Not been getting a lot finished off to show lately work is being done on my Brotherhood for Empire of the Dead as well as some generic reinforcements for the factions. Using some Foundry Armed N'ver Do wells I plan to use them to add numbers to any of the various factions. These are all nearly basecaoted and shading needs to be started once I've tidied up a few bits.
I've started to clean and prepare the Vampire boxed set a couple of cheap metal wolves though 25mm they are little bit smaller than the current ones i have but they are nice figures and only cost me a few quid of ebay. The next Jackanape has been built (choice of hat added) and the base done on the Circ Du Noir Man Ape.
Beside that I've done a fair bit of reading and watching TV series
Ripper Street has really caught my interest. At first I thought it was going to be all about the Ripper Murder's which was not really my cup of tea but after reading about it on the Lead Adventure forum I though i'd give the first episode a watch and was hooked instantly. Its really good it touches on a lot of different topics, child gangs and the Fagins that run them, Disgruntled retired soldiers, Anarchists, Engineering discovery's. A little bit about the ripper murders new advances in technology (at the time of course). Only eight episodes I soon burned through them on I Player and am looking forward to a second series (rumours of the set being booked for a few months Clancy Barracks in Dublin).
The main characters all have interesting backgrounds Sergeant Drake (played by Jerome Flynn) has to be my favourite character of the main trio.
BBC Website on the Show
IMDB Ripper Street
Books wise I've been going through some classic tale, Bram Stokers Dracula, A Princess of Mars and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes all books I really can't believe I've not read them earlier they are marvellous go read them. The other bonus of these classic books they are free if you have a kindle or use Amazon's reader.
The Requiem Kickstarter is doing really good and is steadily climbing and is nearly at the 60'000 mark huzzah. The next stretch goal is Deathlock Bones and the Bad Doctor. Which is looking to be hit tomorrow fingers crossed!