I have decided to take the plunge and make a big update to the cooling for my PC.
The current cooling is fine, but the GameMax air cooler doesn’t give me room to fit anymore RAM because it overhangs the slot and I just want that but more control.
So I have invested in a Corsair H100i Elite Capellix AIO and a three pack of ML120 fans.
And reading that apparently I will need theee hubs to control these, I grabbed an internal USB hub, although I am not entirely sure how successful that will be if I am honest.
However, when it came to the install, it went very wrong!
When removing the CPU cooler, it pulled the CPU along with it, the fans have all been straightened and it’s seems fine, but well it’s a bit of a nightmare.
And of course the bloody AIO doesn’t fit in the case.
So me and Megan decided on a couple of things, we have bought a new case, a Corsair 4000X and decided to get my CPU checked out for damage, and in the meantime replace it with a 5600X.
It all arrives tomorrow, but it’s not the weekend I wanted to have.
What I Am Modeling
I started the week by putting on the desk, a German Heer Infantry Squad for Bolt Action.
These models I have had since they were released and I will be honest, they have been a little intimidating. I struggle with these guys being, well pretty much the ultimate bad guys.
I used Duncan’s late war painting guide as a basis and then deviated from there to make them more early war, and I am really happy with how they turned out, especially the bases.
I then jumped another thing up the list, this time it was the Necron Warriors and Scarabs, but these are extremely simple to paint.
I also worked on a Death Korps of Krieg Command Squad to try and get my scheme nailed down for them.
I think I am very happy with this, although I do worry that perhaps I let my work on the German Heer influence some of the elements of these, which is the opposite of what I wanted to do.
I may end up stripping and repainting these, I dunno.
Once these were done I then picked up Reikenor the Grimhailer and started to put paint on him, he is the first named character I have for my Nighthaunt and he is a very very detailed model.
I then went on a building splurge to get my next twenty planned project ready.
That took up most of Thursday and Friday, but my next twenty projects are built and awaiting being primed.
And then I moved onto a set of Sicaran Ruststalkers I got when the Skitarii were first released, so yeah they have been waiting to get painted for a while!
I then moved on to Skulltaker and a Bloodmaster for the Blades of Khorne.
What’s on the painting queue coming up then?
- Zone Mortalis Terrain
- T’au XV95 Ghostkeel x 2
- Blades of Khorne Skulltaker & Bloodmaster
- T’au XV104 Riptide x 3
- Sentinel Guard Squad x 5
- Blood Angels Primaris Apothecary & Sanguinary Priest
- T’au KV128 Stormsurge
- German 81mm Medium Mortar Team & 7.5cm LeiG 18 Light Artillery
- Necron Warriors x 10 & Scarabs x 3
- Sagittarum Guard x 5
What I Am Reading
I have now started on Fury of Magnus by Graham McNeil.
What I Am Playing
As promised last week here is the video of our Star Wars: Squadrons stream.
On Saturday for Megan’s birthday, we played some games, starting with Camel Up, or is that Camel Cup!!!
Weirdly, I won, which was a nice change.
We then played Say Anything, which Megan won by 3 points, and I can’t wait to okay this again with a group of people.
What I Am Backing
I got my hands on the stuff from Remembrancers of the Australis Ultima Sector and I am really happy with these, just need to find a frame for the picture.
What I Am Cooking
For breakfast on Sunday I made Cheesy Grits with Smoked Sausage, it looks horrid, but tastes really nice.
- Mood:- Frustrated
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 2
- In My Ears:- Rock You Like a Hurricane – The Scorpions
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Say Anything
- Video Game Last Played:- Star Wars: Squadrons
- Book Last Read:- Fury of Magnus – Graham McNeil
- Movie/TV Show Last Viewed:- Deep Space Nine
- Current State of Projects:- Skulltaker and Bloodmaster skin complete