Well another "bump" in the road, I have used the HGW Wet transfers on a PCM Tempest and a PCM Hurricane with only a couple of failures so I was highly pleased with them.
So I confidently set about the Spitfire's stencils, first I refreshed my memory on how to use them then read the instructions.
So off with the paper, being very slow and careful, nothing appeared to have moved.
Then I had to leave the bench for a day or so and this is what I found when I came back to start applying them.
The "carrier" film had come away from the actual decals which meant there was no way to use them, I did try one but it was a failure, so they went into permanent storage.
So having a second set of stencils I tried a different technique though the second set might have been fine, though the warning sticker was also on this set and I was not going to chance it.
So I put my cunning plan into action, I left the paper layer in place and carried on as per instructions.
It meant though that I could not see the stencil clearly when it was wet, here it is dry.
And below is the same one wet, this meant that I messed up a couple of stencils because I could not see them clearly and they are a bit crooked.
But I carried on and got better at it, note that I started on the underside !
Luckily it is possible to remove the paper if you are careful, if not it can be removed the next day when it is dry, and they look ever so good when they are on.
So I am carrying on and it seems to be working and apart from the odd crooked one you would not know the difference in technique.