Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 01:58 AM UTC
New aftermarket manufacturer Accurate Model Parts have introduced a line of new abd very exciting looking fabric flags to greatly enhance and add realism and beauty to your next build!
AMP announces scale Fabric Flags - a NEW product manufactured using superior technology and methods.
"NOTE: AMP use the Kriegsmarine flag as a sample because of the Revell VIIC kit popularity. AMP have reproduced the flag for historical accuracy, and NOT in support of any past or present political statements. AMP will reproduce any historical flag if it is for accurate modeling. See Company note about History & Politics in "Contact Us" section of their company website"
AMP fabric flags have many advantages:
*SEALED for no fray
(Rough handling only causes micro sawtoothing, instead of disintegrating cloth fingers)
*ACCURATELY researched for proportion, color, and detail.
Many scale flags - and full size repros - are the wrong proportions! They are based on the 3'x5' size. Though some real flags actually are 3'x5', it is often a “size of convenience” for the manufacturer.
NO “double duty” sizes -
Each AMP Flag size is based on a specific, real size, and is rebuilt for different scales, rather than one flag being used as both a 1:72 submarine flag and a 1:144 battleship flag
Professional PRINT INDUSTRY standards used, such as “bleed-to-edge” and trim marks, which means a higher quality product and easier for you to use.
Every kit contains TWO flags (because accidents do happen!)
AMP offer true, separate scale sizes, rather than one size that can be both a 1:72 scale submarine flag and a 1:144 aircraft carrier flag.
AMP not only recalculate for smaller scales, they tweak and adjust to accommodate for the smaller image on the same size weave. It means more precision for you and your model.
The Company is immediately offering the following flags for sale in 1:48, 1:72, 1:96, 1:144:
Flags range from US $5.95 to $12.95, EVERY kit includes two flags.
UK - ROYAL and MERCHANT NAVY - 5 sizes
WHITE Ensign (1864-Modern)
RED Ensign (1864-Modern)
Union Jack (1801-Modern)
USA - US NAVY - 5 sizes
48 Star Ensign (1912-1959)
50 Star Ensign (1960-Modern)
USN Union Jack 48 Star
USN Union Jack 50 Star
GERMANY - WWII Kriegsmarine - 3 sizes
Naval Ensign 1939-1945
AUSTRALIA - ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
NAVAL Ensign 1911-1967
NAVAL Ensign 1967-Modern
FUTURE releases hope to include:
Various scales/eras for Wooden sailing ships
Signal & Victory pennants for 1:72
Modern era (post WWII)
Many other countries
All AMP flags will also be available in PAPER, which is the preferred medium for certain scales and sizes.
AMP Paper flags:
Paper stock 100gsm (28lb) silk-coated (smooth) paper and 80gsm (16lb) bond
Printed on a commercial digital offset press (Canon imagePress C1 at 1200x1200 dpi)
If you have a need for a flag AMP does not make, and the flag is a standard that AMP should carry, they will add your flag to their range for no extra charge!
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