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downtowndeco
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
I'm building a replica of a part of the grandstands from Le Mans in the 1970's. I bought some cheapo flags on toothpicks but because of the material they are made of they are just too stiff to "hang" properly. What material is best & what is the best way to get flags to "hang" realistically w/folds & so on?

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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:39 PM GMT+7
This might have some tips you could use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwTq0G4kx4
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
I notice you need flags of many nations, maybe some are not available as decals. Here are a couple of suggestions:
What material are the ones you've got made of? If paper, you could soak them in water/white glue solution until soft and floppy and shape them until they harden/dry.
You could scan and re-print them on thinner paper and use the same treatment, if necessary.
parrot
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
Hey Randy,
The best producer of buildings and your stuck on flags?
Use some tin foil and make sure you only glue the back of the print.Glue to each side and let dry.Cut close around it and after you can shape it however you like.

Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tom, that's the info I needed!

A sneak peak at my next (massive) kit. This isn't for lighthearted modelers. : ) This will also include sidewalks and will be 30" long. Super Diorama possibilities!

Randy Pepprock
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j76lr
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:18 AM GMT+7

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This might have some tips you could use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwTq0G4kx4



Keep in mind thats a 48 star flag , for 1970 youd need a 50 star flage , I dont know if Archer has them
downtowndeco
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:50 AM GMT+7
Thank you Lou. The "diorama" is about 6' x 12'. If someone walks in & notices that of all of the details on the layout that 2 stars are missing from the American flag I'll buy them a cigar. : )

Randy


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This might have some tips you could use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwTq0G4kx4



Keep in mind thats a 48 star flag , for 1970 youd need a 50 star flage , I dont know if Archer has them

parrot
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Looks great Randy,
Wish I still had room for a 30" ,my house is full of dios and I've taken some to work.
What's nice is it looks like you've made it in sections.In that case guys like me can get 3 dios out of it or for those with room a large one would be excellent.No need to find 3 buildings that go together.Depending on cost I'll be in for one.

Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:04 AM GMT+7


I printed the flag on decal paper ,and glued it on tin foil with wood glue.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
FC Model Trend has a good assortment of flags:
http://www.fcmodeltrend.com/flags-lp-1-51-familia-15/

They are very nice and easy to shape, here is the review I made.
j76lr
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:24 AM GMT+7

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Thank you Lou. The "diorama" is about 6' x 12'. If someone walks in & notices that of all of the details on the layout that 2 stars are missing from the American flag I'll buy them a cigar. : )

Randy


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This might have some tips you could use
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5WwTq0G4kx4



You dont have to count them . its the arraignment of the stars.First thing I noticed , and Im not a rivet counter ? . But dont go by me Im not a racing fan ,just a history nut .


Keep in mind thats a 48 star flag , for 1970 youd need a 50 star flage , I dont know if Archer has them


parrot
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:41 AM GMT+7
A very small detail 99% won't notice.

Tom