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Montana, United States
Joined: December 08, 2005
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
I'm building a replica of a part of the grandstands from Le Mans in the 1970's. I bought some cheapo flags on toothpicks but because of the material they are made of they are just too stiff to "hang" properly. What material is best & what is the best way to get flags to "hang" realistically w/folds & so on?

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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:39 PM GMT+7
This might have some tips you could use
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
I notice you need flags of many nations, maybe some are not available as decals. Here are a couple of suggestions:
What material are the ones you've got made of? If paper, you could soak them in water/white glue solution until soft and floppy and shape them until they harden/dry.
You could scan and re-print them on thinner paper and use the same treatment, if necessary.
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
Hey Randy,
The best producer of buildings and your stuck on flags?
Use some tin foil and make sure you only glue the back of the print.Glue to each side and let dry.Cut close around it and after you can shape it however you like.