I’ve been proving to myself how little knowledge and skill I have regarding painting plastic models.
I put on primer and gloss white (Testor’s rattle can enamel), then masked and painted the fins gloss black (Testor’s brush enamel). Actually I did the decals before the fins, for reasons that made sense at the time. There were a few stray black bits I hit with the white paint that came with my practice plastic model kit.
I sawed a little off the front end of the spent casing I’d glued the display nozzle to, so the nozzle will sit closer to the right position. I used a trifold mount to attach the shock cord to the nose cone shoulder. Here’s the rocket body, paint drying, on my custom small rockets work stand. Don’t look too carefully. Please. That last picture was taken Friday night; I didn’t finish in time for a glamor shot before leaving for Saturday’s launch, so here it is on the pad.And if you’re wondering why I didn’t take the glamor shot after the launch, well, read about the launch.