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A Cooling Nightmare

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?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. T’au XV95 Ghostkeel x 2
  3. Blades of Khorne Skulltaker & Bloodmaster
  4. T’au XV104 Riptide x 3
  5. Sentinel Guard Squad x 5
  6. Blood Angels Primaris Apothecary & Sanguinary Priest
  7. T’au KV128 Stormsurge
  8. German 81mm Medium Mortar Team & 7.5cm LeiG 18 Light Artillery
  9. Necron Warriors x 10 & Scarabs x 3
  10. Sagittarum Guard x 5

What I Am Reading

I finished reading Rogue Untouched by Alisa Kwitney, which was really good and you can see my review here.

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.

Ugh Toothache

This week has been dominated by toothache, and I don’t get to see the dentist until Wednesday.

It’s keeping me awake and might and making eating very very difficult.

It’s been ages getting an appointment because they have pretty much been closed all of lockdown and now I need a lot more work than might have been otherwise needed.

But it’s the least of my lockdown consequences I guess considering the state of my lungs!

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by putting Morgok’s Krushas and Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven in the painting table first.

My toothache is really really bad, so I was very distracted and really didn’t do much initially, but I did concentrate on Morgok’s Krushas first.

I then turned my concentration towards Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven, and I got these finished in Saturday evening.

The next thing I started to work on was the T’au AX39 Sunshark Bomber, it got moved ahead because my airbrush needs a good clean in order to get the main colour on the Ghostkeels.

I managed to get that finished late on Saturday night.

On the side I was also working on some Sigmarite Ruins from Mortal Realms to add to my scenery collection, I got one set from subscription and one from Forbidden Planet.

I really like these as I think they will add more flavour to my Warcry and Age of Sigmar games at home.

I then started work on a squad of Custodians for Heresy and 40K, and surprisingly got them finished very quickly.

I have actually now promoted to the painting table number 7 on my list a German Heer Infantry Squad for Bolt Action.

So what’s on the painting queue right now?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. T’au AX39 Sunshark Bomber
  3. Reikenor the Grimhailer
  4. Sicaran Ruststalkers x 5
  5. Blades of Khorne Skulltaker and Bloodmaster
  6. T’au XV104 Riptide x 3
  7. German Heer Infabtry Squad x 10
  8. Sentinel Guard Squad x 5
  9. Blood Angels Primaris Apothecary & Sanguinary Priest
  10. Necron Warriors x 10 & Scarabs x 3

What I Am Reading

I finished The Sword of Surtur, and you can read the review here.

I also devoured The Shield of Daqan, and that was an amazing book, and you can read my review here.

I am now reading Rogue Untouched and so far it’s really good.

I finished listening to Nexus and that was a decent read, although I am getting the feeling that the hopeless last stand might be an ongoing thread for 40K intro novels in 9th edition.

I also listened to Plague of the Nurglings which was a very fun book, and the first bit of Chaos in the Warhammer Adventures series.

Really loving these books and I hope they do more after the next one.

What I am Playing

On Saturday we played a game of the Thunderbirds Co-Operative Board Game which was a lot of fun, and for once, we actually managed to beat The Hood.

I love this game so much and hope everyone gives it a try some day.

On Sunday I played more Star Wars: Squadron with Graham, Chris and Dave, and I streamed it as well, which you will be able to see tomorrow on YouTube.

What I Am Backing

CoraQuest has now funded and we have that to look forward to.

Pyramid Scheme also delivered its rewards via Backerkit so I shall be devouring those soon.

What I Am Cooking

Not as much as I would like, but I did make these lovely posh dogs for lunch on Thursday.

A Most Generous Gift

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!

Lord Barrington Update

The wonderful Lord Barrington has been with us about two months now and he is slowly but surely coming around to us, the girls more than than me.

Not long after he arrived we noticed the eye on which he had his operation, was weeping, well it turned out he had an ulcer in his eye, and it was a nasty one.

So for four weeks, he has had to have eye drops four times a day, which he absolutely hated with a passion. Eventually he allowed just one of us to administer them, but very grumpily.

