Originally Posted by flight884
Thank you for the info! I found this, which I just ordered: https://shop.strato.com/epages/62035...ducts/STS20005
I think that I could cut a square out of that and follow your suggestion of applying on top of the imperfection (highly probable given my experience), or just using the entire set of decals so that it is uniform (highly unlikely given my experience!). Either way, this at least puts me in a position to decide.
Are there any tips for applying the decal properly? I don't want to ruin the aircraft any more than it already is
Sorry for the late reply.
That's good, that colour will be very close to the actual colour. Yes i would strongly suggest cutting a small square and using that. I would NOT use the whole decal, the colour will be uniform but it will probably not look good, it will be very obvious that its a decal unless you do it perfectly.
What i would do is first cut the a small square out of the green, then place the square in warm water for about 10-30 seconds, just gently rub it to see if it slides around on the backing paper. Once its movable, slide it onto the model as best you can, you want the surface of the model to be damp enough that it slides around (but not so wet that the decal sits on a bubble of water). Use tissue paper to soak up excess water. Slide the decal into position using a toothpick or something small, then gently dab it with tissue paper to soak up most of the remaining water. If you want to move it but it doesn't slide, just put a little water on it and repeat.
Unfortunately this isn't a totally bulletproof fix, it will be noticeable up close but should just look like a panel or doubler repair which are often a different shade of colour to the surrounding structure on real aircraft. Also please be aware that the decal may come off if its rubbed, even once its dry. If you want it to be more durable/permanent, you could try some decal softener from a hobby shop, but be careful to make sure that stuff only gets on the decal, it shouldn't harm the paint or tampo printing but but i'm not sure, be careful just in case.
Above all, take your time, decals are small and fiddly, but you should be able to keep doing it until you are happy, you will have plenty of green decal to use. Good luck, i look forward to seeing the results!