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Offline Giorginetto

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2010, 10:49:17 »
I have a mint large Union JAck from the very first pirate ship i bought in the late 70s.. Sometime in the near future it will stand high again when i have my 400 strong Red coats army that i shall buy in late 2010/ early 2011
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2010, 11:27:43 »
Ineresting !!! I didnt know this !!!! cool !!!  ;D
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2010, 16:26:54 »
Hmmm, I just read this thead and wonder why people wouldn't think a western fort couldn't have a Union Jack... it's just too bad Playmbil doesn't include them any more.  There were many forts across what is now Canada that flew the Union Jack for many a year!

Here's Fort Calgary...


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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 17:02:25 »
Hi Panos.
If you have a worn square white flag to spare for this project of yours then I can make a Union Jack or an Irish flag (or both) for you. But you better check when these were officialised so they match your goal.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2010, 20:18:37 »
Hmmm, I just read this thead and wonder why people wouldn't think a western fort couldn't have a Union Jack... it's just too bad Playmbil doesn't include them any more.  There were many forts across what is now Canada that flew the Union Jack for many a year!

Here's Fort Calgary...


David in "Fort Victoria"

Hmmm did not know that....Thnaks BlueWizard!!!

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2010, 20:22:01 »
Hi Panos.
If you have a worn square white flag to spare for this project of yours then I can make a Union Jack or an Irish flag (or both) for you. But you better check when these were officialised so they match your goal.

Cheers.
Arnaud

Hi Arnaud!!! Thank you very very much for you offer  :) :) :) :) :) :) !! I will take you up on that, but what do you mean officialised? Do you mean when they were produced so that you know which pattern to use?

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2010, 06:51:38 »
No. I mean the Union Jack is the flag of the UK, it was made after three different flags: England (red Saint Georges cross on a white background), Scotland (white St Georges on blue), and Ireland (red St Andrew's cross on white). So if your soldiers are from a time before the UK went official then you may prefer an England flag instead. I have made one specific Knight bearing each of these flags, they'll be in the thread I started about my knights' customs this afternoon.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2010, 07:52:25 »
Hi Panos.
Just reread what you'd written. Actually," when they were produced" was the right term. I sometimes have "glitches" when I write in English...Checked on wiki, I was wrong about the Irish flag: it's Saint Patrick's cross (well, to me it looks furiously the same as Saint Andrew's), AND the Union Jack dates back to January 1st, 1801. To our UK friends: sorry to spend so much time on this matter, I guess you all knew about it already, everybody knows their national flag's history, after all!

Can't wait to show you those, anyway:

Scotland V.1


Scotland V.2


England


Wales


Thought I'd done a picture of the Irish knight but I haven't. I'll make it soon.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2010, 09:57:12 »
No. I mean the Union Jack is the flag of the UK, it was made after three different flags: England (red Saint Georges cross on a white background), Scotland (white St Georges on blue), and Ireland (red St Andrew's cross on white). So if your soldiers are from a time before the UK went official then you may prefer an England flag instead. I have made one specific Knight bearing each of these flags, they'll be in the thread I started about my knights' customs this afternoon.

Cheers.
Arnaud

Oh right! I think the group will probably be around the Napoleonic Wars and thats around 1800, so the Union jack is the one to Go with!

---edit Just saw your knights!!! They are magnificent!! I really like the first one!! And I thought yellow was a horrible colour!!!

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2010, 11:59:45 »
Yeah! I thought that too but that was before. Now I've found that yellow is a really cool colour for it's close enough to white so I can use my crystal transfers on other parts than white.
Check this one for example:



The design on the back was printed on a crystal transfer.

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