How to add herbs and bushes on a “3D Bases”.

Hi everyone!

We are finally now talking about herbs and bushes.
This is the third article about painting/finishing your 3D Bases.
The first article was about “how to repair a 3D Bases”, while the second article was about “how to paint a 3D Bases”.

Now let’s go into this third part.

 

First of all, put a layer of PVA glue (Vinavil), slightly diluted with water, on the parts where you want the herbs to be put.
This layer will allow the herbs to stick better to the 3D Bases.

Then put a generous amount of fiber herbs on the area, don’t hesitate to make the herbs stick well to the glued area by pushing it with your fingers.
You can find this kind of herb in most modellism shops, like the ones for train dioramas.

 

Third step: after a few hours, when the glue will be quite dry, use a brush to remove the excess herb which didn’t stick.

Fourth step: now use a (very) drybrush with a golden/yellow + beige color on all herbs zones.
The beige is for giving a link between the color of the earth, allowing a smooth transition, and to also smooth away the not-very-nice yellow that you will probably put on earth and stones while drybrushing.

Fifth and last step: add the bushes
I prefer myself to use bushes already ready for train dioramas (or you can follow if you prefer this tutorial).
The final result is quick and very nice.
Then cut some pieces of brushes as you deem fit and glue them with the same PVA glue.

With these 5 steps, you’ll have a wonderful result.

Now that the base is completed, I must admit I like very much the result.

In the next article, we’ll show you how to glue a 3D Bases to a wooden or polystyrene panel.

Until next, Lorenzo & David

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How to quickly paint a “3D Bases”

Hi everyone!

In our last article we did show you how to repair and give new life to a 3D Base with some small bubbles in it.
Actually, we went further, since we repaired a 3D Base which was heavily damaged (bubbles and holes).

Now, after repairing it, we decided to go further and paint it.
The result is excellent. And all this happened with only 3 color passages, after the black primer given with the black spray.
How to do it?

It’s easy.
Once the black spray’s part is done, let the 3D Base try after for at least 3-4 hours.

Then drybrush with a dark brown acrylic paint the whole.

The second passage is still by drybrushing, but with a beige color.

Last, use some grey/blue mixed with some beige, to give a final touch to stones and columns.

As you can see, the overall result is very nice.
Can you imagine it was a very damaged base just a few hours ago ?
This 3D Base is ready to play.
For those who wants an even more realistic result, they can add grass and bushes.
This will be the scope of our next article.

Until next, Lorenzo & David

How to make your 3D bases spotless!

Hi everyone!

Today we’ll be speaking about the issues of seeing some small bubbles in the 3D Bases.
The appearance of small bubbles is something difficult to prevent altogether during production, due to the nature of the material, and it not being cast in a vacuum.
However, there is an easy way to fix those small bubbles, for the backers worried about such issues.

For this article, we took one of the bases which was rejected after production, since it had too many mistakes.
As you can see on the image, indeed, we would never have sent such a base to you.

But since we like “mission impossibles” we will work on this one, to show that even here, a lot can be done,

The procedure is very very simple. You will need an elastic sealant. We did use here a white elastic sealant from Saratoga, but any brand or similar sealants, of course, will do the job.
What is important is take a sealant that can be paintable as to allow, of course, painting once the job is done.

To avoid getting my index dirty I am using a latex glove.
Once my finger is protected, I am taking some small quantities of sealant and with the index I put it on the imperfection/bubble, covering it fully.
To “repair” this base, all it took was 20 minutes of work.

Once this is done, you need to let the sealant dry up (in this case, 45 minutes), and you’re ready to give the base its first primer.
To do this, we used an acrylic black spray can (which is perfect for the sealant).

Here I show you the difference “before/after”, by putting only the spray on half the base.
As you can see, the result is excellent.

Once the spray is put, I assure you won’t notice any difference between this base, which was supposed to be thrown away, from one perfectly cast.

Of course, you won’t have to deal with such a damaged base, but maybe with some token few small bubbles. So it will be way quicker to reach the same great result.
The spray has also a great advantage, having done the job of a primer. You just now need to paint, and it’s done!

In the next article, you will see how to paint and finish this base.

We can say with pride to have saved a 3D Base from waste, giving it new life. Who want to adopt this little 3D Base ? 🙂

Until next, Lorenzo & David

3D Bases: worked by backers!

Hi everyone!
Today we want to show you some painted made by our backers on our Kickstarter “3D Bases”

The first link is a tutorial made about how to paint and give some finishing touches to our Stone slabs and Transitions C/R bases.
It’s made by JerzyK on the blog chestofcolors.com
Excellent painting, really, and nicely explained.

