I’ve spent several months hoping a clever idea would come to me for finishing this rocket, but none has, and I guess it’s clear there’s only one, non clever, way forward. Sand the crazed black paint down, and brush paint.
So I’m doing that. A little at a time. I did a first coat on the forward half and am letting that dry.
I was worried about black paint spattering or dripping on the exposed stuffer tube but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I think the result will be less than glorious but it’ll be okay.