Rocket project

So like I year ago I saw this project on Instructables about making retro rockets out of items like old dried out highlighters.

Of course the person that made those obviously had some skill with models and probably patience too. That makes two things I don’t have. However back around last March I started gathering old markers and other items I thought I could use for making a retro rocket. Now all that stuff sits in a box, but my son re-discovered the box and asked if we could finished making it. My love of 50’s style sci-fi rockets is trying hard to overcome my total lack of skill and I am trying to figure out a way to make one of these that actually looks like something. Here are some pictures of what I have to work with.