I finished painting my Estes MX Missle. This doesn't seem like such a big deal, but I started the rocket the FIRST time I became a BAR. I chose this kit because I thought this would be a fast build, since there's no balsa to fill or glue, just plastic fins. Well, you know what they say: if you want God to laugh, tell Him your plans. Near as I can figure, that was was in 1993, 30 years ago. So between raising four kids, and moving four times, plus, you know, LIFE, I'm finally finishing it up. By now, my kids have given me grandkids that are the same age they were when I began this build.
The paint came out pretty good. I was proud of myself that, at the time, I thought of filling the spirals on my own - I was still figuring out the internet, and wasn't in touch with any other people involved with rockets. Now I just have the decals to go. Although I also notice the plastic fins have yellowed a bit. If anyone knows how to restore them to being clear I'd be much obliged.