. I thought I'd share his latest one, which is the most detailed one I've seen him create. What's unique about his tanks is that they're made of scavenged... Read more »

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I took the Make: Believe crew back to see our favorite action-figure sculptor, Scott Hensey, and this time we got to talk to him about the toy sculpting wax he uses. Read more »

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Not that I do a lot of fabrication, but I didn't even consider powder coating for a project, naively thinking that it wasn't possible without a semi-pro shop. Thanks to John Saunders' video, I know now what my next toy tool purchase is going to be. Read more »