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Bernhard Rauch08 Jul 2020 4:32 a.m. PST

Does anyone manufacture or print a 28mm Dung Heap?

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 5:53 a.m. PST

I would think a heap of plastic wood or acrylic caulk, well mixed with coarse flocking or pencil shavings to look like undigested grass, would do the trick wouldn't it? Prime dark brown and dry-brush w/lighter earth tone.

The H Man08 Jul 2020 6:44 a.m. PST

I thought all printers did that already.

Oh no he didn't!

Seriously, print a pile O poo??? Easier and cheaper and EVERYTHING to do it the easy way (no skill required), as mentioned above. If you can't model a mound of dung, well… not much hope. For goodness sake give it a go.

I reckon a mound of scrunched foil or plasticine. Cover in pva and sand, then drape/mix on bits of pva/water soaked cotton wool or static flock or trimmed string. Paint dark brown, light brown-yellow grass.

Plenty of options. (Yeees… Including 3d printing more cr, well..)

Heck, contact me via my site and I can make you some. Be pretty cheap.

mmessenger08 Jul 2020 7:30 a.m. PST

What period? A dark age dung heap, or something more 18th century? ;)

The Tin Dictator08 Jul 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

Here's a dung heap.
Manufactured by Bessie.
Still hot off the press.


Mr Steve08 Jul 2020 8:13 a.m. PST

1st Corps in the UK do one , I dont know if there are any stockists in the US, Scale Creep perhaps ?


skipper John08 Jul 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

I have got to get one of these! The perfect excuse for the odd smells around the gaming table!!

von Schwartz08 Jul 2020 8:46 a.m. PST

WOW!! a real steamer that one!!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 12:31 p.m. PST

mmessenger for the win!

The H Man08 Jul 2020 3:38 p.m. PST


What about polystyrene, flat bottom, top pinched off to give mound of dung effect. Paint and dry brush dark browns. A few areas of pva and some static flock or similar sprinkled on. Add wafts of cotten wool for that brisk early morning effect.

The H Man08 Jul 2020 6:12 p.m. PST


You disappoint me. No one thought of it?

The H Man08 Jul 2020 6:58 p.m. PST


Space marines in AOS? What madness is this??!!

So I put my money where my mouth is and made some. They are polystyrene (if it's not obvious). Painted browns, then mix of flock and cut string and cotton wool steam.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 11:41 p.m. PST

Looks like crap…hahahaha!

Nice job.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 10:18 a.m. PST

@The H Man:
That's disgusting. Good work.

The H Man10 Jul 2020 1:57 a.m. PST


By the end I was wondering if I wasn't just polishing, well…

I think I have dung well, at least I had heaps of fun!

von Schwartz10 Jul 2020 4:36 p.m. PST

WOW!! a real steamer that one!!

It deserved being posted again.

takeda33312 Jul 2020 2:11 a.m. PST

Ahhh, nothing like a fresh pile in the am. That would make a great objective for my opponent….maybe once.

The H Man14 Jul 2020 2:10 a.m. PST

Maybe it's the piece of equipment the large animal ate that you are tasked to recover. Short straw?

uglyfatbloke14 Jul 2020 2:17 a.m. PST

There's a scenario in a Bolt Action book (Operation Market Garden) that calls for a dungheap.

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