It’s official! The decals are on!
Why does this step warrant its own build report?
Because these Wingnut Wings decals are quite simply the best decals I have ever used. And not just by a hair. These decals blow every other decal sheet I’ve used absolutely and completely out of the water. Not even a contest.
What makes them so great?
Minimal carrier film. And by minimal I mean none. Oh, there’s some around the Black Arrow, and around the “P” on the fuselage and the “Lift Here” stencils. But it’s minimal. And around the cockades, there is not even a sliver of carrier film to be seen. It’s amazing.
Exceptionally Tough. Some decals explode or fall all to pieces if you look at them wrong. Or they roll up just to send you into paroxysms of rage. Not these. They held together admirably well, even when being dragged across my less-than-perfect surface (the Tamiya Olive Drab unfortunately went down somewhat “dusty” in places. And by in places, I mean all over. But these scooted over the surface without complaint.
Settle Down Perfectly. Usually, tough decals are tough, and don’t settle down over and into surface details very well. Not so here! These decals settled down perfectly, with very little help. And, despite my dusty finish, there was zero silvering.
I may have to buy another Wingnut kit soon, just for the awesomeness of the decals. Holy cow.