Why decal sets include markings for one aircraft only?
The reason is, according to my experience, very simple. As a modeler, many times I had to buy a decal set containing decals for five or six aircraft, but in fact I needed only one of them. The result is that today I have a bunch of decals that I will never use, and I spent a considerable sum of money on them.
Thus, when the decals set contains markings for the one aircraft only, you have a choice. If you do not like it – do not buy it. If you like it – buy it – and you will pay for just what you need. It’s as simple as that.
Instead of decal sets with a lot of possible options, we are rather focussed to give a modeler complete information, accurate decals, an accurate drawing of a camouflage pattern and some characteristic aircraft features, and thus contribute to a better appearance of finished model.
Why do we use only FS595 color system (and not a chart of some modelling paint manufacturers) to identify colours?
We do not have enough resources to test all the modelling paints in order to determine the appropriate shades. Therefore we use the FS595 color system as known, recognized, and a very broad reference. Also, with FS595 Fan Deck in hands, it is much easier to approach the aircraft.
Short instructions for applying decals
* Your model must have a smooth, glossy surface, as decals won’t adhere well to matte surface. Use gloss paints or your favorite clear gloss overspray over matte or semigloss paint. Spray gloss coat over entire model or uneven patches will appear when the flat finish is added later. Allow paint to dry thoroughly.
* Cut carefully each decal subject from the sheet only as needed. Do not trim the excess clear film from around the image.
* Using tweezers, dip decal completely into water for 10 seconds, then remove and allow water to soften decal adhesive for approximately one minute or until decal slides easily on backing paper. Do not force decal to slide before adhesive is completely dissolved, or the decal film may tear.
* When the decal will slide off the backing paper without forcing it, apply it to poper position on your model. Holding the decal paper with tweezers, use the brush to slide the loosened decal on the model. Always use a good soft brush to push your decals from one position to another, and avoid unnecessary repositioning. Gently blot off excess water and smooth air bubbles under the decal surface.
* When all decals are completely dry, gently wash off all excess decal adhesive. Let the model air dry.
* Finally, overcoat your model with a light coat of a good quality gloss clear coat that will seal the decals preventing them from lifting and yellowing. Weather the model as you normally do and apply light coat of final clear (matte, semigloss or gloss) coat.