Friday, October 26, 2018

Between the Bolter and Me ventures onto Twitch!

Follow us on Twitch at between_the_bolter_and_me

It has been almost 3 years since we started our podcast Dragged into Turbolasers, and almost 6 since the blog itself started. Each of these has been an effort to share our hobby efforts, and also connect with the wider community. Both of these have been an incredible success, with us interacting with many miniature hobbyists from all around the world on a daily basis. It has resulted in some life-long friendships. In an effort to continue to connect with people who love this hobby as much as we do, we are going to try to venture into doing some live streaming on Twitch!

Although Twitch originally rose to prominence as a way to watch people play video games live, in recent years a Creative community has arisen, where artists stream their creative process live. This has extended to the miniature wargame community, with people like the esteemable electriceve, and even Games Workshop themselves. With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to explore streaming through Twitch ourselves! Initially, we plan to focus on using the platform as a way to do our podcast episodes live, allowing people to interact with us directly, asking questions and influencing what we talk about in each episode. In the future, we might venture into streaming converting and painting too, but want to test the waters with the simpler task of just streaming our podcast.

Rest assured, this streaming will not affect our regular blog output or our recorded episodes of the podcast. We will still record and post new episodes of Dragged into Turbolasers on the blog, but this will give people the opportunity to join us live if they desire. Although it is still early going on our streaming efforts, as we troubleshoot technical issues and try to settle on consistent streaming times, we would love it if you followed us on Twitch and watched some of the recorded streams or joined us for one of the upcoming live sessions!

- Eric Wier


  1. Maaaan, I really wish your Twitch feed had existed when you were sculpting Kirill.

  2. I finally worked out Twitch and have watched a bit so far. Good work, keep it up. It would be good to some of your work methods, but I'm not sure how that would go if it was hours and hours. I guess people could drop in and out and watch bits and pieces as they pleased? Also I can't believe you use a compressor inside an apartment!

    1. Thanks for watching some of it! I hope it keeps getting better and better. Yeah, if we would stream for long times doing a particular technique, we certainly wouldnt anticipate lots of people staying for all of it, but just watching parts. Or going back later and watch sections that they are interested in.