Well – we made this month’s donation goal, the server is paid for, some HDMI cables were added to the HDMI matrix that Beni donated a while back and I ordered a new wireless mic set to replace the one that went up in smoke.
Next month’s goal will be at least in part to cover the wireless set upgrade and the server bill as usual. The next pay for pain goal will be dreamt up soon.
Which brings me to this week’s schedule. Monday evening 8pm to 11pm UTC, 3 hours guaranteed, all Sonic games. If you have a favourite Sonic game that you would like me to play then let me know on stream (I don’t have them all but I have most of the emulatable ones). We will start with the Megadrive Sonic 1 and 2 and go from there…
The middle of the week we will be exploring the galaxy in Elite: Dangerous. I have ideas for non-combat co-operative sessions and I hope you will join us.
Friday night I am hoping we will complete The Subject, making way for another new FFN game I have waiting in the wings.
After a disrupted week last week and a long bonus stream on Saturday I estimate there are one or two streams left of finishing the B-17F model. The main paintwork is to be done as well as applying the decals and sealing the model. The remaining days will be the start of a new retro challenge series, a possible Old Fart versus Young Person™ night and the continuing of the survival puzzle game, ‘The Subject’ on Friday.
Monday & Tuesday: Completing the F-17F “Memphis Belle”
Update: I had to cancel Monday’s stream, I will replace FFN with the model stream instead. Apologies!
The result of the poll over the weekend is in. You have chosen the B-17F “Flying Fortress” model kit. Tonight we will be working on all the smaller parts at my desk. Tuesday to Thursday we will move over to a larger table and work on the body of the aircraft and fitting the smaller assemblies into place then finishing the paintwork.
I think my biggest challenge will be painting a large surface area model like this without an air brush. I will be doing the base colour using an Army Painter “two in one” primer and base colour spray can. All other coats and detailing will be done with traditional brushing, stippling and dry brushing with some techniques I have been studying recently. I am notoriously bad with decals as well so that is something I will be trying very hard to get right.
I will try to do as much of this project as possible on stream but some stuff may have to be done at other times for logistical reasons.
Tuesday: Small assemblies and preparation
Wednesday & Thursday: Large assemblies and fitting sections together
Friday: Finishing main painting and decals and adding some weathering and other details.
Next week will be a week of building and painting a new model, I have made a poll to let you peeps decide which model I will work on. An update post will be published around lunchtime on Monday with the final schedule.
I know my viewers and they love to see me suffer. I am not sure what possessed me but I decided to gather up a bunch of cute games that I would otherwise never play and torture myself in the name of entertainment.
So for the first two nights of streaming this week, your grumpy Uncle Hamish will play through games of princesses, cartoon animals, farming and more. I was going to do a whole week of this but I will almost certainly crack before the middle of the week so I will cleanse my palette with some nice wholesome horror and violence the rest of the week.
All the games are from itch.io this week – check out this brilliant games and assets shop front for Indie devs, artists etc.
Monday: Cuteness – Hamish approaches a pile of cutesy games with an open mind and a sick bag to hand.
Tuesday: More cuteness – a probably now somewhat jaded and extra grumpy Hamish keeps the cute train running another night.
Wednesday & Thursday: Itch.io games choices.
Friday: Friday Fright Night with itch.io horror games.