It’s gone ok, few teething issues, like I got to make sure the video capture card is working before I start.

And I have sat down and started on refining the sound quality as it’s not been the best, think I need to put headphones on for the in game sounds so it’s not picked up on by the microphone.

So that’s been put into motion and I have ordered a headset for gaming and a new Xbox Controller to allow me to use it.

The Switch is simple as all I have to do it plug in my headset.

Gonna get Megan’s help to take some publicity photos and I am really gonna start on the promo work this next week.

Right now I just wanna get it working first.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week off by painting Grashrak’s Despoilers for Beastgrave which were a lot of fun to paint.

Beasts of Chaos are amazing, and I would love to paint a full army of them, but I really don’t have the space for another army.

I then wanted to paint Skaeth’s Wild Hunt but annoyingly the second layer I wanted to do, well the paint had completely dried up!

So a new pot of Flayed One Flesh had to be bought, which was acquired by Megan on Thursday.

I painted up the MV71 Sniper Drones and Firesight Marksman for my T’au Empire, these got done fairly quickly and were in fact a joy to paint.

Whilst waiting for the Flayed One Flesh, I painted some Ork Nobz, I promised this to another streamer, Cerantis, who is sorting out some Ork models to be donated to a young lad battling Leukaemia.

I also worked on a Warboss and Mekboy Workshop for him, and the Warboss was finished on Saturday.

With the Flayed One Flesh in hand I was able to make more progress on Skaeth’s Wild Hunt, they took a little while to do and were quite a different type of unit than I have done before.

And my first time using clear paints too, which are very interesting to work with.

I then picked up a T’au Empire Strike team and started painting them, getting the drones finished on Sunday night.

So what’s coming up next then?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. T’au Strike Team x 10
  3. Death Korps of Krieg Engineers x 10 & Hades Breaching Drill
  4. Secret Heresy Project Unit
  5. Nighthaunt Dreadscythe Harridans x 20
  6. Space Wolves Swiftclaws x 3
  7. Palanite Subjugators x 6, Enforcers x 5 & Ambots x 2
  8. Stormcast Eternals Lord-Aquilor, Lord-Exorcist & Gryph-Hounds x 6
  9. Blood Ravens Intercessors with Stalker Bolt Rifles x 10
  10. Death Korps Krieg Grenediers x 12

What I Am Reading

Not as much as I would have liked to, and I got none of my book read at all 🙁

I did finally get around to listening to the audio book of Lion El’Jonson: Lord of the First, which was fairly interesting.

What I Am Playing

We had a game of Star Trek Adventures again on Wednesday and this time Lindsay and Megan were able to join in.

Our ship was escorting a Vorta prisoner to an exchange with the Dominon when it was seemingly sabotaged.

Unfortunately power and connection issues for our GM Chris meant that we had a bit more downtime than I think we all would have liked.

Video game wise, I started the week by starting The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on the Xbox One, which I am streaming and you can see that below.

And on Friday I started a play through of BioShock: The Collection, again I will pop the videos below.

What I Am Backing

Not backing anything now, but I did complete the survey for The Rival Networks.

What I Am Cooking

On Monday I cooked us all an omelette for our “together breakfast”. Normally this is Sunday morning but this week it was Monday as Lindsay and Megan were helping Jane sort some stuff out for the Newcastle Mutual Aid group to pull together some food to help sort out food parcels for kids over half term.

It was just a big cheese one, not fancy but it was nice.

What I Am Spending

I caved, and I decided to swap out my iPhone 11 for an iPhone 12!

I know people will accuse me of being a sheep and all that, but I just like the way iPhones and iOS works.

Plus at this point I am pretty solidly bought into the whole iOS ecosystem, having an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods!

Anyway I got the 128gb model in green.

I did place a small order with Element Games, I bought some Open Engine War Cards for Adeptus Titanicus, a pot of Grey Seer, an Army Painter Character Brush and a pot of Turbo Dorks Shell-Shocked.

And myself and Megan made an order for some Razorwire Energy drink powder.

We had a 20% off voucher and ordered a bundle of two 60 serving tubs, with apple and cherry flavours and a shaker, a 30 serving tub of raspberry and a sample of tropical.

This should get delivered on Tuesday as it took us over the limit for free delivery with DPD.

I also made a leap and ordered a new headset for gaming, my budget was very limited so I got a Razer Kraken X, this got delivered on Monday and hopefully this will help me deal with the sound issues that are irritating me on the streams.

And so that I can actually use the headset with the Xbox I ordered a refurbished Xbox One Controller from eBay which hopefully should arrive in the next week.

My mouse is also dying so a cheap replacement to get me by until I can afford a decent one was ordered. I got it for £13, should have been £18 but Amazon had a £5 off voucher deal for it.

It’s nice cause of the RGB effects, but it’s very much a get me by until I get a proper decent one.

I also ordered a HDMI Extractor, because it turns out the Switch doesn’t allow me to output sound to both the HDMI and the headset at the same time, so that was ordered and should replace my current HDMI splitter as well.