Estes, I make your rockets, because I made them as a kid, but - DECALS, Decals decals. You always seem to be messing up in the decal department. My MIRV, Estes Reflector, This one and more.
You know in a lot of ways Decals can make the rocket... So (Estes) please stop screwing us with too few decals, because your lazy or cheap.
I AGREE! When I buy a kit I want the same decals that are shown in the catalog and face card picture.
I haven't built the MIRV but I did read about the decals. They were much smaller than what was advertised. The Reflector decals were short and only enough for one side of the fins.
One of the worst was the Big Daddy (Shown at the right). They imply very detailed fin decals but only supply enough for two facing fins on only one side.
My other gripe - Don't call "peel and stick" a decal! Peel and Stick is a Sticker!
The Quest Aerospace One was a beautiful design. LARGE stickers were supplied. I re-drew the entire decal sheet and printed water slide decals at home.
Estes is not the only guilty vendor, other manufacturers have called stickers - decals. Some vendors try to sneak them into a kit by calling them "Pressure Sensitive Décor!"
I recently opened two Estes Black Brant kits each kit was from a different year and run. One kit had water slide decals, the other had peel and stick!
If I had my "druthers", a suggestion to the manufacturers -
Reserve the stickers for RTF and ARTF models.
On anything more challenging than a Level 2 (or whatever skill level they've decided on this week) supply water slide decals! No stickers in a scale kit!
If you consider yourself a model builder you should know how to apply water slide decals. We're big kids now and can handle warm water and a slippery decal.