The 17th issue of The Weathering Aircraft is available now! We often find decals that are either difficult to use, out of scale, or the required are not available for the intended subject. In this issue, you will learn how to overcome these all too common issues and how to create masks used for painting authentic markings instead of using decals. Mastery of specific techniques is essential to apply realistic markings, numerals, and stencils that are perfectly integrated into the finish of any subject. Some of the worlds most talented modellers have contributed to show you all aspects of masks and decals and the different ways to both make and use them. You will learn how to tackle difficult decals and how to solve common problems including the dreaded silvering effect, glossy surfaces, and water-slide markings that do not conform to raised and recessed details. This issue of TWA will also show you some tricks and tips including specific products and varnishes that must be used before and after applying markings to avoid unpleasant surprises and ruined finishes. As you have come to expect from TWA, teaching tools and inspiration have been gathered from some of best modellers around in an effort to show teach you how to create exquisitely built and painted models. Easily learn to reproduce the effects shown and expand your painting and weathering abilities with this collection of simple and easy to use step-by-step articles, each accompanied by precise instructions and high-quality photographs. This is an extremely comprehensive and unique issue, providing you the reader with the invaluable opportunity to learn how to properly use decals and masks on a professional level. The application of markings is critical to realistic finishes, this issue will ensure that you have the skills to bring a whole new level of realism to your next project.