Not going to be painting today, not with this rain.
I hadn’t taken a close look at the nose cone until now. It looks to be made of some kind of cast resin, maybe? The surface is a good smooth paraboloid. But the cone/shoulder edge… eww.I used one weird trick I’ve seen in a few places on the web. I spread some Bondo spot putty around the shoulder at the edge.Then I put it on the body tube and twisted, pressing the Bondo up into and over the edge. After it dried I sanded. Much better.