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Modeling swamps and other wetland areas
« on: April 23, 2021, 07:33:10 PM »
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I'm wanting to model a bog and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for modeling the tall stalks it's in HO
Some of the stalks ie phragmites get up to 12 to 15' tall. Has anybody modeled this type of scene? Thanks

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Re: Modeling swamps and other wetland areas
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 01:09:23 AM »
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There is a short "Scenery Step by Step" article on modeling swamps by Cody Grivno in the November 2007 Model Railroader magazine.   They used cattails from Scenic Express.
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Re: Modeling swamps and other wetland areas
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 02:39:08 PM »
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I'm wanting to model a bog and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for modeling the tall stalks it's in HO
Some of the stalks ie phragmites get up to 12 to 15' tall. Has anybody modeled this type of scene? Thanks

Well, it's not a bog, but this is supposed to be a marshy end of a lake.  And, it's in HO.  I used JTT cattails.  If you need taller, I think they make scenery materials for O scale, too.



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Re: Modeling swamps and other wetland areas
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 10:19:47 PM »
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At a clinic some years back (Fine Scale Show), we were taught to use "hair" from a paint brush (small number) and dip the ends held together into dark brown or green paint.  That would dry and hold the cat tail together for "planting" into the glue base.