US Brig Syren by Passaro

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American Ensign installed. This paper flag was provided with the kit. It's just a mirror image flag printed on ordinary office paper, folded over and glued together with a glue stick. The quality is just fine. I used two sizes of wood dowels to shape it so it looks like the wind is blowing. I had to seize one more 3/64 single block to the gaff, then had a little ceremony raising the flag. And yes I called my family in to the room to witness and salute while the flag was being raised.

The only thing left to do is mount the anchors and anchor buoys that I finished up a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe I'm within an hour or so of being done with this project. Two years, four months to date.

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Great job on the flag! I'm saluting it!
 
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Hi TKAM :)
I read your blog and the impressive picture's, it's looking promising and beautiful ThumbsupThumbsupShip-1
 
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American Ensign installed. This paper flag was provided with the kit. It's just a mirror image flag printed on ordinary office paper, folded over and glued together with a glue stick. The quality is just fine. I used two sizes of wood dowels to shape it so it looks like the wind is blowing. I had to seize one more 3/64 single block to the gaff, then had a little ceremony raising the flag. And yes I called my family in to the room to witness and salute while the flag was being raised.

The only thing left to do is mount the anchors and anchor buoys that I finished up a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe I'm within an hour or so of being done with this project. Two years, four months to date.

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This flag shaping is excellent...Can you describe your method in a little more detail for me? I'm currently in the hunt for flag techniques and materials for flag printing. Did not think that a plain paper flag could look this good. Well done. First Place Metal
 
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Starboard anchor/anchor buoy and related rigging mounted. It's a multi-step process according to Chuck's practicum. The only thing I'm doing differently will be to hang the port anchor much lower and still connected to the block hanging from the cat's head as if it's halfway from being pulled in.

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BTW - beautiful job on this model. Exceptional quality and detail.
 
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This flag shaping is excellent...Can you describe your method in a little more detail for me? I'm currently in the hunt for flag techniques and materials for flag printing. Did not think that a plain paper flag could look this good. Well done. First Place Metal


Thank you for your kind words. But I have to give a nod to Chuck Passaro who built the first prototype and wrote the fantastic practicum and blog of his build. This was my first model and it was the detailed "how-to" that helped tremendously. In the practicum it taught me how to do the flag. Double sided paper flag folded over itself and glued with....I think I used a simple glue stick. Carefully trimmed off the borders and drilled two holes in order to attach to the halyard. Then I rolled up the flag over a pencil first one way and then reversed it, I did this several times until a nice wavy effect came out. I definitely Forest Gumped my way with the flag.
 
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Thank you for your kind words. But I have to give a nod to Chuck Passaro who built the first prototype and wrote the fantastic practicum and blog of his build. This was my first model and it was the detailed "how-to" that helped tremendously. In the practicum it taught me how to do the flag. Double sided paper flag folded over itself and glued with....I think I used a simple glue stick. Carefully trimmed off the borders and drilled two holes in order to attach to the halyard. Then I rolled up the flag over a pencil first one way and then reversed it, I did this several times until a nice wavy effect came out. I definitely Forest Gumped my way with the flag.
Nothing like a box of chocolates to get you through the day. Thanks for the additional info. I'll be messing around with cotton fabric samples over the next few days to se how that works out for my heat transfer process.
 
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Nothing like a box of chocolates to get you through the day. Thanks for the additional info. I'll be messing around with cotton fabric samples over the next few days to se how that works out for my heat transfer process.

I'm thinking a cloth flag sprayed with starch then the pencil trick might just do the trick.
 
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A really impressive build TKAM. Your log and build is an inspiration to a newbie Syren builder like me.
Regards,
Roger

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was my first build and would have had a more extensive build log but I didn't discover this website until the build was almost done. I think I'm up to page 24 for my Rattlesnake. Good luck!
 
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