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Realistic Flags?


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Hey Guys,

 

Looking for some opinions as to how to model a realistic 1/35 scale flag. I see that Archer has the dry transfers which you apply to foil and there is a company that prints flags on cotton or cloth of some sort and I know guys have color printed flags on paper to use so how about it, any suggestions? Photographs of what you used would be very helpful. Thanks for the reply's. Bob

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General Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek

United States Army
Feb. 18, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1993

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Hi Bob,

 

I have achieved acceptable results with decals on foil once. I'm still searching for some pics...

 

Lars

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Thanks Lars. What did you top coat the flag with to cut down the shine? Photos would be nice. Bob

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General Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek

United States Army
Feb. 18, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1993

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Back in the Olden Days, I used tissue paper, such as used inside gift clothing boxes, OR Really Cheap toilet paper. To to get them to shape -- such as for draped over a tank turret or jeep, I lightly wet them, with either spray starch or water. Once dried, I would paint them. Swastikas were too hard to paint, so I cut them from decals meant for aircraft markings. The stars for American flags were similarly cut from tiny flags sold for decorating cakes/craft projects.

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Thanks Lars. What did you top coat the flag with to cut down the shine? Photos would be nice. Bob

 

Bob, I used Vallejo's Acrylic Matte Varnish. That worked well. If I only could find these pics....

 

Lars

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