Estes does show this decor as the suggested "Paint Scheme" but doesn't tell you much information on how to pull it off.
The average builder probably wouldn't take the time for all the complex masking.
I thought the Monokote trim would be the way to go, that's what it looks like Estes did on the face card.
Even using the Monokote trim it takes a few hours.
I've always liked the looks of the Guardian and the catalog paint scheme. It was about time I tackled it.
While the instructions said to use light gray for the upper section I used white to match the face card.
I thought aluminum paint would look better than a darker gray on the fins.