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Lluis of Minairons

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Age of Sail Chinese Junk flags!
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If anyone was missing some Far East naval powers ensigns and flags, in order to add some colour to their deadly war junks, I hope these two new releases will be useful and tempting enough to you! For I've just made available two new sets of 1:600th scale naval flags for Chinese ships during Ming and Qing periods - between XVI and XIX centuries approx.



Despite splitted into two sheets, one for each period, most of the flags there can be combined quite freely to some extent; with only a few tips to be held in mind there: first of all, red dragon flags were dominant during Ming dynasty, while blue dragons were preferred by the later Qing emperors; secondly, Chinese ships used to place their ensign-like dragon flags not at stern, but on main mast instead; also, sterns were often decorated with five smaller flags, one of each colour (at least during Ming period); and last, that red-dotted flags were apparently used by civilian ships only.

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