William Brand

Post yer colors, mates!

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My goodness but my colors have never been posted here. So a correction is in order. This was taken while flying over Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida.

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I remember how heavy and inflexible that one was as we were attaching it to the pole, but it filled up with wind at once and furled and unfurled like the best of them. I love seeing the different flags flown at Fort Taylor and I'm starting to recognize them by name.

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It's been washed, slept on, wadded up and folded enough to soften it quite a bit. I'd like to make a really big one (10 x 20 feet) this year. I know that painted and sewn are both historically accurate so I'll make up my mind on that later. I'm leaning toward painted.

Forgot to mention that the flying gif is courtesy of Poppa Ratsey Callahan.

Edited by Captain Jim

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William, how do you make those large flags like the FTPI and the Pirates of the Treasure Cove?

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I paint them reversed out. I paint the black and leave the white. That way I can see the design from both sides. I don't always paint the second side, but I have on a few of them.

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Well, damn. They are so detailed they look printed. What sort of paint? Thinned latex?

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Nope. I use a heavy duty black primer and paint carefully. Steady hands are good for painting, killing and other extra curricular activities.

there was so much weight in canvas and paint when I did that one sided Fort Taylor banner, that we never ran it up the flagpole for fear it would tear out the pins or cleats from the pole.

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You should have been a surgeon. Oh, wait, we have one of those. I'll have to try my hand.

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Good work Capt. Jim! I never made a WTF flag, as we never were the flag-flying types of rogues. Maybe we should have, it might have given us something to rally around. Now we're almost all dead and gone so no need for one now.

Bo

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Thanks Bo.

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I made this flag using HeroMachine 3 for a GURPS role-playing game I'm GMing.

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I just finished making our crew a new flag as the old one was a bit small for our purposes. It's painted on cotton canvas. The skull and crossed swords are obviously taken from the flag (probably erroneously) attributed to Jack Rackham (seemed appropriate given my character name). The stars are for Chicago, our home port, and the Trinacria and Harp are symbols of Sicily and Ireland, respectively, and are indicative of both my and my character's heritage.

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Very nice indeed, Captain Calico. You must take more pictures at the first event you fly that standard and let us see it once again.

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