Flexible, colorful, lovable decals
By Maggie DeWitt
When I was a kid I liked watching my brother put the decals on his model cars and planes. Cutting around the designs, he'd soak them in water before sliding them off the paper backing and onto the model. Suddenly imbued with a sense of movement and energy, the plastic shapes were transformed into race cars and fighter jets, and you could now tell the good guys from the bad guys.