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Hi everyone, Just wanted to share a review of some model fittings I just bought from Beseda Radimir at HiS Model in the Czech Republic. I purchased a set of pennants for a future build of HMS Sovereign of the seas. Beseda and I exchanged many emails regarding precisely the type of material and appearance of the flags and pennants that I was looking for. He sent me a full set of pennants, several sheets, all in different scales so that I could choose the correct size pennant for my model. He also sent a set of 120 very tiny 3mm hooks, which I ordered for rigging blocks. In
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 wo
When ships of the Royal Navy were not part of a large squadron under the command of an admiral, vice-admiral or commodore, did they also fly a red ensign. I am thinking in terms of frigate, sloops, & brigs which had duties other than fleet actions. How does one know? Also let me know if this is posted in the wrong forum