With the Wildcat off the bench I started putting the decals on the Bronco;
ICM decals can be difficult to get onto a model as in my previous experiences they want to curl up into little, unuseable balls or stick to a surface and resist all attempts to get them into position. This time however they are playing along pretty well and I’ve got the majority of the upper wing decals on with much drama, the only one so far to curl up and become useless was the oil filler stencilling on the engine cowling although I cut away the bit that had curled up on itself. The difference is that this time I’m using warm water instead of cold so that may be making the decals perform differently. Who knows? Just as long as I can get them on the model is all that matters. Also I’ve used very little decal softener as the decals are bedding themselves down into the surface detail because they are so thin.
Once the decals are all on, the model will be given a coat of semi-matt varnish then I can start the weathering.