The next link is also an article of JerzyK, about a more complex 3D base. He is indeed working on the Broken Column, which isn’t more or less flat like the previous bases, but with quite a tridimensional relief and landscape.
Even here, Jerzy manages to explain very smoothly and nicely how to paint it.

Thanks to Jerzy for sharing this very well done work with us!

The last image is about a picture posted on our 3D Bases Facebook page by Ulrich Ilg, another backer.

We must say we are also very impressed with the result, he pained and added quite some stuff on the whole Cloister section of the Abbey.
Excellent work indeed!

Don’t hesitate to post other pictures and tutorials about your work on our 3D Bases!
We love them and can’t wait to see more.
Thanks in advance for all your love!

Until next, Lorenzo & David

Update 17 – Forgotten Halls: Into the Boxes!!!

Hi to everyone!

Today we’ll talk about the contents of our 2 Forgotten Halls boxes
Beyond the Door & Eerie Silence which will be seen on our next
Kickstarter.
To illustrate the contents perfectly, nothing’s better than a quick
video, which shows the huge amount of pieces contained in both boxes.

Graphic design – video by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

That’s right, all in all, the number of pieces of Beyond the Door &
Eerie Silence number 299!
This is without counting quite a good number of pins to connect safely
and perfectly all our pieces, and numerous freebies that will be
unlocked in the Kickstarter!
The gaming terrain you just admired in the video is one of the
thousands combinations doable with our gaming pieces.
Manorhose Workshop wants to give you the possibility to create awesome
structures and buildings from the start of our Kickstarter, with just
these 2 boxes!
Just imagine what you could reach by adding more boxes!

Beyond the Door:

This box will allow you to create dungeons, rooms,
corridors …
Inside, 9 dynamic floors (100x100x10 mm. each) will allow you to
create a terrain area up to 30×30 cm.(around 1’x1′).
If however you put those dynamic floors one after another, you can
reach a length of 90cm of corridors.
This is however just the beginning: those same floors can be used to
create multiple different floors besides plain stone floors : canals,
sewers, and more.
This is done by taking out and moving around the floors inserts of our
dynamic floors, allowing you to build a near infinity of different
floors of your liking.
Walls get also a lot of love, thanks to our Dynamic Wall concept (an
original idea of MHW): our walls (100x56mm and 60x56mm) can have a
variety of wall inserts allowing you to get 6 different walls with
just 2 pieces!
Beyond the Door also follows a very dear policy of MHW: the
perfect-looking result, with the best definition and result possible.
This is shown too with our covers, that can be used to hide the
connecting holes of our walls and pillars, giving Forgotten Halls a
finished realistic look never seen around.
This doesn’t stop here : several accessories, like columns, braziers,
and wall supports will be inside to support and ornate your walls.

Gargoyle miniature by Zealot Miniatures

Eerie Silence:

This box will allow you to spread and increase your
dungeon / building upstairs and downstairs.
As you can see this box has quite a different content from Beyond the
Door and introduces quite a few new pieces.
First of all, the possibility to move upstairs or downstairs with
movable stairs, to be put easily wherever you wish.
The greatest peculiarity of our stairs is their « 2 in 1 »
characteristics: by just inserting the steps in a different way, you
can decide whether to have Gaming Stairs (where miniatures can be
fixed into them) or Diorama Stairs (for the best possible overall
looking result).
A new addition is also our new double face floors (2 mm of thickness),
one of 100×60 mm and another one of 60×60 mm. Those floors will allow
you to build upper floor corridors, wood or stone. Thanks to our
innovative system and our floor supports, you will be able to take out
those floors with ease, allowing you to reach into lower floors and
play with your miniatures there. No need to take out a whole upper
floor every time you want to play at a lower floor.
Those floors will also allow you to build a plethora of different
terraces, opening options for your creativity.
To give a finishing touch, you will get two balconies (100mm and 60mm
long), small pillars and columns (30mm high), which will allow you to
create bridges of various sizes very easily, even between buildings.

We’re speaking about two whole boxes of goodies, and this is just the
start of the Kickstarter!
What about the price ?
Well, we can assure you it’s lower than you are thinking. 🙂

More information on the matter will be written in a future update.
Sorry to keep you waiting. 😉

That’s all for now, don’t hesitate to drop us a line and ask us any
information about these 2 Forgotten Hall boxes!

Great summer holidays for all of you!

