In this Bill Making Stuff video, Bill celebrates his 50th episode by answering questions from his patrons and fellow ‘tubers and showing how you can build your own 28mm minis for gaming using little more than armature wire, junk, and dollar store bits and bobs.
One of the best take-aways from the video is his tip for creating your own CA glue accelerator. As you probably know, you can get commercial accelerator. But it smells funny, it has nasty stuff in it, and it’s combustible. You’re even supposed to wear eye protection when using it, though nobody does.
You may also know about using baking soda as an accelerator. It works great, but it leaves a powder on everything that you have to clean off. Bill mixes his baking soda with water in a spray bottle and has found that it works, too. I will definitely be trying this.
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