The rest of the build went reasonably well, but with the thing more or less complete, I wasn't looking forward to the decals. With good reason:
One of the things that the masters in the scale aviation press endlessly foam about is modern decals - 'lovely and thin' blah, blah. Yes, lovely and thin. Just ripe for folding on themselves!! I knew, of course, that there was no way to get the very long decals on in one piece, so I cut them into smaller sections. But, it wasn't enough, as the key pieces curled in the water on both axes.
The only solution was scrape the mess off when dry, and use a sharp marker pen.
Still, in the end, it looks ok:
But, enough of the shiny finished civvie stuff.
Next up, late mark Messerschmitt madness:
But, which one. Oddly, only one is short-run....