He has now been off them since Friday as his eye is fully healed, with just a small amount of scarring.

He is now starting to warm up to us again, but the eyedrops have set the relationship back a bit. He hides a lot when we enter the room, and often sleeps under the bed, but there are lots of instances where he is showing signs of trusting us.

The other night he briefly slept on the bed whilst Megan was in the bed, and he loves to play, if his favourite toy is anywhere near him, he goes mental for it.

He is however scared witless of Bonnie, she terrifies him a lot, he is very intimidated around her, if she is at the top of the stairs, he won’t come down for foods.

It’s hard work, but I am sure in time we will have a brilliant relationship.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by finishing of my Plague Drones of Nurgle. These will serve in my Maggotkin of Nurgle for Age of Sigmar, Chais Daemons for 40k and Darmons of the Ruinstorm in Heresy.

I then started work on some Stormcast Eternals, the Vanguard-Palladors, Knight-Azyros and just because I was working on that style, Ironsouls Condemnors.

I got the Knight-Azyros finished first.

I then finished Ironsouls Condemnors from Champions of the Dreadfane.

Deciding to basically eliminate one entry from the painting queue, I hit up Lady Harrows Mournflight, also from Champions of the Dreadfane.

This left me working on the Vanguard-Palladors for the Stormcast Eternals, which were painted quite slowly, but they are very enjoyable.

But this completes my Stormcast Eternals for now, and I will only be adding to them from Mortal Realms right now, although I do want a Lord Ordinator.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming up for me?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. T’au Y’vahra & Technical Drones x 2
  4. Morgok’s Krushas and Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  5. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  6. Imperial Knight Gallant
  7. T’au Sunshark Bomber
  8. Custodian Guard x 6
  9. Reikenor the Grimhailer
  10. Sicaran Rustsalkers x 5

What I Am Reading

I finished The Night Parade of 1000 Demons by Marine Brennan and posted a review here.

I also earlier this week posted a review of Head of Mimir.

I have now started on The Sword of Surtur by CL Werner, and I am gonna give a good shot at getting it finished tonight.

I have also started on the audio book of Nexus by Thomas Parrott.

What I Am Playing

I played a couple of hours of The Witcher III earlier in the week which will uploaded in the morning.

On Wednesday I played a bit of Star Trek Adventures with Graham, Chris and Dave which was a lot of fun as we prepared the ship for a forthcoming battle.

On Saturday we played a quick game of Pandemic: Hot Zone North America, which we lost in brutal fashion as outbreaks in San Francisco and Seattle caused us to run out of red cubes!

And on Sunday myself, Graham, Chris and Dave played a few games on Star Wars: Squadrons.

What I Am Backing

We have backed CoraQuest on Kickstarter, this looks like a lot of fun, and the video just makes you fall in love with the idea of it!

What I Am Cooking

I cooked Dirty Rice on Saturday, it’s a bit of a staple of mine and it’s bloody delicious and filled with veg.

Resolutions Update – January

Well this month has been pretty good but I haven’t made that much progress in my resolutions so far, but let’s take a quickest of quick looks!

I have so far this year painted 111 models.

Paint 2000 points of Necrons for Warhammer 40,000 – 8.75% Complete

I painted a single unit of warriors and their Scarab Swarms this month.

The next unit of Warriors is built and primed and on the list to paint

Paint 1000 points of Early War Germans for Bolt Action – 0% Complete

It says 0% but I did get the first Heer Infantry unit for this built and primed, and should get them painted in February.

Paint The Scourge for Dropfleet Commander – 0%

I have started by stripping the paint from my original starter fleet, and this will be repainted this month in a colour shift scheme.

Other Resolutions

These haven’t really had any progress made for them, but I have arranged to get a few more Flesh Eater Courts models to help bring us towards the goal of 2000 points!

