Forge World Thatched Cottage

This Forge World Cottage was in the display cabinets at GamesDay 2005.

There was another nice version at GamesDay 2004.

I do have this model, but have only got as far as giving the model a white undercoat! One day I will probably get round to finishing it.

I do like this model and did like most of the models in the range. It’s apparent now though that they didn’t sell as well as other models in the Forge World ranges. I wonder if that would be different now with all the new Warhammer Forge models that are available. Hopefully we may see either the return of the models in the range or nice new exciting ones.

Warhammer Stable and Cottage

One of the key things you need to do with virtually all Forgeworld models is to give them a good wash.

When the Forgeworld models are cast, the mould is given a spray (I guess) of some kind of lubricant to allow the cast model to be released from the mould easily.

However the lubricant also acts as a barrier to paint, so as happened with previous models I (and others) have painted is that the paint flecks off.

Washing the model in water with a drop of washing up liquid should remove the lubricant.

Avoid using hot water as this could warp the resin (a useful tip if you need to warped resin back to its original shape).

Once washed the model is then ready for painting.

Warhammer Cottage

One of the purchases I made at GamesDay 2005 and then was hijacked by my wife for a Christmas present for me (!) was the Forge World Warhammer Cottage. Here is the painted model from Forge World.

I do like the models that Simon Harris has sculptured for Forge World and this is a nice model.

It comprises three components, the house and two roof parts.

I also think it is very good value (compared to other Forge World models) as it only cost £15.00 at the time of purchase.