Paying Tribute to a Peugeot Rally Legend

One of the most fulfilling parts of the remote control hobby is creating a bodyshell that is a spitting-image of the real thing. In this case, a Peugeot 306 Maxi rally car in the iconic Clarion WRC livery.

It’s difficult to find interesting and realistic 200mm bodies for nitro on-road cars nowadays. I wanted something retro-cool to put on my Mugen Seiki MTX-4.

Before paint and trimming. Plenty of work ahead, but it’s relaxing and fun!

Remember when you could get sweet, detailed, 200mm scale bodies from Kyosho and the like? With mirrors, windshield wipers, full livery decals and such? That’s what I envisioned when I saw this Peugeot 306 Maxi from DeltaPlastik. I just had to have it.

I ended up using a decal sheet from L&L Models out of the UK. The decals are designed to fit a 190mm body (because of course) but I made them work and I think the result is pretty good. I love the Clarion WRC livery and this was the only way to get it somewhat accurate.

That’s a lot of decals. Good thing they were pre-cut!

I also picked up a body detail kit on eBay for about $15 that included mirrors and wipers to give it that extra scale appearance.

The end result is a very neat homage to the way RC used to be! I made a video of the build, check it out below:

Protective external film to prevent paint overspray.
Trimming and fitting the body to the Mugen MTX-4 chassis before paint.
Windows masked and ready for polycarbonate paint.
Masks and protective film removed. Decal time!
3 decal sheets. This will take some time.
Peugeot 306 Maxi: Complete! Notice the mirrors and windshield wipers.
Peugeot 306 Maxi. I customized the original wing mount location to be more streamlined.
In good company.
A proper tribute.

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