  • Paint 2000 Points of Flesh Eater Courts for Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Paint Blackstone Fortress and it’s Expansions
  • Bring my Mechanicum to 3000 points for Horus Heresy, including the Warhound Titan

So what’s coming up on the painting queue as I head into February?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Palkadors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  4. T’au Y’vahra & Technical Drones x 2
  5. Morgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  6. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  7. Imperial Knight Gallant
  8. Plague Drones of Nurgle x 6
  9. T’au Sunshark Bomber
  10. Ironsoul’s Condemnors & Lady Harrows Mournflight

My First Battle Report

For a while now I have been mulling over the idea of showing some battle reports based on the White Dwarf way of doing things.

And well we finally took the plunge and did it, me and Megan played a very bad Combat Patrol Game of 40K with her Orks taking in my Blood Ravens.

We have had some great feedback about it and we would love to hear what you guys think.

What I Am Modelling

The first thing I did was finish the basing on a set of 36 Boyz and 10 Nobz for my Orks.

The move from 25mm bases to 32mm bases is so much nicer, they just look so much better on the bigger bases.

The rest of the week was mostly building, getting my next twenty project ready to paint.

I did randomly pick up a unit of Necron Warriors and start painting them, which was quite enjoyable.

I then painted up the Fallen Sigmar Statue I got with Mortal Realms, which is painted in the style as the one I did for Warcry.

And for another easy win, I painted the Endless Spell and Liekoron the Executioner for the Nighthaunt.

I am now currently working on the Plague Drone of Nurgle, and I am trying to make the wings iridescent, and I think this has worked out ok.

Should hopefully finish them tomorrow.

So what on my painting queue going into next week?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Palkadors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  4. T’au Y’vahra & Technical Drones x 2
  5. Morgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  6. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  7. Imperial Knight Gallant
  8. Plague Drones of Nurgle x 6
  9. T’au Sunshark Bomber
  10. Ironsoul’s Condemnors & Lady Harrows Mournflight

What I Am Reading

I have started on The Night Parade of 1000 Demons by Marine Brennan and I aim to get that finished in the next couple of days.

What I Am Playing

This week, not a sausage 🙁

What I Am Backing

Pyramid Scheme funded which was nice.

I also got my reward for Wyrd Science delivered, and the Dealers Choice ePub from Lords of Vegas arrived in my inbox as well.

What I Am Cooking

I made the wings for our regular wing night, this week they were Indian Spiced Wings.

Making Stream Improvements

So now I am a Twitch Affiliate I feel like I really need to make the site a lot more professional, and so I have done some self teaching of After Effects to make myself a Going Live Gif and a Stinger Transition.

Hopefully these will add to the look of the streams and make them seem a touch less amateurish.

I still have a lot more to do, but the hope is that I can keep in adding away and making it look the best it can be.

The next things I am doing is changing my Be Right Back screen to include a slideshow of recently painted projects.

Barrington Update

Barrington is doing much better, his eye has really cleared up.

He hates the drops and does his best to avoid them, but he is still coming on leaps and bounds.

Everyday he gets braver and braver and he is starting to treat the house as his home now.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week y cracking in with the Sector Mechanicum Columns for my Zone Mortalis Board.

I also did the stairs and the lift at the same time.

I then painted some of the 3D printed stuff that Nikki did fort me, three chemical vats and a couple of air vents.

I was then working on a Destroyer Squad for the podcasts Sons of Horus army, these were nice to work on because I really love the Sons of Horus Green colour scheme.

I am now currently rebasing 36 Ork Boyz and 10 Nobz, but they are most of the way done now.

So what’s on my planting queue right now?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard Palladors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  4. T’au Y’vahra and Technical Drones x 2
  5. Morgoks’s Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  6. Nighthaunt Endless Spells & Liekoron the Executioner
  7. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  8. Imperial Knight Gallant
  9. Plague Drones of Nurgle x 6
  10. T’au Sunshark Bomber

What I Am Reading

I finished reading The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Bryers, and a review will be coming your way soon!

What I Am Playing

Video game wise I played four hours of The Witcher, which was a lot of fun.

I did also play two hours of BioShock 2 but I have yet to upload that video to YouTube.

