Started decaling the F-84 today. The first decals were a bust. I usually try a couple of not really needed decals first to see what I’m up against and I was about ready to throw in the towel.
But being the optimist I am and knowing things could only get better I decided to go all out and try the main markings for under the wing, and they worked! The stars and bars split a bit putting them on but I found that I needed to apply micro set liberally to keep them moving along. They also seem to need to be soaked for longer than I am used to.
The USAF in it’s split up configuration for the landing gear door went on better than I anticipated, and the fit around the doors was perfect. Both decals appear to work well with decal solvent.
I’m glad this has gone better. Everything about this kit has been great so far; the fit, engineering, and instructions. I have a number of complicated decals to go so here’s hoping for the best.