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  1. Ok guys, I have found what I believe to be the country flag flown on the San Martin in 1588. According to my research this is the correct flag below. This, of course would have been flown on the main mast at sea.
  2. Attached are a few flags that may be applicable. But I am hoping you guys will know.
  3. Well when I was in the US Navy (1968 - 1988) the admiral flags was only flown in-port. At sea it was a banner I believe. But I could be wrong about the banner. My time in the Navy was spent beliw decks in the engineroom, so flags and banners were never my strong suit. Hahaha. Bill
  4. Yes I have seen this page. And that's when I noticed the flags provided in the kit did not match any of the flags shown. I think the flag that has a white background and crossed red branches apply. I did a screen capture of that flag. But San Martin was the lead galleon and I'm sure either flags or banners would be different from the rest of the fleet. Thanks as always for your input. Bill
  5. Hi all, I have been trying to uncover which flags, ensigns or jacks the Spanish Galleon "San Martin" flew in the late 16th century. Flags came with the kit, but I don't think they are correct. I have read that on the main mast the Papal Jack was flown. I have also read that the Spanish Ensign was flown from the mizzen mast. Agter some research it appears that the flags that came with the kit are wrong, and do not have a Papal jack or flag at all. So I am look for naval flags, ensigns or jacks flown by the Spanish, on galleons in the late 16th century. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Bill
  6. Thanks guys, for your help. Now I understand. I will take yiur advice and proceed carefully. Bill
  7. Guys, Once again I need help. I am starting the standing rigging on the San Martin (1588) Spanish galleon. Here's my issue: On the plans it shows 6 deadeyes attached to the foremast masttop. The deadeyes (3 on each side) are stropped for the futtock shroud lines. My question is for this period galleon, where and how do the futtock staves attach (seized) to the mast or to the lower foremast shrouds? My plans show no detail, and my reseaech (I have been reading for 2 days now with no success) do not address a galleon of my period. Thanks in advance, Bill
  8. This is like GOLD to me. Thank you very much Fake Johnbull.
  9. Jeffery I am having the same problem. I notice there is a lot of info on English and American ships but I find very little info on 16th century Spanish galleons. I was just looking through the forum trying to get info on standing rigging on San Martin galleon 1588. Have you found any info from your post in October? Bill
  10. You know, I have read the same thing about colors. That was one of the first things I did, was to research the correct colors. I even emailed Portugal, where the galleon was built in 1579. Neither the main libraries nor the museum had any info. So I emailed the company who made the model. Again, they have no idea what the real colors were. But on the box it was all painted and really looked good...????? Since I live in the Philippines, and the galleon I am building was one of the "Manila Galleons" that was not built here but repaired a number of times along with 108 other galleons, I will go to the city where the shipyard was (back in the day) and see what I can find. Thanks for you words and I have learned alot from this forum.. Bill
  11. I wish I could do that... But I'm on my first build. Give a rookie a chance.))) Beautiful work for sure! Bill

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