Tabletop wise on Saturday we played a game of Ticket to Ride New York, which I surprisingly won!

And today we played a game of Ticket to Ride Amsterdam which I also won, I loved that game, but Megan wasn’t so keen.

And tomorrow so long as Barrington doesn’t need an eye operation, me and Megan will be playing a game of 9th Edition Warhammer 40,000.

I got the table all set out for it tonight.

What I Am Backing

I used to love GURPS as a kid and I really want to try playing it again, so I am backing Steve Jackson Games GURPS Pyramid Scheme which aims to bring to market a fourth volume of the venerable Pyramid magazine.

What I Am Cooking

Nowt I am afraid 🙁

A Quiet Week

Well this week has mostly been quiet, the only bit of real stuff that happened is that Lord Barrington had to go to the vets, he has an ulcer in his eyes, and I became an affiliate on Twitch.

We watched WandaVision on Friday and it was amazing, if a bit sinister. We were so happy it was good, we needed something to fill our Friday night TV slot given that there is no more Star Trek for the first time since October.

But it’s really been a quiet week overall, I have been doing some work on my streaming setup, and hopefully will be able to show off the final product on tomorrow nights stream.

So I am just sat here watching DS9 with the girls and Bonnie sitting between my legs.

What I Am Modelling

I started out by finishing up the Primaris Outriders for the Blood Ravens, these were an interesting until to paint. A lot more dynamic than the standard Space Marine bikes but a touch more difficult to build and paint.

I then moved on to the last remaining piece of the Blood Ravens I had out standing, the Assault Intercessors, I had the 10 from Indomitus and a single one from Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000.

I then got the columns for my Zone Mortalis painted, there were a lot of these to do but they have been sitting under my desk for nearly two months!

They are currently at the washing stage.

So what does my painting queue looking like heading into next week.

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Palladors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  4. Sons of Horus Destroyers x 10
  5. T’au Y’vahra & Trchnical Drones x 2
  6. Morgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  7. Nighthaunt Endless Spells x 3 & Liekoron the Executioner
  8. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  9. Imperial Knight Gallant
  10. Plague Drones of Nurgle x 6

What I Am Reading

I read The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Bryers, not made much progress this week but I am half way though.

What I Am Playing

Played a little bit of Star Wars Squadrons which is very entertaining on the Xbox Series S.

On Tuesday I returned to video game streaming by playing four hours of The Witcher III.

And whilst trying a few things out on my stream I played a couple of games of Star Wars Squadrons. Just technical tests to try out a few things.

And finally on Friday I played two hours of BioShock 2.

What I Am Backing

Not backing anything, but I did get and return the survey for Wyrd Science Magazine.

What I Am Cooking

On Saturday night, me and Megan made tea. We made Honey Buffalo Wings, me and Megan made the wings together and Megan made the sides.

She made baked potatoes, which were then stuffed with broccoli and a cheese sauce made only from cannelloni beans and cheese, and some honey and garlic glazed carrots.

And this morning, I made breakfast, an American classic of southern fried chicken and waffles. Although the waffles were store bought, I didn’t want to put pressure on Megan to make any fresh.

Affiliate Status Achieved

As the title says, I just gained affiliate status on Twitch!

It’s taken some work to get there, but I have found my niche, and it’s streaming painting, so for the time being, video games are moving to YouTube, but not being streamed live.

It’s taken a few painting streams but they have been hitting their stride and were able to bring my average up nicely, the video game streams were pulling it down.

So until March, I am no longer streaming video games on Twitch and will focus solely on hobby.

So this means the schedule is likely to change going forward, because I think squeezing in another painting session would be good, but I am gonna chat to Megan and Lindsay about that this weekend.

In the meantime my schedule going forward at least until the end of January is Monday and Thursday nights 2000 – 0000.

And I am probably gonna initiate a raid from 2330 or so.

The Odd Change Here Or There

So I ended up moving my streaming software from Streamlabs OBS to OBS Studio, simply because many of the features I was looking for only worked in OBS Studio.

