Making an American Flag using Adobe Illustrator

We don’t expect everyone to have access to the software to be able to do this. But, this is one way to make your own flag.

Of course, if you don’t have the software, you should be able to download an appropriate image on the Internet and print it on your color printer.

Ship Modeler

I’ve been taking a little time off of work since I’ve been actually pretty productive with ship modeling and other personal tasks. So, today, I finally decided to tackle the issue to making a flag for the American Gunboat model that I’ve been working on.

My Amati American gunboat model, nearly finished, but in need of a flag

The Amati kit includes a flag, but it doesn’t look like anything I’d seen before, with 13 stripes and 17 stars. The only flag I was really aware of from the War was the type that flew over Fort McHenry during the British bombardment and was the inspiration for our national anthem. That one was 15 stars and 15 stripes, but the Amati kit flag had me second guessing things as I realized that, after all, the U.S. at that time had more than 15 states.

The flag included in the Amati…

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