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

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

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 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

Update 15 – F.H. – Hard Plastic – Beyond the Door & Eerie Silence

Hi to everyone!

It’s been a while since last update. We have been working a lot on the 3D Bases project, but also have news about Forgotten Halls, so here we are.

Let’s start with some announcement that will make you rejoice.
We are giving you a glimpse of the 2 boxes that will be revealed on our next KS.

Starter Pack – Beyond the Door
Expansion Pack – Eerie Silence

Graphic design by: Fabio “Jacknife” Paulotto

Yes, you will have both available, right from the start. Isn’t it great ?

In our Base Set “Beyond the Door” you will be able to create corridors and rooms with our fully modular and Dynamic Walls, which can be used to build both indoor settings and outdoor buildings (while keeping full playability on the inside).

And of course, thanks to our Dynamic Floors, you will be able to build from the start of the Kickstarter huge dungeons with sewers and canals.

With the Expansion Set “Eerie Silence” you will move further, on the upper floors.
You will find inside this box new Dynamic Walls, and new Double Face floors, Stairs, and balustrades to create parapets or bridges, all the while keeping the same indoor/outdoor potentialities and playability.

With the two boxes togethers, you will be able to let your imagination run wild: underground places, corridors, rooms, upper and lower floors, platforms and bridges, towers, fortified walls, ancient mansions and castles.
Amazing, and this is just the beginning.

Miniatures by Games Workshop

Braziers-statues-torches by Zealot Miniatures

Just imagine all you will be able to obtain with the passing days on the Kickstarter.
But that will be just your imagination, because we can’t reveal you everything, we would spoil the surprise. And there are great, amazing surprises waiting.

This is all for today.
You might be asking yourself “Great, 2 boxes, but how much do they cost, what do they contain, when is the KS starting, what will be the Goal ?”
All those informations will be revealed later on on the upcoming weeks.
Stay tuned on our blog for more info!

Until next, Lorenzo and David.

RGFX Kickstarter “Persistent Fog Machine”

Hi everyone!

Our friends at RGFX are revealing more and more of their awesome Persistent Fog Machine, and our collaboration together!
For those reading attentively, MHW and RGFX have been indeed collaborating during the past half-year on this project.
The result was the Dark Crypt, a beautiful building made by MWH which let RGFX’s Fog Machine fit perfectly inside, allowing the fog to roll out from all sides, submerging a whole gaming terrain with ease!

 Terrains by MHW

For a more breathtaking look at how the Dark Crypt generates fog, take a look at RGFX’s Teaser video, made on the Dwarven Forge Caverns for more awesomeness.

RGFX has plans to launch their Kickstarter in May 2017, where you will be able to buy their Persistent Fog Machine, with the Dark Crypt…

and their Black Box.

For more information, join their Facebook page!

“Are you ready to get Real ?”

A special thanks to Francesco “Endar” Bellina for the use of his Dwarven Forge Caverns.

Regards. Lorenzo & David