For example I have now got a thing set up do that when I get a subscriber, my window goes crazy with rainbow colours and anime speed lines!

And because I managed to trigger someone Echo in the middle of a stream, I have built some webhooks in IFTTT to control a few things in the studio, so for example, I can now hit a button to boil the kettle ready for my break.

I am also thinking of doing something with a spare webcam I have, it’s been suggested I place it elsewhere in the studio to provide a sort of behind the scenes view of the stream, so I might try that tomorrow.

Anyway I need to get some sleep, but I have had my first subscription and I am happy as Larry with that!

2021, Come At Me

Going forward I have decided to move my blog post from roughly Monday to Sunday.

Hence the missed week, but let’s take a look at what on earth has been happening!

What A Year It’s Been, Oh It’s Only January 10th!!!

So what a start to the year, we actually saw an attempt to overthrow the government of the United States, which was frankly mental.

And Twitter and other social media platforms have banned Donald Trump, so let’s take a look at that.

I think the decision to ban him at this time was right, he went way too far. Until now I think there was a good public interest reason to allow him to tweet, he is the president of the United States after all.

And people have had a right to listen to what he says, because on a political level we have needed to know what he was saying/thinking, even if it was utterly ridiculous.

But Twitter and other platforms have had a good business reason to not ban him until now, whilst he has been in charge, he has had the power to change the law to make things more difficult for them. So yeah, on a purely business reason, they had to be careful to not get into issues with the government.

But let’s be clear, he went over the edge, his rhetoric resulted in the death of four of his followers, and the brutal murder of a policeman.

So now the time has come to silence him, he can still talk his nonsense, but no company has an obligation to let them use his platform to spout hate. Instead he can bugger off to Parler, and the echo chamber there.

But I do think that the social media networks should have acted earlier by starting to attach fact checks and warnings to his ramblings long ago.

The situation we found ourselves in this past week was largely down to his being allowed to spout his nonsense without being challenged adequately.

We can only hope that never again is a demagogue like him allowed to rise to power.

What I Am Modelling

I finished Hrothgorn’s Mantrappers, loved these models and really happy that they are painted at last.

I then painted the Blood Raven Intercessors Squad with Assault Bolt Rifles and got them finished on New Years Eve whilst watching Matilda.

I then decided to get the desk clear and start work on the Escher Gang, but I really wasn’t feeling them.

So instead I started work on the Skaven Blood Bowl Team, setting up a big production line for them.

I got these finished and I have to say, I am rather proud of them!

I then decided to actually clear the remaining Blood Ravens, and thus I picked up the Bladeguard Veterans, Bladeguard Ancient, Liutenenat and Captain, all from Indomitus, and get those painted.

And overnight on Friday I painted up the Chaplain and Judicator from Indomitus along with Chaplain Tarentus and Lexicanum Barus.

And on Saturday daytime I painted up the Eradicators from Indomitus.

So what in my painting queue then for this week.

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Escher Gang x 10
  3. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Paladors x 6 and Knight-Azyros
  4. Sons of Horus Destroyers x 10
  5. T’au Y’vahra & Technical Drones x 2
  6. Morgok’s Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven
  7. Nighthaunt Endless Spells
  8. T’au Ghostkeel x 2
  9. Imperial Knight Gallant
  10. Nurgle Plague Drones

What I Am Reafing

I finished The Rose in Anger by Danie Ware which was very very good, I hope Danie does a full novel for these girls!

I listened to Flight of the Kharadron by Tom Huddleston which was a lot of fun, can’t wait to hear what happens to the gang next.

I have now finally started on The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Byers.

What I Am Playing

Has a brief game of Star Wars: Squadrons, but that was about it for video games.

On Sunday we did have a fun game of Tsuro: Phoenix Rising but which Lindsay won!

What I Am Backing

Nowt right now!

What I Am Cooking

On Saturday me and Megan made a meal of Cajun chicken wings, I cooked the wings and Megan made the sides of herby pasta and roasted garlic and parmesan broccoli and cauliflower.

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