This is going to be an interesting, fun new challenge for me.
I say "fun" because the owner has given me license to do it however I see fit.
I say "challenging" because it will be a static display model, which changes the game somewhat.
Example, real Indy cars don't use skinny front wheels like slot cars benefit from.
So my wheel plan, for now anyway, is to use Russkit Replica 723 wheels all 'round, shod with Ortmann tires.
Something I have no experience with - yet
The first thing I learned, and thanks to dc-65x for lots of advice as usual -
despite Lancer's claim of their bodies being "CRYSTAL CLEAR", they are butyrate, not Lexan.
Lacquer paints are a no-no, so I decided on Testors Sea Blue enamel.
The next learning moment was a real surprise for me - since I love my inside (waterslide) decals using Faux Glazing Medium, I tried a crazy test.
You can see where I used the cockpit area to try some paint experiments - note the "Mobil" decal.
Enamels don't melt inside decals like I thought they would - it works fine, just as it does with acrylics