Kickstarter Zealot Miniatures & Manorhouse Workshop Terrain # 2

Hi to everyone!

We are now continuing to present the new miniatures of Zealot’s Miniatures Kickstarter on our terrain kits.
After showing them on our 3D Bases, we are now presenting them on our Forgotten Halls walls.
We are also using this occasion to show you our definitive version of our dynamic floors.
But we will speak about them in our next article.

Those Zealot Miniatures, like we said in our first article, remember us of the old-school design of the 80’s, but with quite a modern touch.
The following 10 miniatures (pictures taken from the Kickstarter page) indeed remind us a bit about the HeroQuest heroes.

So a dungeon is a perfect set-up to make them shine in their whole splendor.
immagini
Of course, an image is worth more than a thousand words, so give you more images to look at and share to you the link where you will be able to follow the last days of the Zealot Miniatures Kickstarter.

Cheers from Lorenzo & David.

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Kickstarter Zealot Miniatures & Manorhouse Workshop Terrain!

Hi to everyone,

As promised, we are now showing you an article dedicated to the collaboration with another company we hold dear.
We are talking about the excellent pieces of Zealot Miniatures.
We did receive last week a package from the UK and inside were 8 gorgeous miniatures, cast in resin.
David and I were impressed by the quality of the product, even though this is nothing new, coming from Zealot.
In the past, we already did a collaboration with them showing their spectacular dungeons goodies of their first Kickstarter (Twisted Catacombs), teaming them up with our rooms of our “Forgotten Halls” project.

Let’s get more into specifics: those 8 miniatures Zealot send us are related to a new Kickstarter, already under way, about fantasy miniatures for dungeons.
Unlike their precedent 2 Kickstarters, the stamps are not made by computer digitally but by hand, by the sculptor “Boris Woloszyn”.
Well … let’s just say that looking at those miniatures brought me back to the 80’s, but with a way more clean and modern look, which definitively catches the eye.
Even the production options the Kickstarter gives you is a wink to the past: you can choose the miniatures to be cast in White Metal (classic but old-style), in standard Resin, or Premium Resin (last-generation resin very resistant and still quite flexible).

As soon as we received the miniatures we couldn’t resist and thus placed them on one of our “3D Bases”.
The overall result is just great, they do fit perfectly!
We are sure Zealot’s new Kickstarter will be yet another success.

To know more about it go directly on the Kickstarter page of Zealot Miniatures.

Cheers from Lorenzo & David

Here we go again!

Hi to everyone.
It’s been nearly a year I didn’t publish anything or give any news.
I must admit 2017 and a good part of 2018 was quite harsh, and I can say, even dramatic, for me.
I don’t want however to bore you with tedious explanations.
Now, we’re at the start of October and I can say that these last 2 years are behind me, with a somewhat positive outcome.
I am not speaking of the overall’s company outcome, but the health one.
I never lost my positive thinking, which allowed me in the past to overcome many difficulties.
So to happy thinking and to excellent surgeons it is!
In this year of silence even the work helped me a lot.
It allowed me to go forward and project a lot of cool stuff we will publish in the future.
Keep your mind busy is the best of medicines, I can assure you.
The next medicine is keep in contact with people.
And indeed the first article we will write again is dedicated to a long-time collaboration which has been going on for years now.
Big thanks to all of you who follow my blog, and to all who were close to me in this last difficult period.

Until next, Lorenzo.

3D bases and Forgotten Halls

We move to new stand “H122” in Essen!!!

Hello everyone.

David from Essen informs us, that from Stand J118 moved
at the new stand H122 always in Hall 6.

Definitely a better stand. 🙂

For the lucky ones who are in Essen, they will be able to see and talk to David about the Forgotten Halls project.

For all the others, a couple of images quickly sent by David.
Many other pictures still in the coming days

All the best. Lorenzo

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

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

Real Game FX Kickstarter last 3 final days!

Our friends at Real Game FX are doing well on their Fog Monster Kickstarter, and are cruising towards a 200% funding!

Don’t let this opportunity escape your table!
Having Fog swarming your gaming table and terrains makes for an incredible experience.

With the Stretch Goals being unlocked, you can now have a complete Fog Work Pipe Pack system to deliver the fog anywhere on your table.

Most recently, they also unlocked their splendid Light Box Add-ons!
Light adds a whole new dimension to foggy atmospheres, and they can be put anywhere, and remote controlled easily, with even changes of colors by just pressing a button on your remote.

 

Other Light Pods are available, which can be used for dramatic effects too, also in the Dark Crypt.

This and much more on their Kickstarter page.

Regards, 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

“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 16 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls Teaser Video!!!

To all Forgotten Halls fans and followers out there, we have some news for you.
After our last article, where we showed a sneak peak of our 2 boxes. (FH: Beyond the Door and FH: Eerie Silence)

We are showing you our Promotional Kickstarter Video.
Get ready and brace yourself!

Graphic design – video by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

This 1:00 video shows just few of the great characteristics of Forgotten Halls and present also new frontiers and gems never seen before on our FH page.
Can you spot them ?

Don’t hesitate to share the word and the video around to your friends. The next months are going to be hectic!

Lorenzo & David