Well it was worth the wait and it dont look bad at all, you might find that any decal wont really adhere right down now theres a textured finish, but theres a way around that, gently and carefully use a fine grit paper to sand down the decal area until youve taken off the sharp edges of the A/O that way the extra smoothness will allow the decal to stick better, also once youve put the decals on, you can take a fine modelling paint brush and paint over the decal with the matt clear sealer, but be extra careful here, some sealers will melt the decal, but ive found that the plastikote i advised is usually ok but it really depends on the quality of the plastic membrane used on some decals, this method also takes off the new shine on the decal and helps to age it, remember what i said about dabbing the sealer with a clean cloth wrapped into a ball, dont do this over the decal, in fact it might be better to age the helmet prior to applying them, hope this helps
Your a lucky so and so, its bloody freezing here with rain and wind, i know Humbrol is designed for plastic models, but its not really designed for the type of thin membranes used on decals, if i were you i would find something like cling film and test the sealer out on that first to see if theres any reaction, some sealers contain a petroleum base or solvent which is highly flammable therefore can melt certain substances, perhaps not hardened plastics but maybe the type used for decals
nothing like rubbing it in, we had hotter weather a few weeks back 90f bit changed quick
It's looking great, congrats!
Looks good, nice fat runes. lol
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Good job, Phill........!