i bought them off ebay (1/16 scale) for a couple of bucks. i had to cut them super close to keep the extra sheen off the rest of the model. applied them with water. Once dry I just rubbed them with some rubbing alcohol to fade them out. I washed them down with some rust. This is actually the first model i have done in about 20yrs. It was relaxing, now I'm going tot have to make the American counterpart. Love your work, and thanks for taking interest in mine.