Fitting the Decals
The plan from quite early on in the project was to focus in on car number 4 from the 1977 Tour de Corse. In general terms, I liked the full-on rally car look and specifically liked the decal set that the car wore for that rally. Other than the large number 4 race number which was fitted to the roof of the car I decided to have the rest of the decals fitted.
Having a 1/18 scale model of the car was as helpful for setting out the decals as it had been for the painting.
The decal set for the car was designed and cut by one of the members of the Stratos Enthusiasts Club.
After the IVA test and before fitting the decals the car was returned to the paint shop for polishing and detailing.