How to apply water-slide decals:
1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softener is also recommended at this stage. After applying softener, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.
1. Tupolev SB White 1 mottled, Sisante, September, 1937
2. Tupolev SB White 2 mottled, captured by the Kondor Legion. 3. Tupolev SB 2M-100 Yellow 5 mottled, 12th Group. First SB bombers in Spain were very popular, however they had some disadvantages, for example 600 kg bomb limit.
4. Tupolev SB. Plane captured with Nationalists insignia.
5. Tupolev SB 20W-1 in black on splinter, Logrono, 1940.
6. Tupolev SB White 33 mottled, 3rd Squadron, July 24, 1938.
7. Tupolev SB White 16 mottled, Possibly downed by Italians.
8. Tupolev SB White 1 on green, 2nd Squadron, 1937
9. Tupolev SB Unnumbered, with tiger-striped camouflage.
10. Tupolev SB Unnumbered, captured and put on display by the victors in Logrono during the war.
11. SB 2M-100A Unit: Grupo 24. Serial: 33 (BK-58) Barahas, Spain, April 1939. Typical camouflage scheme