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02/04/12 - Building a model rocket! Pretty simple stuff, but fun!

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Time to make a rocket.. out of that.
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Instructions ready
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Neil tried to remember what he learned about rockets.. which isn't much
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The firing device
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Buzz is ridiculous
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Why is he sitting like this??
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First step.. glue these parts together
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Prepping the nosecone for painting
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Time for a little nighttime spray painting
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In the meantime, I've glued the base into the cardboard tube and am letting it dry
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Painting the fins. If I were doing this properly I would've used a primer first so it didn't look like crap.
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This is how I painted the nosecone without getting (much) paint on the porch
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A lot of paint just went flying away on the wind
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Holding the two halfs together
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In the morning, this is what the nose cone and fins looked like. Not great, but not bad!
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If you look carefully you can see where the paint missed the cardboard.. oops.
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The fins are now in place!
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Looks like a rocket to me!
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