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Author Topic: Ragweed/Goldenrod?  (Read 328 times)

Offline Gangleri

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« on: September 28, 2020, 11:17:02 PM »

Can anyone recommend a way to make ragweed or goldenrod in 28mm?  In other words, how to make waist-high yellow-flowering plants?

Alternatively, is there anyone who sells something like this in 28mm?

Thanks very much.
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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 05:49:26 AM »
Just from the top of my head. Green clump foliage sprinkled with yellow flock.

I made a mustard field from a green coconutfibre floormat sprinkled with yellow flock.

Offline snitcythedog

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 12:00:26 PM »
Noch has these in 12mm high tufts so almost knee high on most models:
For taller ragwort there are these and the company does have them with some yellow:
I think that you would need to add more flowers for the effect and it is a bit of an expensive way to do it unless you can reverse engineer them. 
I also found a railroad toot that might fit the bill with a little tweaking.
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Offline Cat

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 01:57:01 PM »
Model railroad supplies have just about everything flora.  I've used the Late Summer Goldenrod which is a little less flowery with the leaves turning yellow along the back of the Van Allan House here.  I also re-flocked some of it with purple and cut the stems taller for the Joe Pye Weed by the far corner.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 04:59:47 AM »
Ziterdes nettle has the right profile; dusting the tops with fine yellow flock may work.
They also have ferns that have a similar profile: link.

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 11:24:46 PM »
Thanks to all for the recommendations!  I will try some of the purchased ones but will use the coconut mat approach for some larger patches.

Much appreciated.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 02:24:33 AM »
You could make individual ones by using hoghair brush bristles and paint them up this way, but using greens and yellows:


And if you want to make a carpet of them, and horsehair isnít available where you are, you could get this rubberized coconut fiber material:


The rubberized material takes spray paint extremely well, and you can then flock as needed.  I tease out the material and use it for mangrove treetops:

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Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 09:44:56 AM »
I think Catís suggestion is the best looking but as an alternative there is this http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/scenery-and-resin/970-tall-shrubbery-brown-green.html (which you can also get on eBay) which comes in a variety of colours and you could easily add a bright yellow top with flock or paint to a suitable colour (maybe the white-green or light green option).

Good luck in your hunt,
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