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Always be learnin’

There’s always a chance to add to your knowledge. I have recently been working to improve the streams I do, and I feel my audio is a good place for improvement!

I have been using OBS studio for a while now, but only scratching the surface of what can be done with it.

I use a Blue Yeti Mic, which is lovely, but with a little tweaking it can be made better.

I have been using Voicemeeter to give me more options wheere to put my audio outputs when I want to stream and listen at the same time, but now I am also learning about plug-ins with OBS.

Here I have 3 plug-ins from Reaper to cut down on background noise, balance the sound to give a richer feel, and a compression setting to make the audio a little more balanced.

I shall see how it all works when I stream from it, but listening to it myself I can hear a nicer, cleaner sound.

Soon I will start working on the video balances to get some improvement there.

Just having the gear isn’t enough. you also need to learn how to best use it!

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New series!

ok, ok, I forgot to post about the series going live!

Its been an interesting Christmas time, what can I say!

Anyway, the Ironman series has begun! I have completed the first 2 issues, and they are ready to be watched!

The first one is here: https://youtu.be/0kvcVho5Rw4 and the second one should follow after. Part 3 will be available just after they send it to me…..

Do let me know what you think, the kit is looking very nice so far!

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4K Subs comp update!

I have been keeping an eye on subscriber numbers, and the dates you submitted to the competition.


Chefhawk 17:45 31/11/20
Modelmaking Mayhem: 15/12/20


David Foxx: 20:00 17/12/20


James T : 25/12/20
Ian M. G. Thompson: 20:10 31/12/20
Shane Youngs: 15:08 14/1/21
Phil Lewis: 13:00 21/1/21
Redlen08: 28/1/21
Pascal Lieverse: 6:00 1/2/21
Candygramformongo: 12:34 7/2/21

So far 2 of you are out, and it’s unlikely I will reach the milestone in time for David to win, but who will be closest?

My current prediction is that it won’t be until after the last date entered, so I am expecting Candygramformongo to be the champ. But things change…….

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Channel growth!

It seems I have become a large enough channel for YouTube to offer me “channel Memberships”!

Either that, or they’ve started rolling them out to everyone….

It means I have another way for people to support the channel if they so wish. By going to My channel you now have the option to “JOIN” !

By doing so you get access to member only posts, r name listed in my ‘Thank you’ credits, and get a special colour and icon when you comment on my videos and livestreams. No more will your comment be lost in the herd! Stand out from the crowd! Etc…..

There are also a couple of special emoji type icons you can use in chat. I hope to add more as time goes by, but I’m not very artistic!

So, pop over to Gross Models and see about signing up from as little as 99p a month!

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4k subscriber comp *ENTRIES CLOSED*

Not loads of entries to this competition, But someone has to win!

I’ve put them all in order, so we can keep track of things while we get closer……



Chefhawk 17:45 31/11/20
Modelmaking Mayhem: 15/12/20
David Foxx: 20:00 17/12/20
James T : 25/12/20
Ian M. G. Thompson: 20:10 31/12/20
Shane Youngs: 15:08 14/1/21
Phil Lewis: 13:00 21/1/21
Redlen08: 28/1/21
Pascal Lieverse: 6:00 1/2/21
Candygramformongo: 12:34 7/2/21


Good luck!

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Still here!

Ok may not post often, but I’d rather not just put up stuff that nobody would read…..

But, I thought it was worth mentioning I have finally got a video done that isn’t a livestream or a partwork!

Part 7 of the Baneblade build is now up for public consumption. In it I finish the basic painting of the tank, and leave it ready for weathering.

It’s available here: https://youtu.be/ajl9yzJlKwE and the rest of the series is in the playlist.

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Trying to find the mojo…..

I haven’t actually built a “proper” model for ages.

I’ve been doing the midweek makings, sort of modelmaking lite, for a while now but I haven’t felt the desire to actually do a real kit.

So, with a new Hero figure being released last weekend I thought I’d have a go.

I decided not to film the build, because filming minis is tough, and I still wasn’t sure I was in the mood. But I have documented the build in pictures.

I present : “Ripper”

I will make another post when I get around to doing the painting, hopefully in a week or 2.

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3rd YouTubeAversary!

Today marks 3 years since I uploaded the first video to the Gross Models YouTube channel.

I like to think that I have grown and improved over those years, with the quality of my video and production hopefully getting better and making watching easier and more fun!

My first video titles.
My first video
The first livestream. Spicy noodles!
My first diorama, and my most viewed video to date.
Secret Patreon only videos!

I hope you’ve enjoyed at least some of my videos over the last 3 years.

Here’s to many more!