International Signal Flags

Published: October 30th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/700
Company: Eduard
Price: $16.95
Product / Stock #: 53 222

Thank you to the Eduard Company for sending this signal flag set for review, it is always a pleasure to see what your new products bring to the scale-modeling world. Thank you also to the IPMS Reviewer Corps staff members who do the hard work in getting us modeling products to review, the reviews posted, and the news spread to the world.

The photoetch fret arrived in excellent shape in a resealable plastic package with the distinctive Eduard knight logo. The fret is 2.75 x 1.3 inches in size. The color-etched laminated signal flags areprinted on both sides on polished metal (steel). The fret is only slightly magnetic, but individual flags will jump on to magnetized tools. A full 26-letter alphabet, two sets of numbers in flag and pennant formats, and two code/answering pennants are found on the fret. Duplicate Alpha, Echo, India, Oscar, Sierra, and Tango signals are included. No substitute pennants are present, but this should not be a problem unless your model is experiencing unusual navigation or similar issues. Thankfully, the flags are well labeled on the fret, so you do not need Sierra-Hotel status in the signal skills department to read them, whew!

The set is in 1:700 scale, but will be very useful in a variety of scales. I used my set on a USN hydrofoil (PHM-1) in 1:350 and the flags look fine. CA cement locked the flags to a halyard without difficulty. The color did not delaminate from the metal, although I did not curl the flags very much. If you are using this set for multiple USN vessels, be aware that there is only one November flag. I believe this is a minor concern, and not likely a problem for most of us.

I highly recommend this set, for ease-of-use, accuracy, and value. Thank you again Eduard and the IPMS Reviewer Corps!

  • Fret Detail
    Fret Detail
  • Flags flown on USS PEGASUS PHM-1 in 1:350 scale
    Flags flown on USS PEGASUS PHM-1 in 1:350 scale

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