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.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Rockets/

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.
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