I purchased this rocket at NSL 2015 because kids and myself enjoy seeing helicopter recovery rockets. This is an easy kit to build. No painting is required. Here the parts out of the package... and here the completed rocket. She will fly soon... Tip: Apply the decals before you completely assemble the rocket. I also did not glue the nose cone to the upper body tube, just fiction fitted in case the shock cord breaks and needs to be replaced. It makes life a bit easier.