Maybe try another time with Microsol or Mark softer and see where that leads you.
If one seems to be stuck right away, apply more liquid underneath after lifting a corner or the whole decal. They seemed rather sturdy and there's time to deal with positioning.
Once in position, I was able to start burnishing them into creases right away with a wet cotton bud, since they stick well once most of the microsol was gone.
Also, as you said it's kinda confusing that the protection sheet falls right off when you cut the decal, but it's not used during application. This is apparently a different system than the HGW transfers. The shiny carrier film on the decal itself is what gets removed once dry. It can be tricky to find a way in to lift it but then it peels off really easily.
23. February at 09:57:37