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?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Morkgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  3. T’au XV95 Ghostkeel x 2
  4. T’au AX39 Sunshark Bomber
  5. Custodian Guard x 6
  6. Reikenor the Grimhailer
  7. Adeptus Mechanicus Sicaran Ruststalkers x 5
  8. Blades of Khorne Skulltaker & Bloodmaster
  9. T’au XV104 Riptide x 3
  10. 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!