So on stream last week I mentioned I was saving for a new capture card for my PC, and one of my viewers, was so amazing and went and bought me it.
I am utterly overwhelmed with this amazing generosity, I actually cried, it did come with a message asking me to keep on streaming, so I will keep that promise.
He has asked me to not publicly name him, which I won’t, but an EoE t-shirt has been sent to him!
He got me the incredible Elgato 4K60 Pro, which is a super cool piece of kit, and now has pride of place in my PC.
He sent it along with a pair of 5m braided HDMI cables to plug it in, and oh they are also very nice too.
I got it installed in my PC pretty much straight away after it arrived and took it for a spin, although it didn’t work with the HDMI Switch I had installed and I had to replace that with a HDMI Extractor that I used to use. But that wasn’t a bad thing as I had planned to do that anyway as I wanted to take the audio from the HDMI feeds anyway.
It now allows me to capture games at 60hz and passthrough to the monitor at 120hz which is a massive improvement for my gameplay and streaming!
I tested out the capture card with a stream today and you can watch it on YouTube now, but this is what the card is capable of doing!
I am so absolutely and utterly grateful to him for sending me this, and as of March I will be streaming video games again on Twitch.
But the addition of two 5m quite thick HDMI cables meant that I had to sort out all of the wires under the desk, which I did on Saturday with Megan’s help.
We got all the wires all organised and sorted out, although it still does look a bit like spaghetti junction. We have mounted an extension strip on the wall, along with the Phillips Hue Hub, a USB Hub and the Network Switch. And some Command Strips have been ordered to let me atttach a couple of power bricks to the wall as well and keep them out of the mess.
I did have to order a new 3.5mm extension lead to take the audio from the monitor to the speaker system, but because I removed so much superfluous stuff, I freed up some USB extension cables so that I could plug the Zigbee strips into a USB hub that’s plugged into a mains adaptor.
All the other wires have been routed together and tied together with cable ties, it still looks bad in many ways, and I think I need to get some shorter cables, and some trunking to hide them a bit more.
I do need to think about a better over all solution to that overall.
What I Am Modelling
I started the week by doing some airbrushing. I use the airbrush to get down base colours and with black spray paint out of stock everywhere I am now priming with the airbrush.
I got the Scourge done with their colourshift paints, and primed and got base colours into the T’au stuff.
The Scourge starter fleet was painted up on Tuesday morning, and I love the finish I got on these.
I then turned my attention to the XV109 Y’vahra and a pair of Technical Drones which got finished on Tuesday night.
I then started on the Escher Gang using Duncan’s Warhammer TV video, but also worked on the Inperial Knight Gallant on the side as I couldn’t watch the video whilst playing an RPG.
The Knight was finished in stream on Thursday night and looks fantastic.
I also put in the transfers for a Tactical Squad for the podcasts Sons of Horus army.
I the. Put all my efforts into the Escher Gang and got them finished this afternoon.
So what’s on the painting queue as we enter a new week?
- Zone Mortalis Terrain
- Morkgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
- T’au XV95 Ghostkeel x 2
- T’au AX39 Sunshark Bomber
- Custodian Guard x 6
- Reikenor the Grimhailer
- Adeptus Mechanicus Sicaran Ruststalkers x 5
- Blades of Khorne Skulltaker & Bloodmaster
- T’au XV104 Riptide x 3
- German Heer Infantry Squad x 10
What I Am Reading
Still reading The Sword of Surtur by CL Werner and I am aiming to finish it tonight.
I have also been listening to the audiobook of Nexus and Other Stories, although I am only listening to the main novella by Thomas Parrott.
What I Am Playing
I did upload that video of The Witcher 3, after a lengthy delay.
On Wednesday I played a little bit of Star Wars: Squadrons, which is such a fun game.
But I desperately need to play a bit more multiplayer to Git Good!
Also on Wednesday night, myself, Graham, Dave and Megan played finished our current Star Trek Adventures episode and that was a lot of fun, we even got ourselves a new ship!
On Friday I actually played some BioShock 2 and I only went and finished the game, you can watch the whole thing here as a YouTube playlist!
On Sunday I played Star Wars: Squadrons with Graham, Chris and Dave and the video for that is in the first section of this blog post.
This evening I also played a game of Roll for the Galaxy with Lindsay and Megan and of course Megan won, but I was only 9 points behind her, which I didn’t think was too bad considering it was my first play.
What I Am Backing
We are still backing CoraQuest, and really loving all the reporting about it, it looks like so much fun!
I also did get myself a lovely nice bunch of digital rewards from Steve Jackson Games for Car Wars 6th Edition.
And also from Steve Jackson Games, I got the survey for Pyramid Scheme, but that’s been filled out and returned already.
What I Am Cooking
This morning I made our breakfast, which was really simple, just some chicken sausages with cheese on muffins.
But it was bloody delicious!
- Mood:- Knackered
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 4
- In My Ears:- Love is Basic – The PDX Broadsides
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Roll for the Galaxy
- Video Game Last Played:– Star Wars: Squadrons
- Book Last Read:- The Sword of Surtur – CL Werner
- Movie/TV Show Last Viewed:- The Masked Singer
- Current State of Projects:-Morgok’s Krushas and Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven Primed