Happy Star Wars Day folks and May the Fourth be with you all.
Right got that out my system! It has been a funny few weeks in the Brummie household last week I was off on annual leave with the kids being off and it was fantastic break. This week has been a pain getting back into the routine of early starts and the school run (had 2 weeks of lie ins!) I came down with a cold last Friday which for some reason has had me full of snot and unable to sleep properly as it seems to get worse when I lie down. Returning to work has made it worse as I've just felt so bloody tired this week not been about the internet much and not been doing my usual tour of the blogs which I will make some effort to catch up with today hopefully. On the mend now just a little bit bunged up but sleeping normally thankfully!
Hobby wise the German bolt action force have pretty stayed the same still need to clean all the mouldlines of them. Not picked up the paints or additional models I need for them yet which may have to hang fire for a couple of months as need to save cash up for holidays (had to replace the cooker and washing machine in one month ouch! So rather than start painting them and then have them gathering dust have boxed them up to get out later in the year.
I've done very little else apart watch films and catch up on some tv series I've been meaning to watch.
One that has caught my eye is Penny Dreadful which is starting out on Sky Atlantic in a few weeks time. With Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper and Josh Harnett to name a few Its got some interesting characters in it and the story so far is very intriguing (You can find the first episode kicking around the internet I think it is a teaser episode that was released in March or something)
Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcom
Josh Harnett as Ethan Chandler
Danny Sapani as Sembene (from the character intros on youtube I'm most intrigued by this chap so much so I'm on the hunt for a miniature to convert lol)
Harry Treadyway as Dr Victor Frankenstein
Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray
Billie Piper as Brona Croft (Not seen in the first episode)
Its set in Victorian London and has a fantastic cast and seems to be borrowing bits here and there from the classic tales such as Dracula, Frankenstein. and using them in a new way and weaving them together. Monster wise it has Vampires so far and Werewolves/demons are hinted at thus far but there's a lot of mystery to the characters. There is as lot of super natural occult elements with taro cards and seance's and other strange things going on and there was plenty of action in the first episode along with a great deal of mystery making you want to know more!
It has very much has put me in the mood for my Empire of the Dead (which I really nearly got rid of last month but was talked out of by my friends) as its runs along a similar theme. So much so I've started finally painting some of the Requiem figures! Only a handful so far I have started a Wulfen Jaegar faction using one of the Limited Edition figures (Tom Gaunt) as the leaders and some of the Gentlemen with guns figures making up the gentlemen members. I got given some old Marauder war hounds alongside various other dog breeds by a mate so the three Warhounds have been based up for my Jaegar faction which brings the starting faction upto speed and gives room for expansion later as well.
I also built my LOTR Ruins that I won in a blog comp they went together rather easily as expected though the require a lot of cleaning up of mouldlines etc. They need undercoating so they can be dry brushed at some point in the week.