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Warnings

Never apply decals before testing their size properly; cut them out before soaking and check!

Doyusha decals seem not to withstand normal gloss finishing - The nice ANA 777 decal cracked in tiny pieces and had to be replaced. Also the replacement eventually showed some cracks - conclusion, use another decal

The painting of the Patrouille Suisse F5E must be done in two phases, using the red decal as a guide.

The decal of the Revell KLM 767 is lousy - decide for another before you paint, or ... good luck!!!

My Skyline 737-300 needed 2mm extensions on the wheel poles and serious sanding before hanging the engines, watch out: 737-300 engines are inclined to the horizontal (see airliners.net, Macedonian Airways)

The model of Skyline (B737-400, Virgin Express) is targeted at first class modelers: The decals look bad, probably one has to soak them in something; the metal pieces are too small (fill the holes before you fix them); and without intervention the engines are far too low (the solution given by the manufacturer solves only part of the problem). For fantastic modelers this must be a dream, for me, it resulted in a mediocre model.