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Fun in #TheYard

Thursdays “Evening with” went well with the new StreamYard broadcasting software. I shall be continuing to learn how to use it and make the shows more fun and interesting to watch.

If you also stream, you may like to look into StreamYard, if you decide to use the paid version this code will give you a discount, and will kick some back to me too….

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Back to the bench

I’ve been suffering a bit this week (ahhhhhh).

I’ve had a sore back, and it made getting any time at the bench somewhat uncomfortable. (Aaaaahhhhhhh)

But, it has improved a little bit, so I’ve started getting the decals down on the Sazabi! (Yay!)

I still need to go over with the micro sol. (I think. That’s the red one, right? I always get the names of those mixed up…..)

I should be getting some more done over the next few days, then I can work on some panel lining and tweaks before calling it a day.

The shield

I do like decals. They give a model a sort of grounding. The small details that would be impossible to paint. (For me at least!)

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Well, that didn’t work.

You may have noticed my Warhamster stream last night failed.

It seems my internet wasn’t behaving very well and the upstream wasn’t as good as it should have been.

I think it’s ok now, and will be trying it out on the emodels stream tonight!

Assuming it’s all ok, and still ok on Thursday, my plan for the “An Evening with Everyone” will continue (with slight adjustments!)

The software I was going to use gave me trouble so I have migrated to a different one. It seems nice!

I will be using “StreamYard” as my base for Thursdays. It makes no difference to you as a viewer except hopefully a better, more professional appearance.

If you would like to join me, it’s as simple as it used to be. Just follow a link. It does work a little differently once you are in, but it’s very easy.

StreamYard have put together this guide to bein a guest, please take a look and make sure you’re happy before joining in!

The “Guest guide”

As ever, the link to join will be on my Facebook page just after I go live on Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday again

Another week has passed, so tonight I’ll be back working on the Warhamster!

I’m still continuing the Ork Meganobs. One and a half down, 2 to go.

The basic paint is done on all of them, I have some detail work to do as well as the weathering and chipping to go on the last 2 of them.

Come watch tonight as I hopefully get one more of them completed!

As ever, you can find the stream live tonight on This Link. Although if you want to watch later it becomes a patron exclusive archive.

Also tonight: Find our what happened when I made my way to the Warhammer online store!

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Background checks

As I’m settling into doing the regular live-streams, I feel I need to do something about my background.

The bench view is fine, but for the emodels and the Evening with streams I think I could do with a better background.

Now, I can setup the green screen and probably get that to work but I am thinking about a better “back wall” I can put up behind the bench, possibly something I can change up from time to time.

It is a window, and I do need to open it from time to time (in this current heat, most of the time!) but I can have something in front.

I’m asking for suggestions. I do have several posters like the ones I currently use, but I’m thinking of something “nicer”. Not exactly art, but possibly some of the better metal prints or similar. But I don’t know about subject. It’s pretty much got to be model related in some way, or at least be a theme that models are available in.

Help? Leave suggestions in the comments!

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Tomorrow’s livestream.

Thursday, as you may be aware, is when I host my “An Evening with” livestream. It’s a 90 ‘show’ where I sit in front of the camera and hope someone joins me. 🙂

Every week is open to my “Gang”- the collection of fellow model makers I have gathered around me so I can get credit for their awesome work. Also invited are my patrons at the “Geek” level and above. And every month on the last Thursday I throw the doors open to everyone. I do enjoy those chances to get to know you a little more. None of you look or sound like I imagine from your log-in names!

This week is a little different as today is the last day Hangouts on air is meant to be running. It’s the software I (and others) use to host multiple people in a stream. We have found an alternative, but it means a small change if you want to join from a mobile device.

In Hangouts, you got a link to join a stream. This launched the Hangouts app and connected you. The only difference now is you won’t launch the hangouts app, you need a new one.

The software I plan on using is called Jitsi. The app you will need is called ‘Jitsi Meet’ and is available on iOS and android. You will need to download and install it before joining.

I am running tomorrow as a regular “Gang and Patrons” night, but the following week, the 8th August, is going to be a bonus “An Evening with Everyone” stream. So you have a week to get yourself sorted!

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It’s that time again!

It’s Thursday, and the last Thursday in the month, so that means tonight’s “An Evening with” is open to everyone!

Just after I go live at 8pm BST I’ll post the link to join up on my Facebook page so everyone can join in on camera!

It is very warm in the UK today- possibly going to be the hottest day on record- so I am not expecting many people to want to be sitting in front of computers joining in. It is possible to join from a smartphone/ tablet though, so come join in from the garden/ pool/ pub! ( Gross models accepts no responsibility for phones falling into water/ beer)

I hope to see some of you tonight, if not it will be a short show!

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Back at it!

A day off from my ‘day job’ means I can get to the bench for a while.

Also, I just received the next delivery of the Terminator partwork.

So, here’s issue 19, with the others to follow over the next few days. And I’ve started with the painting of the Sazabi so that will be upcoming for my patrons very soon too!