The other weekend was the Forge World Open Day here at Warhammer World and for those of you that got to pay us a visit, you'll know just how busy it was. For many it was an opportunity to get their hands on the latest Forge World models, for others it was a chance to chat to the designers about their latest creations. For most it was both.
In the Forge World Studio area many of the designers, writers and artists were busy talking about their latest work or showing off their craft. As you can see from the pictures above, Rhys Pugh and Sam Lamont were busy working on their latest pieces of art - we weren't quite sure what they were creating, but it looked dark, evil and fiery - an upcoming Warhammer Forge book perhaps?
Will Hayes chatted about his latest designs while a nearby Phantom Titan watched over the growing crowds. There was even a fully painted version on the Doom of Mymeara display board. If you look at the picture you'll get an idea of the huge scale of the model - that tiny speck next to its foot is an Eldar Guardian.
Darren Parrwood tried to avoid having his picture taken, but sadly for him he didn't quite escape in time - don't worry Darren, it's a good picture, you handsome devil. If you scroll towards the end of the gallery you'll see a picture of his latest project - an Imperial flier.
Two men that need no introduction are Mark Bedford and Phil Stutcinskas (though I have inadvertently introduced them now...). When they're not designing new miniatures, Phil and Mark sometimes run Painting Masterclass' at Warhammer World. They are also working on Imperial Armour Modelling Masterclass Vol.II, a mighty tome full of useful modelling and painting information - a must-have for all serious hobbyists. We'll keep you updated when we find out more about it.
Next to Mark and Phil were Blake Spence and Alan Bligh. Blake is the man behind the Zone Mortalis - the latest scenery pieces from Forge World. But Blake isn't finished yet - he's still got plenty more scenery to work on, some of which you'll see later this year. Meanwhile, Alan was chatting about his latest books - Tamurkhan and the Monstrous Arcanum. He was also sitting proudly next to one of Forge World's latest kits - the Storm Eagle. Many of you thought that it was an April Fool's joke, but no, it's real and available to pre-order on the Forge World website right now. In fact, here's a video to show you a bit more about it:
On another note, Forge World will also be present at both the Salute and Adepticon conventions which take place at the end of the month. Adepticon is held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Inn from 19th - 22nd April, while Salute will be taking place at the ExCell Centre in London on the 21st April. If you're attending the Salute event then there is still time to reserve Forge World products before you go. Simply give them a call and their Customer Services team will be more than willing to help you out.