To customize the ships from the Pirate Fleet Builder series – or any other ship – I have provided a file with different flags to use. Here I will explain how to build them step-by-step.
You will need the following.
- flags printed out (recommended paper weight 80gsm aka office paper)
- cutting tool (scissors or knife)
- black marker
If you haven’t downloaded the file, get it here.
Print and cut out the flag you want to build. Also cut off a thin strip of paper from the print page. And cut off one pointy side of the toothpick.
Next fold and glue the flap part, but make sure to not glue the tabs at the end. They will connect to the flag pole (toothpick). Also color the toothpick and paper strip black using the marker.
Then cut off any excess white from the flag and color the connect tabs black. I also color the white cut edges in the flags color. Next I have colored a bit of the flag black, indicating that only the top and the bottom of the flag are hooked up to the pole.
Now glue the flag to the toothpick as shown.
Finally I use cut down black strips to fasten the flag to the mast. I first glue only a bit to the toothpick pole …
… then wrap glue around the mast!
Congratulations, you have added a flag to your mast 🙂
If you are interested in other flag design, please let me know and I will try to incorporate them in future updates of the flag file.