Not Gold or Decals
No the butterflies are not gold – just gold-colored. I believe they are brass – definitely metal and not decals.
And thanks for the tip about the tissue on the decals. I didn’t realize it until someone else mentioned it a couple of days ago. I didn’t know the top layer was supposed to come off, but I can’t say that I’ve fired with it still on because all of my decals have turned out just fine. So do some decals come without the tissue on them or have I just been lucky?