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Flag Size for 1/700 Destroyer

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  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Flag Size for 1/700 Destroyer
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, September 27, 2021 8:56 PM

Greeting shipbuilders!  I am in the process of finishing a Type 42 Destroyer for the Falklands War group build as the ARA Hercules.  I bought the kit off Ebay, and the decals were missing so I need to print up my own. 

The only thing I can't find a definitive answer to is what dimensions I need to resize an Argentinian flag image to for the stern flagpole.  Are there any rules of thumb for the size of a flag?  Thanks in advance!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 1, 2021 3:37 PM

Per some photos online, the ARA flew the National Ensign from the stern while in port (and tied up), and at the mast while underway. Like the USN does.

Hercules flew hers at the foremast (or whatever the front one would be called here), above the cross yard and on the starboard side.

AFA size?

A mid sized USN Ensign would be about 5 feet hoist and 9 feet length. Or 0.08 in. x 0.15 in. at scale.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:49 PM

Thanks Bill!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:33 AM

What Bill said. National flag size can be somewhat arbitrary (I've seen pics of US warships flying a Stars and Stripes almost the size of a barn door). The important thing is if you're modeling your ship as under way (national flag on the mast) or in port, (national flag at the stern).

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