Tag: BioShock

Just Cracking On

This week has been a week in which I have just really been cracking on with stuff.

I have had more self-isolation, some babysitting and a couple of days with a little bug.

But not really much else.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by painting four characters for my Stormcast Eternals. 3. Sylas Beastbane, Leena Stormspire, Astreia Solbright & Berek the Indomitable.

This was followed by a unit of Infantry for my Death Korps of Krieg.

And finally a Primaris Chaplain on a bike for my Blood Ravens.

After this I began work on two units of Vindictors to join the Stormcast Eternals.

I also purchased an STL for Captain Carter, it still needs loads of work to get the print right but I am getting there.

So what’s coming up next week then?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Stormcast Eternals Vindictors x 10
  3. Kurdoss Valentian & Lady Olynder
  4. Legio Custodes Pallas Grav-Attack x 2
  5. House Taranis Knight Castellan
  6. Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guardsmen x 21, Commissar & Ogryn
  7. Stormcast Eternals Praetors x 3
  8. Flesh-Eater Courts Crypt Ghouls x 20 & Crypt Ghast Courtier
  9. Legio Custodes Agamatus Jetbike Squad x 3
  10. Mechanicus Secutarii Hoplites & Terrax Pattern Termite

What I Am Reading

Not much still working on The Serpent and the Dead by Anna Stephens which is a good read.

What Video Games Am I Playing

I got a single session in of Bioshock Infinite and will get another one in today.

I also played some Forza Horizon 4 and played a bit of Sonic Generations with my Nephews.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

Not a sausage 🙁

What I Am Creating

The next episode of Edge of Empire is on the editing desk now.

What I Am Backing

I am currently backing the Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game project, just not sure what level I will settle in.

What I Am Cooking

Not much really, I managed beans on toast but that was a struggle.

Sometimes, It Doesn’t Hurt To Visit An Old Favourite

On Friday I completed BioShock, it meant I played an extra 3 1/2 hours, but I really wanted to get it finished because I was really enjoying it!

I was initially worried when going back to it, that I would actually end up having my good memories tainted if it didn’t stand up to modern games.

Well my fears were unfounded, it was just as good as the first time round, and the remastered version was amazing, it felt and looked exactly the same, but sharper and better looking.

So glad I picked it up in the summer, and oh my god that moment in Andrew Ryan’s office!

Next week I start on BioShock 2, looking forward to that as I only played it through once back in the day.

I will admit that I really missed achievements, it’s a big reason I love Xbox, that sense of, well achievement.

The BioShock collection is fantastic and I am so glad it’s in my collection, even better it has BioShock Infinite which I never got the chance to okay before!

If you want to watch me play it though in its entirety, you can follow this link to a playlist with all the video in it.

But I don’t recommend that, I am a terrible gamer!

Lighting Changes

Seeing as the studio is now my main home, the inability to just go up and down stairs when I want will do that, I am focusing on making it a comfortable and nice environment for me.

One thing I have been struggling with lately is eyestrain, I am not sure if it’s the fact I am a couple of months overdue for an eye test or that I am just getting older.

But it’s annoying and I have moved some LED strips around to attach one to the rear of the monitor and the upstairs TV.

I got the one fitted to the monitor on Monday, it’s got a Zigbee controller so interacts with the Hue system perfectly, which is nice.

Megan has also contributed and has bought a pair of Trådfri bulbs from IKEA for the studio to replace the simple white bulbs we currently use to illuminate the painting area.

Again these use the Zigbee protocol so will be controllable via the Hue Bridge and be able to be controlled by Screenbloom for some interesting effects in the office.

I am giving some serious thought to some more cosmetic lighting in the office, a strip under the rim of the desk for example, just stuff to make the place look cooler, and absolutely a cinema light box!

What I Am Modelling

Took a few days but I managed to paint Rippa’s Snarlfangs for Uneerworlds.

This means I am 50% if the way though the Unserworlds warbands now.

I then moved on to the T’au KV128 Stormsurge to complete my T’au Empire list for my resolution.

The airbrushing of the armour wasn’t perfect so I had to take the brush just to smooth a few bits out.

This completes 2000 points of T’au Empire painted in 2020!

I have now started on an Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet.

I found this one took a while to do, I dunno I guess it’s cause my mind has been a million miles away the past few days.

So what’s coming up next in my painting queue?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet
  3. Death Korps of Krieg Death Riders x 10
  4. Nurgle Blood Bowl Team x 13
  5. Ork Meganobz x 3
  6. Secret Heresy Project Unit
  7. The Wurmspat & Hogthorns Mantrappers
  8. Blood Ravens Intercessors with Assaukt Bolt Rifles x 10
  9. Escher Gang x 10
  10. Blood Ravens Stormhawk Interceptor

What I Am Reading

I started on The Harrowing of Doom by David Annandale.

Quite good so far and I will update you hopefully soon.

What I Am Playing

As mentioned above, on Friday I finished off BioShock, all those video are now uploaded to YouTube.

The last two parts were played using the Switch Pro Controller which is a great piece of kit and really did help make the experience that much better.

What I Am Backing

Just backing Wyrd Science magazine which is due to find this week.

What I Am Cooking

No cooking from me this week I am afraid, simply too much pain to even attempt it.

This Weeks Gaming Stream

So with me doing regular Twitch streams, I figure that it might be good to put together my gaming streams into a weekly blog post.

So here is his weeks

Tuesday – The Witcher III – Wild Hunt (XB1)

Thursday – BioShock (NSW)

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