John, I would think sanding would help if the raised stuff does not work. From a fun factor just to build, it looks interesting enough...at least for one of those "in between" builds.
Stephen, yeah, there is a language barrier with translation sometimes. My understanding is the Titanic was flying the US flag from one of the masts signifying destination. Of course it would in fact be a 46 star version and not a "32"??? version in the decal sheets. Not sure where that number came from. I could see the mistake as the 48 stars, since a few months after the Titanic sailed, two states were added....easily missed. But 32?
Anyway, the White Star burgee is correct as is the Blue Ensign, but the Union Jack seems to be missing.