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Streamlining

I’ve been spending a lot of time playing around with setting and things for the many, many live-streams I’ve been doing recently, and now it’s almost time for me to go back to work I think I have things setup just about right!

As you may know I use a Streamdeck to Control most of my streams. I can switch inputs, scenes, play files, start and stop streaming, almost everything. But it all takes setting up and pressing buttons to make it happen.

Except now it doesn’t.
I have been able to work several of the buttons into “multi use” buttons, so one press starts a sequence of events in action.
Before I had one to start the stream, one to change to a start video, several to send messages to the chat, more to switch to a stream view, etc.
now I have a single button that should, hopefully do it all.
One press to go from being off air all the way to starting the “proper” stream with me on screen starting the show.

23 separate actions from one press. Should make the pre-show a little less stressful.
I’ll find out on Wednesday when I try it all out! Wish me luck!

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Lockdown continues.

After yesterday’s announcement it seems I will he remaining in lockdown for around another 3 weeks, so that means my lockdown live-streams will continue for a little longer!

Join me on Tuesdays for building my Nanobrick London skyline, Wednesdays for Wooden Wednesday and building the Model Aviator, and Friday for more Lego kits.

Obviously things can change as we go through this pandemic together, so I will be posting the video links for the week ahead on Mondays, and let you know when anything changes.

Thank you for your continued support, stay safe, wash your hands, and above all try to enjoy yourselves.

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More upgrades

I have spent a couple of days trying to bring a little bit of professionalism to my channel/ streams. (I know, I know…)

I have created some new intro rolls for my streams, so I can have a 5 minute ‘break’ before i go live. I have made them for the Lockdown, Wooden Wednesday and the Warhamster livestreams. Hopefully they work as intended and give me a chance to get things prepared and ready just before going on camera, while getting the stream started and giving people a chance to get into the chat.

I shall be using one on Friday for the Lego Lockdown. Let me know what you think. (They aren’t really very different to what I have been using for the last week or 2, but behind the scenes they are. It should make things easier for me going forwards, and that’s got to be a good thing, right?)

I have also tidied the end videos, if anyone waits around that long. 🙂

Hopefully you are all surviving the various lockdowns we are having around the world, hopefully things will go back to ‘normal’ soon, whatever that turns out to be.

Stay safe, look after each other, and above all: Try to enjoy yourselves.

See you online soon.

Chris

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Channel upgrade!

As I am closing in on 3000 youtube subscribers over at Youtube.com/GrossModels I’ve decided it’s time to improve things around here.

The first thing is a small visual overhaul. I have got some animations done for the Gross Models logo, and will be adding them into videos and live-streams.

I expect I’ll be using them without the audio, or at least over my usual theme.

I have several more and plan to use a selection of them for different things.

Please let me know what you think, and if you have other ideas for freshening things up around here!

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New livestream series!

While we are in lockdown, I am going to start a new series of live-streams, building this!

It’ll be called “Wooden Wednesdays”, and strangely enough will take place on Wednesdays. 🙂

The first will be 11am BST on Wednesday the 8th April, come watch to see exactly what I will be building!

Make sure you’re subscribed at youtube.com/GrossModels so you know when I’m live!

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Another Hamster complete.

On tonight’s Warhamster stream I finished the 4 Ork jets.

So, as has become tradition, it’s time to get you lot to choose my next build.

I’ll show you the choice here, then you can go over to my patreon page to select one. ( the post will be open to everyone, you don’t need to become a patron to vote. Although it would be great if you did! ) https://www.patreon.com/posts/35157311

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Giveaway reminder!

Don’t forget my competition over on my YouTube channel: you can win a branded Gross Models wallet, just by leaving a comment!

Go watch this: https://youtu.be/-5xq1E7GGeY and enter to be in with a chance!

I’ve just passed 2800 subscribers, and entry closes when I get to 2900 so time is running out!

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Evening with update

I am going to try adjusting the frequency of the Evening with streams, the weekly streams are getting a little tiring for me, I guess you lot must be getting bored too!

I’m going to switch to 2 streams a month, keeping the last Thursday of the month as an “Everyone” show and having the other as a “Gang” stream. This one will probably be the 2nd Thursday of the month.

If demand is high I can always chuck in extra streams, and probably will if something of note comes along, but for now we will see how it goes.

So, no stream this coming Thursday, the next is on the 12th March.

See you there!

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Streaming!

I took this picture while setting up for the Warhamster stream, I just thought I’d share. 🙂

I use Streamlabs OBS for the hamster stream, it lets me show the bench cam in 1080p so you can see most of the mistakes I make live!

If you didn’t catch it, I stream Warhammer stuff live every Sunday evening. You can always catch my live-streams on youtube.com/GrossModels/live when they are on!