Just got done with the building and painting phase for a Trumpeter 1:35 scale SA-2 Guideline SAM. So far, so good. Started in on the decaling for the missile.
First problem - decals disintegrate when trying to slide them off the sheet. OK, not good, but I grabbed a bottle of the MicroScale decal film, and that helped quite a bit.
Next - decals will not stay down. They start peeling and curling up at the edges. OK, grabbed a bottle of Future floor wax and did the under/over with that and it looked better. Coming back the next day, and found the problem decals had lifted even with the Future.
OK, I did a brief scan to see if anyone sells aftermarket for this kit: no go.
I actually have another 2 sets of decals (bought two launchers and the transport truck), so I made a scan of a fresh decal sheet and will venture into the realm of trying to print my own.
I wonder what the chances are of the other two decal sheets being similar pigs to work with...Now I need to figure out how to strip the decals off and start over. Suddenly, I'm afraid of decals.