My first build thread! Disclaimer: I'm a newbie at rocket building. This is rocket number 7 for me. Ever. This isn't going to be so much of a How This Should Be Done thread as much as a This Is How I Screwed Up or maybe a Point And Laugh Because You'd Know Better thread. I'm okay with that. I don't mind providing you with entertainment and giving you a reason to sit back and say to yourself, "That's cute. I remember when I used to follow the instructions and do it that way too." You're given my full permission to point and laugh, or to mock me within this thread. HISTORY - A few months ago I bought an Estes Saturn V that I wanted to build, but knowing that I didn't have the skills to build it I tried about 5 kits first and then got too impatient and went ahead with the Saturn. It turned out okay I guess. But by that time I was really enjoying this hobby and knew it wouldn't stop with that one. I recently finished a Big Bertha and wanted to get back to modeling an actual rocket. The only kits up until now that I've built have been Estes kits, and so when I found this Vostok kit available from JonRockets on Amazon I got it, thinking it would be mostly the same kind of kit. But it's NOT! The first difference is that the parts are a lot smaller, and I can see that this might be the smallest rocket in my growing collection, but the amount of detail seems like it's a lot more than the others to make up for the small size. The second big difference seems to be the complexity. This is definitely not a level 1 build. I'm a little nervous, but even if it turns into a messy pile of glue, tubes, and fins, I'll probably learn something to use on the next build. And the final big difference is the instructions are hilarious! I'm showing my wife some of these sheets and telling her "read the 2nd and 3rd paragraph" and she cracks up - even though she's not involved in building rockets. So thanks Dr Zooch for making a kit that looks as fun as it will be difficult.