When I was in Minnesota, I was tremendously impressed by Jeff Taylor's steampunk rockets (as illustrated elsewhere in this forum). This led me to try my hand at it, albeit in a school of steampunk that shades more toward retro. First came little Nemo, which made one successful flight on a C6-3...
Next build thread. Inspired by "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove and a Michael's birdhouse.
Removed the nose
Using Scorchmark to highlight the staves.
Drilled out the bottom.
Next, install the captain, body tube w/motor mount, and nose.