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Offline mjt60a

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« on: June 17, 2005, 10:14:54 AM »
I had a go at making a flag that looks 'realistic' on a model, here's the first attempt; http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=581
it's made from a piece of surgical rubber glove and coloured with permanent markers. This one is on a PBM kit (about 1/60 scale?) and is an inch-and-a-half long, a 1/32 version for freshwater should look better still. I don't know how long it will last as rubber does tend to become hard and brittle over time, will probably need to be replaced often!
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005, 08:49:52 PM »
Hi Mick - have a re look at the 240 second video snap of PS Waverley coming through some pretty rough sea - in the last 100 seconds, she turns & has a following sea & naturally her standard [stern flag] is shown blown FWD - rewatch this as it looks not life like - so imagine how difficult it is to get a model flag to look life like when it is flowing in the breeze - just watch my eyes trying to follow it - Derek  : :roll: :
Derek Warner

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Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

 

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