My advice on finishing this one - just be careful when masking the body tube before any paint is applied.
Frankly, I'm very
disappointed with Estes' larger tubes on their new kits - including the Fat Boy (sam problem on the Big Daddy.) Anyway, it isn't coated with any kind of wax or anything. It's just bare paper, so when you mask it, and then remove the masking tape, you get the dad-gummed "fuzzies." You know - just take a piece of tape and stick it on a piece of cardboard and remove. You'll see what I mean.
I had to prime and sand and prime and sand 3 times just to get rid of the fuzzies from my masking job applying the sanding sealer.
The other major disappointement was the extraordinarily deep spiral groove. More like a canyon than a groove. I never have taken the time to fill spirals on any rocket I've built, but this is the first one where I truly wish I would have.
If I were to build another one, I'd ditch the TTW fins altogether and that stock body tube with it, and replace it with a nice tube from totally tubular or BMS or somewhere else.
However, with all of that said, I think it turned out rather nice. Big, gigantic body tube spiral canyon and all.