I also inadvertantly ripped off half of one of the underwing crosses while handling the model so I removed the other cross before it set.
So that's that for my attempt to finish something before the year ends as I have to source another decal sheet and it won't arrive before then, also there is no guarantee that I'll be able to find decals for the exact colour scheme the model is in so it may need re-painting. Bugger!
The possible cause for the decals breaking up is that it's one of Eduards earlier kits, or at least I hope so as I have quite a few Eduard kits in the stash.
Oh well where's that Meng T-90...