Thank you, Franklin Jennings!
Your suggestion on decal preparation for The Boy's armored car saved me three non-drooling years at the end of my life. [And just between you and me, I'm not exactly "wiry." I was a DT in high school, if that points you in the right direction.]
Still, it was a little frustrating at times. Lots of people talking, few of them know, on a 1/72 scale model decals were created below.
But the overall result was pretty good, actually.