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Peugeot 307 WRC "Pirelli", Tour de Corse 2006 (part 6)

Work continues (finally)
After I've been working for several weeks on the Ferrari, it was about time that I took up working on this car again.
But that actually happened sooner than I expected (because of the paint problems I encountered with the Ferrari).

First thing I wanted to do was change the footrest of the driver.
I glued a piece of styrene inside the opening that separated the front and rear part of the footrest. I'm not 100% sure that the footrest in Gigi Galli's car was like this as I have no picture of this part from Gigi's car. And in my picture archive I've found pictures both with and without the opening.
But the pictures of the most recently run Peugeot 307's show the opening to be closed, so I assume that it was this way in Gigi's car too.

Another part I needed to change was the shift ring on the steering wheel.
On the left picture below, the original shift ring can be seen. It is obvious that it differs from the one in the left picture above…

Ferrari F430 (part 5)

a major mishap
To keep my updates in style, I decided to start this update also with a mishap. An unintentional one, but a mishap it was. A major mishap to be precise.
Last update I mentioned that I wanted to take this car to the Euro Scale Modeling contest in Nieuwegein. But thanks to this major f*ck up, the car stays at home. Inside a nice comfy bath of brake fluid...

After I had sanded the very mild orange-peel out of the paint with MicroMesh sanding cloths, I took out the Tamiya Fine Compound (the one with the blue cap) to give the paint a nice finish.
And everything was going quite alright. I got a nice shine out of the paint and was quite satisfied with the finish. Only problem was that there were still minor swirl-marks visible because of the polishing process.
And for some reason I wasn't able to get rid of these marks.
In the meantime I had ordered some stuff from Hiroboy, amongst which was Finishing Compound from Tamiya. But as I wasn't sure whether I would rece…

Jaguar XJ220 "Martini" GT, Italian GT championship 1993 (part 1)

After the setback I experienced with the Ferrari F430 I decided that I would start (or at least select) another kit from my stack to get my spirits up.
And the kit I selected is the Jaguar XJ220 from Tamiya (kitno. 24129).
But I won't be building the street version of this car. While checking out some on-line stores looking for after market parts for this kit I stumbled upon a decalset by scaleproduction.de on the MediaMix Hobby internet site.
With this decalset it was possible to make the Martini-sponsored GT Racing car of the Jaguar XJ220. And that is the end of it really. I was instantly hooked. Any car looks great in Martini-livery and especially this one. So the decision was quickly taken to try and build the Martini-sponsored version of this car.
I ordered the decalset from MediaMix (while Scaleproduction didn't have them anymore) and ordered the required BBS wheels directly from Scaleproduction.

I was ready to build.
Or wasn't I ? The few reference pictures prov…