Sascha Grant's LOC Weasel). I wanted to keep the lower section as-is to retain the nice decals, didn't have the proper red, and wanted practice the over-spraying process. And, practice was needed. As usual, I rushed the finishing and, while there was no bubbling or crazing, what started as a reasonably uniform layer of silvery speckes is not starting to get blotchy. I assume that since the base coat wasn't fully set, the silver overcoat is reacting differently in different areas. I tried to get a close up of one of the more pristine spots, but the only thing I suck at more than painting rockets is taking photos of them. Now that I beat myself up, I'll say that I think it looks OK.
Just for future reference, here's what I did to fix it up. I glued a 4" piece of telescoping 'coupler' stock into the end of the lower body so it abutted the top of the motor mount. I then added a short piece of sectioned Blue Tube to toughen it up. I cut a 1/4" slice of the outer coupler as a channel for the Kevlar shock cord. A hole was drilled at the lower end of the coupler and the cord was pulled through, knotted, and tacked down with 5-minute Epoxy. I made a plywood bulkhead that fit in the cone. It sits on the inside rim and I had to deform the cone as it was inserted. The other end of the Kevlar shock cord goes through the bulkhead and is also knotted and tacked with Epoxy. I added an upper rail button and after two tries it's in the right spot. The upper part of the existing rocket was a little knarly so I filled the gaps with Fill'n'Finish and added some black vinyl tape to make this area presentable.
I also made another 24mm-29mm adapter since my normal one doesn't fit in the 1.9" tubing. The motor block on that one is a clamp-on aluminum retainer whose tangs are too wide.
Gotta go...will add stuff as required.