Until next, Lorenzo & David

RealGameFX Fog Monster Kickstarter Launched!!!

RealGameFX have launched its awesome Fog Monster Kickstarter

The project is simple, but mind-blowing. By participating in their Kickstarter, you will be able to add a Fog effect to all your gaming terrains with ease, for a complete different immersive result!
Check this video!

The Kickstarter will feature 2 main pledges:
The Fog Monster pledge and the Dark Crypt pledge, both will allow you to swarm your terrain and miniatures with a rolling and billowing fog!

And yes, as you can see, the Dark Crypt was developed by Manorhouse Workshop, as a start of a beautiful collaboration.
There is much more to be seen and offered in RealGameFX’s Kickstarter.

Lorenzo & David.

 

“3D Bases” – Review from Poland

Hi to everyone,

Today we would like to thank “Jerzy Krzyzanowski”, one of our backers of our Kickstarter “3D Bases”!

Once he received his 3D Bases he thought about doing a review about our product, on Chest of Color (a quite well-know community of painters who do amazing work).
Link to the review:

3D Bases Modular Terrain – Review

Jerzy did make a detailed review, showing the qualities and the issues of our product, with a lot of images to illustrate everything.

Others images.

Thanks again, Jerzy and we can’t wait to see the painted result!

Until next, Lorenzo & David

Update 14 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Interior, stairs, and balconies

Hi everyone,

In the past articles we did create with our FH walls buildings, underground sewers and dungeons.
Now it’s time to present the interior of a villa, with its main hall.
It is composed of multiple stairs which brings you to the upper balconies.
The architecture that is given birth in this manner is just breath-taking.

The feeling is the one of entering for real an important, aristocratic, mansion.
But at the same time, there is a foreboding feeling … so many stairs, where do they lead ?
What is hidden on the upper floors ?
You can already imagine the dark anguish which will enwrap the heroes as they set foot in this mansion.

 

Statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

Until next, Lorenzo & David

RGFX collaboration: The Dark Crypt (Fog Tower)

Hi everyone,

The collaboration between RGFX and Manorhouse Workshop created its first wonder!
An architectural building made by MHW, with the scope of hiding the Fog Machine created by RGFX.
This Fog Machine will allow gaming terrains and dioramas to get an amazing Fog effect to bring the atmosphere to a whole new different level, as you can see on our videos and pictures!

The Dark Crypt can be used on its own, or be combined with other existing buildings of various manufacturers.
Here, we created a gaming terrain made of 4 Stone Slabs (3D Bases) for the base, on which we added walls of Forgotten Halls for completing the structure, creating a perfect result for the Dark Crypt hosting the Fog Machine.
Of course, while we did use our MHW buildings for such a terrain, nothing prevents your own terrains from other manufacturers.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers-statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Statues-torches painted by Green Painting Studid

The atmosphere thus generated with RGFX’s Fog Machine is eerie and ghostly.
Can you imagine a whole gaming session clouded in fog and darkness ?
We can.

Until next,
Lorenzo & David

Update 12 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – You can use Forgotten Halls on any existing terrain!

Hi everyone!

In our previous article we showed you how you can use Forgotten Halls to create rooms, corridors, towers, etc, without using our Dynamic Floors of 100x100x10mm. It was however with a “3D Bases” Stone Slabs floor, which creates a perfect floor for our building, and thus, you didn’t need to use any of our FH floors, for obvious reasons.
However, we are showing you now how you can use any kind of terrain already in your possession and still use perfectly our FH range.

Let’s use indeed a terrain base, like our “Rough Terrain – 3D Bases”. This terrain represents a mix of earth, little stones, etc classical to outdoors terrains.
With this terrain, you can’t use add apparently our FH walls to create a building, since you would be missing the stone floor and it wouldn’t look as good as it should.
However, there is a very easy solution “built-in FH”, which we are showing you now. 🙂

This step by step images show you how to create a perfect stone floor for the FH building, while keeping the overall result perfect.
The floors we are using are already existing in FH, and fit perfectly our structures.
We are also adding our covers under our walls, this time, to make the floors underneath fit perfectly. The same covers are added on the top of the walls to build up more floors, here, about the tower.

The overall result, as you can see, is great!
We have a full tower with its ground floor fully integrated with the Rough Terrain used as base.
We could continue, with the same floors, to build more floors of the same tower, or build another structure nearby. It’s just one of the multiple, and endless, potentialities of our FH modular system.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers by Zealot Miniatures

Keep following us for more news and gaming experience on FH.
Regards from Lorenzo & David