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crazycaptain17 Mar 2018 10:54 p.m. PST

Who makes flexible dirt roads in 15mm scale?

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freerangeegg18 Mar 2018 12:30 a.m. PST

Early war miniatures do some very nice ones

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 12:40 a.m. PST

Miniature World Maker do great roads. I haven't seen the EWM in the flesh, but the MWM ones look much better to me.

Fatuus Natural18 Mar 2018 3:10 a.m. PST

TimeCast make some which look excellent on the website:


I've ordered some myself, though I'm still waiting to receive them.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 4:34 a.m. PST

All my dirt roads for 25mm are from Fat Frank's on eBay. He also makes 15mm. I think they look great. auction

Fredloan18 Mar 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

Battlefield Terrain Concepts

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

I get my dirt roads for free. Just visit your local baseball diamond and help yourself to a cup or two of base path clay. Just spread on your table where you need it.

oabee5118 Mar 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

In the states, Battlefield Terrain Concepts makes very nice flexible roads. Not sure of exactly what they're made of, but they are rubbery, and come prepainted/highlighted. I bought a set of 15mm dirt roads to use as primitive roads for my 28mm Pulp Alley games: here's a photo from a recent convention game I gave.


Unfortunately, the roads are not listed on their website. They respond nicely to inquiries, however. I purchased a large set at Fall In two years ago, then contacted them to add to my set, and the whole process went smoothly.

crazycaptain18 Mar 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! TMP is always so helpful!

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member18 Mar 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Battlefield Terrain Concepts (BTC) is a good source. Also, they handle TimeCast products as well. Great company with a great reputation so very safe to deal with.

Just a note…
BTC is most likely on the way home from Lancaster, PA as I write this. They are a regular vendor at Cold Wars which just ended today at noon.

LDC271 Inactive Member18 Mar 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

QRF has some nice ones too.

Glengarry519 Mar 2018 12:13 a.m. PST

Hotz Matts has some nice ones in felt.

Northern Front Inactive Member19 Mar 2018 7:12 p.m. PST

I made my own using cut pieces of canvas covered with caulk and gravel. From there I spray primed them and painted them to desired effect.

Cacique Caribe20 Mar 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

Or, if you want to make your own, use acrylic caulking spread over canvas:

YouTube link
YouTube link

I like that you can even mix in paint with the caulking before applying it to your canvas material.

After applying to a large piece of canvas, allow it to dry and then cut as needed.


Novus Design Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 6:09 p.m. PST

crazycaptain,if you haven't yet found what you're looking for, Novus Design Studio makes a dirt and gravel road system you might be interested in.

See here: link

And here: link


Novus Design Studio

Ruggerman Inactive Member12 Apr 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

I am not sure, how to go about this, but I am looking for 15mm Scenery for the Napoleonic period, and I have tried to make orders with Hovels, but they have not go back to me on three occasions. Can any one point me in the wright direction in trying to buy some of there products!!!

Bagration181213 Apr 2018 2:52 a.m. PST

Second vote for Hotz mats. I play 1:60 and the 6mm roads are perfect.

John Edmundson13 Apr 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

I haven't done this myself but I know some people use the rolls of anti-slipping tape, the stuff you put on steps. They have a sandpaperish surface. You'd paint the up and flock the edges I presume. It seems like a good idea.


Jeff of Chicago14 Apr 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

It sounds funny, but using a bit of appropriately colored ballast to create your road or path ends up looking very good. You don't need a thick layer, it can be very thin/narrow so it doesn't use much ballast and won't end up all over the board. At the end of the night, you simply dump it into the garbage directly from your mat.

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