This project is a build of the Estes Patriot into a custom design for our friend Ryan. The rocket will be a New York City / US Army tribute.
The kit features a 3-piece body tube. I have my own idea for a paint and decal design so I won't be using the stickers that came with the kit. Here is the body tube sections assembled with fins attached and primer applied. The Fin-body tube joints have epoxy fillets.
The New York City side of the rocket will have a skyline silhouette with a sunrise colored backdrop. The flip side of the rocket will be camouflage green with a US Army stencil. Here is the body and nose cone painted. I used Createx transparent Sunrise Yellow and Rustoleum CamouflageArmy Green. There were no compatability issues sparying the Rustoleum over the Createx paint. I am ready to apply the skyline and Army stencil.
I ordered the NYC skyline from Urban Decals. Not sure if they ever envisioned this use for thier city scape decal so I will send them some pics of the finished product.