Making BeadBots for Tabletop Gaming or Just for Fun
BeadBots are my new favorite niche category of game/dungeon crafting videos. Just as the name implies, this is the creation of scratch-built robot miniatures for sci-fi tabletop gaming, or just for fun, using crafting beads and misc junk.
The king of the form has got to be Bill of Bill Making Stuff. In this episode, he builds a 4-armed gunslinging robot for the 28mm sci-fi skirmish miniatures game, Stargrave. During the episode, he also shows off some of the impressive BeadBots made by his Patreon subscribers.
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