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Offline Gangleri

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Ragweed/Goldenrod?
« on: September 28, 2020, 11:17:02 PM »
Hello,

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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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.

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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:
https://www.noch.com/en/product-categories/model-landscaping/grass-meadows-fields/grass-tufts-stripes/grasbuschel-xl-bluhend-gelb.html
For taller ragwort there are these and the company does have them with some yellow:
https://www.themodeltreeshop.co.uk/shrubs-type-c.html
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.
https://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/scenery/green_bushes/pf_bushes/
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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.
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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dDZBfGbej4

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:

https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/1-x-24-rubberized-hair-.htm

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:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48238310051/in/album-72157709365896792/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48238311211/in/album-72157709365896792/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48271909511/in/album-72157709365896792/

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« Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 02:38:08 AM by Cacique Caribe »

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).

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