Thanks for posting this thread.
After seeing it, I ordered a Li'l Ivan for myself which has since arrived. After reading your description of the upscaled nose cone being a Semroc BNC-80HL, I put that in my shopping cart and picked up a BT-80H tube at the LHS.
There's nothing quite like seeing someone else's efforts to point out interesting builds.
PS. The upscaled Li'l Ivan decals are in my Excelsior shopping cart, too. Of course, several other sets as well,
Kit (AKA Cranky Kong)
Total Total Impulse as BAR: 7,753.69 Ns (Equivalent to a 51% M motor.)
=| Calirado, Colofornia...what's the diff anymore? |=