I only have one Forgeworld model (the Grey Knight Dread from last year’s tale), which was a gift from Hypaspist many years ago which came to me assembled and base coated.
This tale will be a bit of a learning experience for me on how to manage Forgeworld models.
I placed my order and waited a week for the bits to turn up. I was very surprised with what I got. Along with Loth and the guard’s bodies I got a complete command squad. When you factor that in then the price of Loth is quite reasonable.
The first thing that I did was clean off the excess resin and checked that the parts fitted together correctly. Then I cleaned the parts using warm soapy water and an old toothbrush. Once they were completely dry I started to assemble them. I have decided that his time I will leave the arms off the models so I can paint all the chest plates and other normally hard to get to details. I added some extra purity seals and also i am using some spare sternguard bolters.
I have also put Loth on a larger base (40mm). I think it gives the character models a bit more presence.
Once they were assembled I gave them a black undercoat.
After the undercoat I have them all a light dry brush in a dark grey. This brings out the details of the model and gives them a subtle edge highlight. Loth was given a base of Ultramarines blue.
That is it for part one, I have got a bit further with the models but I will save that for part 2.