Hi all, I'm considering a PMC of the STC Start 1/288 Russian Hercules rocket model. This will really be a simple PMC. The interior diameter of the components that make up the main rocket body fit a 20/50 centering ring almost exactly. Just take off the outermost (green, for Estes) layer of the ring and it fits perfectly, allowing you to center a BT-20 tube right up the middle of the rocket. The nose fits onto the main body components fairly snugly. Perfect for holding it on during boost and popping off at ejection. The hardest part, I think, will be cutting a BT-20 diameter hole in the piece at the bottom of the rocket. Each of the six side tanks is in two pieces, the joint lining up so that I'll be able to add thin clear plastic fins between the halves and have them point straight out from the rocket. Just a little filing to open a wide enough slot prior to assembly and that's it. I'm looking for accurate paint color information, and can't find anything on the web. Does anyone know if Alway's "Rockets of the World" books cover this rocket and, if so, which volume and whether they cover paint colors? If all else fails, I'll just go with colors as close to those on the box cover as I can, but that picture is pretty clearly a painting or computer image...an "artist's impression" of the rocket. Any suggestions? Thanks.