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Jaguar Mk. II Saloon "Inspector Morse" (part 3)

Mirror mirror on the car...
The mirrors that are provided in this kit don't really resemble the mirrors on the Inspector's car.
Actually, I wonder how Tamiya decided which type of mirror to include in this kit. Because looking through the original car's brochure I can't help but notice the absence of any kind of mirror in all of the pictures and drawings. I find it hard to believe that the car would leave the factory without any rear-view mirrors. But apparently it did...

And when mirrors were finally mounted on the cars (by the owner or by Jaguar, I don't know), they were mounted all over the front of the car. Some were mounted close to the driver. Others were mounted almost at the front of the hood.
Pick one :

Luckily I had a few nice pictures (images from an episode) depicting the shape and position of the mirrors on Inspector Morse's car.

Sadly I thought I'd have to scratch-build the mirrors... Not my strongest point I'm afraid.
But luckily (again)…

Peugeot 307 WRC "Pirelli", Tour de Corse 2006 (part 3)

What's the colour of money ?
I should know by now. I've spent more than enough of it on the colour for this car.
In my previous update I was very optimistic about Tamiya X-8 for this car. But sadly, this colour was also too dark.
Next was the runner-up, the Revell yellow. But, you might have guessed it, it was too light...
Luckily I had to go to the nearby city of Roermond to pay a local hobby store, who stocks Revell Aqua Color, a visit. Thanks to the mass painting shown above I was running out of semigloss black, so re-stocking was needed.
But alas, no semigloss black in stock... But, he did have a spraycan of Tamiya TS-16. Which I bought. One more different tone of yellow wouldn't hurt I thought.
And it didn't hurt indeed. Because this was the yellow I've been looking for from the beginning. I really don't understand that Renaissance recommends TS47. That colour is really way too dark.
Anyway, I finally got THE colour, so off spraying I went (after decantin…